Mandate Democracy® gives literal technological life to the “Mission Statements” for a constitutional democratic Republic, as originally propounded by Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence:

  • A Republic “… means a government by its citizens in mass, acting directly and personally …”
  • “A government is more or less republican … as it has this ingredient of direct action of the citizens.”
  • “The mother principle [is] that ‘governments are republican only in proportion as they embody the will of their people, and execute it.’”
  • “The Constitution of the United States asserts that all power is inherent in the people;
  • that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty.”
  • “Wherever the people are well informed they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights.”

We inherit the oldest democracy in history — a 232-year old, perpetual challenge – and today an exciting opportunity applying new political technology.  To answer Ben Franklin’s worry on what government the Constitutional Convention had given us:

“A Republic – If you can keep it.”