U.S. is still a “Flawed Democracy”: “Differences of opinion in the US have hardened into political sectarianism and institutional gridlock”. In 2020, the Functioning of Government “fell to a new low” (International Democracy Index 2020)
Brennan Center for Justice
“Today it is clearer than ever: We are engaged in a great battle for the future of constitutional democracy in America. Nothing less.”
~~ President, Brennan Center for Justice, NYU Law School
Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes
“ Participate in the actions and passions of your time – or else be judged not to have lived at all.”
Thomas Jefferson and James Madison agreed
Each generation has the right to determine the shape of their own Government – or else we’re ‘ Ruled by the Dead. ’
Democracy = The People Rule
- DEMOS (The People) + KRATOS (God of power)
- Sovereign power rests with the people to control their own government.
Representative Democracy = Republic
- The People act directly for government control, or
- Through enjoined elected representatives
Mandate Democracy® = Direct public control & compelled representatives
- A decree, an edict that representatives act accordingly.
- A command to bind representatives.
- A fiat: Authoritative electoral pronouncement.
- Imposes electoral authority over acts of accountable officials
- Referenda compliance: an obligation for gaining and holding elected office.
- Pre-pledged adherence from candidates.
- Coercive enforcement by monitored public and media accountability.
- Recall & No-Confidence referenda on elected and appointed officials.
Citizen Initiated & Administered
- Freed from usual state-level initiative blockades:
- Legislatures, petitions, time limits, big money.
- Votes on reforms squelched by entrenched Parties.