Ionos wrote:Majority rule democracy has its design flaws. Multi-dimensional democracy, the autonomy of open political minorities, is designed to fix what is fundamentally wrong in majority rule democracy. To scratch the surface of this topic, here is a quote of the first page of my small PDF booklet on multi-dimensional democracy, which can be found at the link below:
"Europe is slowly integrating into one continental state, setting the trend for a future world where small states merge into gigantic mega-states, and everything in politics becomes bigger and bigger. Also political minorities grow larger and larger – too large to ignore any more as a meaningless and powerless margin, where the doctrine of majority rule democracy has rejected them.
In small ancient Greek city-states it may have made sense that the small minority of the small population has no greater purpose in life than obeying the wise and fair decisions of the democratic majority. But the larger the populations have become, and the larger the minorities without political power have become, the more obvious it is becoming that it is neither necessary nor morally legitimate for the majority to rule over large minorities, which may have millions of members, and which are perfectly capable of deciding about their own political affairs.
Majority rule democracy is becoming one of the most oppressive and risky political forces on the planet. People’s voting behaviour is too easily influenced by fake news, censorship of true information, and carefully timed fabricated moral scandals, which mislead people to vote with emotion rather than reason. Modern democracy is tyranny of a self-centered and cynical majority. Tyranny of the 70%."
Thank you @Ionos I also
believe in a more inclusive approach and resolving conflicts
to make policy decisions by consensus of the governed people affected.
This requires localizing democratic design making to smaller districts
or precincts that would become self-governing so their taxes remain
under their own jurisdiction as much as possible, and they consent
how much to pay taxes to state or federal govt under agreed terms.
So there is no taxation without representation, and consent of
the governed is restored as the basis of law, civil contracts, and govt.
In practice, I would implement the Green Party system of proportional
representation by party and expand Electoral College Districts to support
reps from each party, working as a parliament or council to include
input from all constituents, including grievances and complaints of
abuse of govt at all levels, and resolving conflicts to reach settlements
or agreed reforms and corrections. These councils could work locally
and then advise Congress on policies and how to separate funding
where groups do not agree on terms of services or programs.