However this thread isn’t about my good ideas, this is about the Republican Frontrunner.
true, but before i have a conversation, i like to define the terms. you used the word "ultra" and i thought it would be helpful to know what you meant by that. i got your liberal definition....although i don't think that your position is ultra left wing.
Romney is a mixed bag. as a business man, he's got a good head. as governor he leaned left of center on to many issues. there are so many issues of overreaching government that need to be taken on by the next president and congress, we can't afford to have either willing to compromise toward the left.
democracy: the best example of an attempt at this was Arnold in CA with the referendums. it didn't work well. why? voter fatigue. cost. most people are not really political engaged. poll your friends on issues. bet they don't know much about local, state, or federal issues, let alone what each is supposed to be responsible for. the majority of people don't vote now. if they bother, it's only for big elections like president. what you would end up with is an ever decreasing number of people hopping on their computers and making decisions for the majority.
and what would protect the minority?
would states do the same, or would we just do away with the states and have 300 million people voting daily on issues for the country? wouldn't that mean the areas of the country with fewer people would be at the mercy of those areas with lots of people? should new york city be making decisions for billings, montana? (more than they already do)
most of the people who embrace ideas like yours, don't have a clue what the constitution says. if you did, you'd be in favor of returning to constitutional principles which would both save money and massivly reduce the size of the federal government. problem solved.