Friday, 22 May 2009

Government Disassociation

The government sometimes likes to disassociate itself from contentious issues by backing Private Members' Bills. For example changes to the age of consent for homosexuals in 1994.
In the proposed Interactive Democracy system, government would always separate its self from new laws as the majority could always be blamed. Instead the government would be judged on their implementation, on economic stewardship and international diplomacy. In fact ID doesn't let the government escape judgment, it allows them to be sacked at any time, should the majority feel that they have blundered significantly.

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