Think Congress is dysfunctional? That’s old news.
Consider replacing traditional representative government with a revolutionary new system.
Listen: Radio talk shows had a bright idea.
Two words: “Audience participation.” Invite listeners to call in. — You can be on live radio! — But only a select few get through the jammed switchboard.
Next, invite listeners to send an email. — Bingo! Everybody gets through! — The host reads four or five emails in the time it takes to chat with one caller.
Fast forward to cable TV news:
“We want to know what you think. Send us a Tweet about [insert burning issue of the day]. We might read your Tweet on the air.”
Next step, Reality:
Vote “Yes” or “No” by dialing a number on your cell phone. Continue reading