Direct Democracy: An Empowering Political Solution Beyond the Fake Left-Right Paradigm


Direct Democracy is an empowering political solution where individual citizens directly propose and vote on issues electronically, which bypasses the need for governmental representatives.

Direct democracy is an empowering

social and political solution that we need to seriously consider, in the face of a corrupt and broken system that churns out tyrants and maintains the status quo. It’s clear that we need a new system and a new consciousness, not a new president. Every time election year rolls around in the US (and in other nations), the dysfunctionality of the current system is shoved in our faces. In 2016 we have the choice between anointed establishment candidate Hillary Clinton (of the longtime Clinton crime family) and Donald Trump, ardent Zionistprobable pedophile and NWO-connected businessman. In 2004 the contest was between George W. Bush and John Kerry, both of whom just coincidentally happened to be bonesmen, i.e. they belonged to the Skull and Bones secret society, part of the network of secret societies that run the world behind the scenes. Voting is only meaningful if you have a spectrum of candidates that represent a broad range of different positions. When all the candidates are identical on nearly all the important issues (e.g. the issuance and control of currency), there is no choice. Voting then becomes an exercise in futility where people get trapped in a fake left-right paradigm. However, the beauty of direct democracy is that it bypasses the need for “representatives” (who mostly represent Big Banking, Big Corporate, Big Pharma and other moneyed interests) and puts a lot of decision-making power back into the hands of the people.

What is Direct Democracy?

Direct democracy is a system where the people vote directly on all the important issues using electronic technology – desktop computers, laptop computers, tablets or smartphones. Modern technology has made this possible for people living first world nations, and hopefully will soon for the rest of the world. In countries where internet access is common, standard, fast and often free or cheap, it is now relatively easy for the citizenry to access information, educate themselves about issues, submit votes on laws to be passed or not passed, suggest laws that need to be made or repealed, and give their general opinion on what issues need to be addressed and what areas need to be focused on. Direct democracy is an old idea; the early democracy in Athens (where people went to local town square and voted with their hands) was like this, as is the current Swiss democracy. As John Reid ( explains in his article on direct democracy:

“Incidentally, direct democracy is not a new idea. The Swiss have enjoyed it for 700 years and although their model could use some improvements, the Swiss are the most free and democratic nation in the western world. For example, recently the Swiss forced a referendum on who has the right to issue the nation’s money! For those who understand that it is the present system of usury (interest) and fractional reserve lending which are the root cause of the world’s issues, this is tremendous news!

There isn’t a politician alive that would attempt this, attempt to go up against the central bankers, because doing so would be suicide.

This is a perfect example of the power of direct democracy, which is the power of the people. No banking institution or corporation can bribe, coerce or threaten an entire nation of voters. If a nation can rid themselves of central bankers then they can do anything they want, they can change everything the majority agrees to and when you understand how we can have true democracy, justice, freedom and abundance with just a few fundamental changes, you will never look back.”

A system of direct democracy will not just allow people to vote on laws, which is by itself a big step forward, but will also allow people to choose the areas to focus on and discuss, which is massive. As the above quote references, when was the last time a major nominee of any left-right party in any major country made the issuance of money a cornerstone of his/her campaign? Ron Paul in the US did to some degree, but he never got nominated. Direct democracy its not just about voting, it’s about stepping forward and collectively determining the focus and direction of our society, nation and world! Direct democracy recognizes that everyone is unique and has their own unique gifts and perspectives to offer. It’s about stepping into an era not of singular heroes or individual leaders, but where everyone is a leader, where everyone has an equal amount of say and power, and where everyone joins in and engages in local, state and national decisions.

Direct democracy recognizes that each and every individual is a leader in their own right.

How Does Direct Democracy Work?

John outlines some practical steps for how direct democracy would work at the local level:

“A town usually has a council which are elected and their job is to guard the taxpayer dollar, discuss improvements and make sure the town runs efficiently. Direct democracy can be implemented whereby anything over a certain dollar value or a quality of life issue (such as a proposed multi-storey building blocking resident’s views) would be researched and debated by council and put to vote by the local residents. This would give the residents the final say over all decisions which will or may affect them. However, the smaller issues could be dealt with as usual by the council. The same could apply to larger towns and cities.

My own local council in Ontario, Canada meets each month and I would propose that local voting is open for the entire week afterwards so everyone has time to vote.”

The same basic idea would be applied to Government at the state (regional) and national level:

“At the federal level all decisions are major decisions and should be voted on by the people. Because of the removal of power from those elected, this system could possibly evolve over time to one which no longer requires an elected government but a panel of citizens overseeing each administrative department of government such as energy, education and transportation.

