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The Mandate Democracy® initiative revolutionizes the way we interact with our elected officials. Referenda Voting and Democracy Citizenship Community Centers™ provide direct education and empowerment to We the People.
Public support for Mandate Democracy ‒
‒ Super-majorities back our Governance reforms (Pew)
- 61% believe “Significant changes are needed in the fundamental design and structure of American government.”
- 67% support “a democratic system where citizens, not elected officials, vote directly on major national issues to decide what becomes law.”
Our governance has collapsed. The government has seized up and shut down. There have been decades of deterioration with a perpetual state of worsening gridlock and factionalism. We are a frustrated People with unmet needs and aspirations.
There is unanimous agreement. We shouldn’t tolerate this dysfunction. We can surmount an obsolete, corrupted Two-Party stranglehold.
Put Sovereignty back where it belongs: in the hands of the people. With an online voting online ballot-box, We the People can overcome the Party debacle. A modern embodiment of Abraham Lincoln’s Government Of, By and For the People. Mandate Democracy®.
Just listen – from The Left – from The Right – from the Founding Fathers; we were warned.
The Party’s Over
The Founding Fathers Warned Us
“The alternate domination of one faction over another…is itself a frightful despotism. … sooner or later [bringing] the ruins of Public Liberty.”
~~ George Washington, First President
“There is nothing that I dread so much as a division of our republic into two great parties…to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.”
~~ John Adams, Second President
“If I could not go to Heaven but with a party, I would not go there at all.”
~~ Thomas Jefferson, Third President
“The people are the only legitimate fountain of power … the constitutional charter, under which the several branches of government hold their power…”
~~ James Madison, Fourth President
“Let every man beware of an obstinate adherence to party … to decide not a particular interest, but the very existence of the nation …”
~~ Alexander Hamilton, Washington’s First Treasury Secretary
Left | Right | Pundits
“Congress and the political parties have decayed to the point of uselessness.”
~~ David Brooks, New York Times
“Could it be that both parties are doomed? Like two punch-drunk fighters leaning on each other in the 12th round.”
~~ Jonah Goldberg, National Review, AEI
“…the hyper-partisan two-party duopoly [that] has kept Washington too divided, too dysfunctional and too directionless for too long.”
~~ “Morning Joe” Scarborough
“Something is permanently broken in our politics.”
~~ Andrea Mitchell, 40-yr Political Journalist
“Washington resembles nothing so much as an unruly sandbox. …septuagenarian politicians squabbling like 7-year-olds… not an adult in sight.”
~~ Mark Sandler, Woodrow Wilson Institute
“The American people bear the price of a Washington that is totally dysfunctional.”
~~ Leon Panetta, former Democratic congressman, White House Chief of Staff
“… an utterly broken political system. It is shattered. Are we fated in perpetuity to a cycle of revenge politics of self-interest, where the American people are not represented?”
~~ Steve Schmidt, Republican campaign pro, Bush & John McCain manager