WHAT CAN I DO?
UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. - Dr. Seuss, The Lorax, 1971.
If you are dissatisfied with the present election process, you have three choices, the first two help, the third is what we most need to make things better.
1. Identify the problems. For example the increasing roll of money and shallow voter analysis has been well identified by a wide variety of concerned citizens, commentators, and political office holders.
2. Work to implement changes that will reduce specific problems. For example, requiring full disclosure of campaign donations and expenditures may help to partially offset the power of money to influence elections and decision making. However creating a rule that would be effective, is constitutional, can be enacted, enforced, and not easily circumvented, is very difficult. Even if such rules are enacted, it is unclear if they would significantly reduce the basic problem.3. Advocate experimentation with a potential change in the election system, significant enough to offer a systemic improvement. For example, utilizing Tribunal Conventions as provided by Tribunocracy. If a Tribunal Convention selected an office holder or decided a referendum, the roll of money spent advertising prior to the Tribunes attending the Tribunal Convention will be greatly reduced. Likewise, the information, and arguments that every voting Tribune is exposed to prior to their voting would be greatly increased.
How can I support Tribunocracy?
1. If you have a platform from which to be heard, give Tribunocracy exposure. For example, when the negative effects of money and shallow voter analysis are brought up, mention Tribunocracy as a solution, explain it and invite discussion.
2. Tell other people about it, especially those who have a platform from which they can be heard, such as political commentators, columnists, bloggers, political scientist, and teachers. Tweet about it, put in on Face Book, and blog about it.
Change starts with words, when heard it begins.