In such a case general elections would no longer be necessary, rather a random selection of citizens who wish to serve a one or two-year term as a guardian of democracy and sit on a panel overseeing and keeping in check one of the many administrative or government departments.”

There may still be a need for members of Government, but with the power stripped away, the positions are less likely to attract power-hungry control freaks. Other possibilities to keep people in check are to make the panel positions honorary, and voluntary with no pay or with a low-level pay grade where it is written into the constitution that the pay may never rise beyond inflation.

One of the best features about such a system is that anyone, regardless of gender, age, race or income, could propose a topic, a discussion and a vote. John includes some questions and answers about other possible aspects of such system:

Q. Electronic voting has in the past been compromised. How can you guarantee security and an accurate vote count?

A. There are several ways to achieve security and accuracy with electronic voting. People have been using online banking for years now, they trust it and have no issues with it. Whatever the challenges, we are resourceful enough to overcome.

Q. Most people are too dumb to be allowed to vote?

A. That is in keeping with the present mindset, the present paradigm. Things will never improve all the while we maintain that same mindset. We need to project into the future and see how we can gradually change and evolve with such a new way of thinking. At first there will be many who do not fully understand certain issues and may vote the wrong way but over time, as people become engaged and discuss the upcoming votes they will naturally become more aware of what is going on and how their vote affects them.

Q. If every voter can propose an idea, how do we stop the time wasting of frivolous proposals. What if I proposed free beer for all men between the ages of 21 and 35, what happens then?

A. All proposals have to be qualified by the people, this will remove frivolous proposals from the vote. How this works is at vote time there are 2 lists, potential proposals and qualified or real proposals. The first list is stage one, this is where the people decide if the proposal should be included in the next round of research and debates for the real vote.

If a majority agree that the idea or proposal has merit then it goes to the panel for further research and debate and prepared for the real vote.

The panel would consist of experts and regular people who sign up to participate in the process for a set period of time.

Q. What happens if we vote yes for an idea which turns out to be a bad thing?

A. Anyone can propose to amend or remove it. This is an exciting aspect of direct democracy, by trial and error we eventually find stability and equilibrium, the lowest common denominator by which the nation is in harmony. This is also far sooner than waiting for change for years as we do at present, and then nothing really changes!”

John has included many more answers and questions, so please visit his article for further information. No one has all the answers or every single detail worked out yet, but why do they need to? Isn’t there enough in the idea already to seriously consider it and discuss it with others? We don’t have to every every little wrinkle ironed out before trying a new system.

Whether it’s a revolution of consciousness or an evolution of consciousness, we need a new system fueled by a new awareness.

Direct Democracy May Be the Revolution of Consciousness We Need

It is natural to want a revolution or massive change when you learn how deeply unjust the current system is, but we have to remember that violent and bloody revolutions get us nowhere. History has shown that most of these kind of revolutions end up replacing a tyrant or system with an even more draconian tyrant or system. Violence only begets more violence, and since Government is a creature of force, it will respond in kind when attacked, which will give politicians the excuse to further entrench the police state and enact harsher laws. The only revolution that will succeed will be the revolution of consciousness. Some may prefer to phrase this as an evolution of consciousness, since we are clearly still in the process of evolving, spiritually and emotionally as well as socially and politically. From this perspective isn’t it natural that we would change our political system as we develop our awareness and understanding? Yes, representative democracy may be better than totalitarianism or despotic monarchy, but why do we think it’s the best? Why do some of us think we are at the pinnacle of creating the most perfect social structure?

Cut Out the Middleman For Good

The only way to stop an out-of-control Government is to ignore it, bypass it and make it irrelevant. In this way, it is starved of its power. Direct democracy is a superb way of bypassing Government and cutting out the middle man who is no longer a true or loyal representative. The same thing happened in the history of religion when people awoke and realized they didn’t need religious middleman (priests) to tell them how to live and how to get to God or Heaven. The Catholic Church has lost some of its control ever since. The same thing happens when we represent ourselves in court as sovereigns, instead of allowing an attorney (whose sworn loyalty is to the court above all else) to represent us.

The era of fake representatives is over. It’s time to stop letting people represent us and represent ourselves instead. It’s time to take back the power which is rightfully ours.

Direct democracy requires more participation and more awareness, but the benefits are enormous, and with less Government comes less taxation (not just the income tax, but the other 99+ taxes Americans are faced with) and therefore, more money, more time and more sovereignty. Spread this article and spread the word, so people can begin to realize the possibilities and potentials that await us once we reject the fake left-right paradigm.


