Just a bit of history here Umair.

When the Americans built their democracy/republic in 1787, they had only one workable model: the British parliamentary system established in 1688. Contrary to myth surrounding the building of the American Constitution, the founding fathers actually borrowed quite a bit from the British. For example, only white men with lots of money were allowed to vote. And then, there was the first-past-the-post electoral system was also taken from the British.

But the founding fathers also looked at the flaws with the British democracy. They didn’t like the idea of the political parties. They wanted their elected representatives to vote their conscience or for the betterment of their constituency. The FF recognized not-so-good decisions could result when the elected representatives are more concerned with their faction, not the people.

The FF also created institutions such as the state rights, electoral college, senate, and president, in part, to restrain the parties from forming. And the judiciary was given more distance from the political process. And we can say that the USA was the first nation to really establish property rights (after all the land was taken away from Natives).

Let’s move forward to the start of WW1. At that time, most European nations were monarchies. After this foolish war, blame was laid on the aristocratic class — and the whole works were made irrelevant in favor of democracies. But these new democracies did not take the American model as it was. They learned a few things from the American experiment — and decided to on different kinds of parliaments. Those did not work out so well, and then it was WW2.

After WW2, the thinkers of those days devised the current model of proportional representation (far different than the American version) and they have produced the social democracies Umair seems to yearn for.

So my question to Umair is: “How is USA going to transform into a social democracy with its current electoral structure?”

My question to Umair readers is: “Given that we have seen a transformation from the English parliament to American Congress to European parliaments, with improvements made along the way, should it not seem logical that maybe there is another step we should take to make even a better system of governance?”

Tiered Democratic Governance

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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