"the wisest invention ever devised by the wit of man for the perfect exercise of self-government, and for its preservation."
"... every man is a sharer... and feels that he is a participator in the government of affairs, not merely at an election one day in the year, but every day."
As quoted here.
Wednesday, 30 December 2009
In a letter written in 1816, Thomas Jefferson extolled the virtues of a democracy that would be as direct as possible. The idea was that everyone could contribute through town hall meetings. He called it