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Makia Freeman is the editor of alternative news / independent media site The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at (FaceBook here), writing on many aspects of truth and freedom, from exposing aspects of the worldwide conspiracy to suggesting solutions for how humanity can create a new system of peace and abundance.












Sargon August 19, 2016 - 5:03 am

Democracy sucks.
It’s the dictate of the majority of the people.
Whereas law should protect the weak from the strong, democracy always let’s the one with the most weight win.
It’s actually a kind of bullying by the fat.
Fat people are horrible, and so is democracy.

Makia Freeman August 19, 2016 - 8:01 am

It’s possible to have a direct democracy system and combine it with the features of a constitutional republic, i.e. with inherent rights guaranteed to people that can never be voted against, stripped or abrogated.

drew August 19, 2016 - 12:37 pm

We don’t need to change the law system given to We The People – the Common Law. Under the Common Law, if you haven’t injured another person or their property, there has been no crime committed. We don’t need statutes, codes, regulations, or any other law, for that matter, outside what was stated above with the exception of Equity for civil suits related to contracts. Artificial entities, such as governments, should never be allowed to litigate against natural beings. If there has been damage, let the shareholders of the corporation litigate as natural beings against the natural being who committed the injury. Democracy has always lead to, and been one step from, Totalitarianism.

Jim Ward August 19, 2016 - 12:45 pm

The concept of direct Democracy is excellent – but – in today’s (and yesterday’s world, where representative democracy, masquerading as a constitution republic, is and has been in charge bringing the disaster we have now will not (ignored or not) give up the power of tyranny willingly and without resorting to force to maintain the status quo. Without a world-wide almost simultaneous massive awakening of ordinary people coming together and having the fortitude and the means to eliminate the current PTB and the structure they, over time, have built, reinforced and now have openly displayed; would seem to be a virtual impossibility to uproot and discard without some measure of counterforce. Perhaps, I am being too pessimistic, but I’d like to hear/see a practical plan of action to accomplish the desired end without having to initially rely on the aforementioned force to do so.

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A republic is literally just a representative democracy. ‘that’s not a cow, it just a heifer masquerading as a cow.’ How could you be so impossibly mind-numbingly thick skulled?

Julie August 19, 2016 - 1:12 pm

Great article Makia! It really lit me up, pulled together a lot of things that having been germinating inside. It’s wonderful to find out that there are so many smart people out there, working on real, viable solutions to the current status quo on this planet, which is poised so perilously on the edge of tyrannical rule. If we all just turned our backs on it I just KNOW we could figure it out – thanks for shining your light!!

Ron Marr August 19, 2016 - 3:06 pm

It is said we come here with a dream. When we lose faith in our dream we live in someone else’s dream. That is hypnosis. When we stay in someone else’s dream for a long time or forever, that’s mind control. This is what we are dealing with on a large scale. If we break through to consciousness we could come together and form the human spirit the most powerful force on earth. A direct democracy system could work.

Steven August 20, 2016 - 1:55 am

Obviously the corporatocracy is a corrupted system.

However, any way you slice it – Democracy is not about Freedom.

100 Votes

51% decide that everyone must eat processed food.
49% are now subjected to that diet.

VOLUNTARYISM is the answer.

Alberto Mascarenhas August 23, 2016 - 6:52 pm

In a country like India its a must. As indian I feel direct democracy should begin, people should realise that its over time, and should engage itself in local and state decisions. Its really helpful article, its around happening everywhere forming one government, one leader, these site really heaps in what’s going on in scenes unseen

refocus September 7, 2016 - 10:18 pm

In 1992 Ross Perot announced his intention to run for the office of The President of The USA. He said he was one of us and had an idea.

Mr Perot diplomatically explained that “a general lack of accountability among elected officials and those in the bureaucracy was the one specific reason that the people in America suffered”.

He went on to say that the lack of accountability was a natural development because ‘the modern world is far too complex for the 537 elected federal representatives to manage in the best interests of the People of America. By their own admission, they are overwhelmed.’ No congressman or senator ever reads the thousands of 1000 page laws before voting on them.

Mr. Perot said he knew that our problems could be easily corrected if the concerned citizenry could use their life experience in the governmental decision making process, and that modern computer technology would allow them to do it.

The idea is to enable the concerned citizen to ratify or annul each and every line item of law and regulation from the smallest jurisdiction to national level politics. Only the Constitution and Bill of Rights would be exempt from review. The program would even allow a citizen to go back and change his vote as he matured.

