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You may be interested in making a Medium connection with a fellow named Fred-Rik or Fred-Rick. He is an advocate of bringing a version of PR into American politics, which should then provide more than two viable parties for election. American politics will work better, I am sure.

Another interesting fellow is Allan Milne Lees. He postulates that 86% of the population is really incapable of digesting the facts well enough to cast a wise vote. But 86% is more than 14%, so the political parties cater to the 86%. I'm not sure where he got his facts, but my life experience suggests that the 86-14 split is reasonably accurate.

I bring this up because my TDG (thanks for reading the essay) because the 86% still get to vote in the TDG. But rather than voting for issues or whatever, they cast their vote to someone of good character and capacity for governance in their neighborhood. That is a big difference. Probably just as big as my grandfather's Bukovina of 1920 to his vote cast as a Canadian citizen 10 or 20 years later.

One thing that we political junkies and former political junkies need to know is that the bulk of the population really doesn't wear their politics as seriously as us. For example, there were 108m Americans who did not vote in 2016. For many of these people, voting for someone of good character and capacity in their neighborhood will make just as much sense (if not more) than voting for some image created by big money advertising. Most people want wise government and have that government in the background of their lives. The TDG will be able to deliver that.

Having said, the chances of you convincing a state to change its rules as to how it selects its presidential electors and congressmen is more like than my TDG. But once I find 1% of Americans to put some effort into the TDG, it will grow rather fast.

Dave Volek is the inventor of “Tiered Democratic Governance”. Let’s get rid of all political parties! Visit http://www.tiereddemocraticgovernance.org/tdg.php

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