Good questions indeed.

The TDG has four salient features:

  1. Tiered indirect elections
  2. Voting based on good character and capacity for governence
  3. A culture of consultation
  4. An advisory board to assist the elected bodies

Beyond that, each TDG is going design itself. THere are going to be some interesting experiments in democracy — and we will find the better ones.

USA has evolved/devolved from what the founding fathers envisioned. State rights have been eroded. Good in some things, not so good in others (but from what I can see, mostly not so good).

The early TDGs can borrow features from the Swiss or American models. Just no political parties is all I ask.

When 1% of Americans start to work on the TDG, I estimate it will take two decades to build: there’s a new culture and set of values to be acquired. That won’t be easy.

And when the TDG does assume the mantle of governance, I don’t think the members at the highest tiers will be as well known or regarded as figureheads as current political leaders are today.

Thanks for asking. The third version is freely available on my website.

Dave Volek is the inventor of “Tiered Democratic Governance”. Let’s get rid of all political parties! Visit

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