Mr. Perot said he knew that the combined intelligence of the people of America, now focused like a laser light on the issues of our day would develop the conditions for us to thrive.

He called this revolutionary development THE ELECTRONIC TOWNHALL.

And he promised those present that if he was elected he would do everything in his power to make The Electronic Townhall the fourth branch of our government.


The life experience of every person in the body politic, would provide the constant debate, without ideological borders, about the things that matter, and would, focused like a laser light, eventually right every wrong and relieve us of our suffering. He also hinted that such a development was the only hope the citizens had to regain our national direction.

To prevent chaos the basic law, our Constitution and Bill of Rights would be exempt from review. Mr. Perot also speculated that the Founding Fathers would probably have done the same had the technology been available.

The program would even allow a citizen to go back and change his vote as he matured.


The gray area…
As the data is collected, a reasonable person would expect that
the responsible government officials would modify the laws, policies, and programs and make them congruent with the will of the people they are supposed to be representing.

With tens of millions of laws and tens of thousands of taxes there is plenty of work to be done.

According to Mr. Perot, this, the harnessed experience and the combined intelligence of hundreds of thousands or even millions of citizens focused like a laser light on the real issues, will, as surely as night follows the day, perfect every law in our country and eventually it will right every wrong.

THE ELECTRONIC TOWNHALL is the only way to do it.

Mr. Perot publicly announced his intention to give the fourth branch of government to the people in America if he was elected President.

But this attempt to empower our humanity
was so far removed from the business-as-usual-two-party-system
that the talking heads and trolls yelled out that Mr. Perot was trying to destroy our Constitution, our government and our way of life.

The ELECTONIC TOWNHALL was denounced as unworkable.
How would the poor participate?
How would fraud be prevented?
What about those who do not know how to use a computer?

In a final act of desperation the control freaks claimed that
letting the average citizen to pass judgment on the individual pieces of public law would lead to anarchy.

But we all know the truth: only the concerned will bother to participate.

The media was so intensely negative towards the ELECTRONIC TOWNHALL that Mr. Perot was forced to stop talking about it.

Its now been twenty two years since the proposal.

Joanna November 5, 2016 - 1:48 pm

No government. Anarchy.

Free Speech Forum December 31, 2017 - 1:22 am

When Americans remain quiet about rising debt, Obamacare, food stamps, regulations, endless US wars, increasing taxes, illegal immigrants, nanny state laws, security cameras, license plate readers, checkpoints, redlight cameras, speed cameras, FBI facial and voice recognition, curfews, gun bans, NSA wiretapping, the end to the right to silence, free speech bans, searches without warrants, private prisons, mandatory minimums, 3 strikes laws, DNA databases, CISPA, SOPA, NDAA, IMBRA, private prison quotas, no knock raids, take down notices, no fly lists, terror watch lists, Constitution free zones, stop and frisk, 3 strikes laws, kill switches, National Security Letters, kill lists, FBAR, FATCA, Operation Chokepoint, TSA groping, civil forfeiture, CIA torture, NDAA indefinite detention, secret FISA courts, FEMA camps, laws requiring passports for domestic travel, IRS laws denying passports for tax debts, gun and ammo stockpiles, laws outlawing protesting, police militarization, chain gangs, boot camps, and Jade Helm what kind of message does that send to the elites?

Do you think the 1% is just going to turn around and restore freedom? Do you think our overlords are just going to stop increasing tyranny on their own?

Unless Americans start speaking out, resisting, protesting, getting out into the streets with pitchforks and torches, tar and feathering the elites, cops, soldiers, politicians, government workers, and media puppets, breaking windows, setting fires, and killing people, Americans will end up in the concentration camps.

There’s no hope. The US will be lucky to last another 30 years.

The best we can do now is to warn people to study history and prepare.

The USA is a bankrupt warmongering police state.

The line has been crossed. The Bill of Rights will never be restored. Even if the government said that they have ended NSA wiretapping, CIA torture, NDAA indefinite detention, and secret FISA courts, who would believe them?

The 1% appears intent on causing an economic collapse, a civil war, and WWIII.

Those fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it
A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.

Chris October 11, 2018 - 7:04 am

Regarding the direct democracy inevitably destroys any minority. The USA is a republic, but does not help minorities. The total opposite is true, the worst form of slavery followed by jim crow then mass incarceration have been the rule. There are plenty of examples of non democratic societies attacking minorities. How many direct democracies have their been? Ancient Greece and some modern European states. None of which have victimized minorities. That whole argument is one they tell to us when we are kids. It’s a lie.

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