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Resonation: Enlightened Government for We the People by Gregory Olinyk
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To make our nation and the world a better, safer, place by transforming our current form of government into one that is beholden and responsive to US rather than to Big Money and Special Interests, and eliminating voter apathy by providing tangible feedback that our actions at the DayLight Forum are actually having a positive effect on our elected leader's decisions.


Introduction (Excerpted from "ResoNation")

A 21ST CENTURY SYSTEM FOR A 21ST CENTURY DEMOCRACY

This is the story of a nation that spent two hundred years searching for a true and truthful leader and ultimately found 300 million of them. In course of their discovery process they found a way to elevate their government from an impermanent, oft-changing system of leadership to a permanent and reliable one that responds directly to the collective intelligence of We-the-People.

“ Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” --Sir Winston Churchill

While the structure of democracy has not changed significantly in the past three hundred years, its values and environment have. In the last century, the radio, telephone, television, and the Internet have all become commonplace to most of America. Combined into a synergistic whole, these technological advances present an opportunity to bring our current form of democracy into the 21st century for the betterment of all. Just as large corporations would no more persist in using outmoded mimeographs, telegraphs, and paper-and-penciled accounting sheets to match the speed and agility of their competitors, why should We-the-People live and operate under an equally slow-to-react system of government? Speed, flexibility, and the ability to acquire and employ information are requisite to the maintenance of our status as a world leader: a status that is diminishing under a load of national debt and corrupt leadership decisions, and in the face of competition for markets and resources from a burgeoning European Union and a rising China.

Our current form of government-by-representation was created largely out of geographical convenience and a belief that, lacking a national education system, most American citizens were too ignorant to know what was best for them. Timing, distance, and a growing population’s sheer numbers made it difficult, if not logistically impossible, for all to convene in one place every time a matter of regional or national importance had to be decided. So our founding fathers created a system by which we would choose the most educated among us to represent our best interests and work and reside in our nation’s capitol or in their respective state capitols. That once-effective system worked well for a time but, like any organization, it eventually fell prey to bureaucracy, growth for growth’s sake, and a conflict-of-interest derived from the fact that it became so prohibitively expensive to become elected and to remain in office that our representatives can no longer realistically represent us because they are beholden to whom- ever writes the checks that keep them in power. Thus, our government has grown into a labyrinthine, bureaucratic “rat’s nest” of convoluted processes, make-work, and influence peddling – or as the humorist Will Rogers put it. the best government money can buy.
United in a common desire for peace, prosperity, safety and freedom we can do better. Now we have a defined place to start. Let’s begin.
 
 
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