Great news- I've figured out how to fix government
Just have google create an algorithm that would create a virtual representative. Instead of a standard election, all Americans would be given a 50 or 60 question survey on various subjects such as social, immigration, economic and national defense issues.. The computer program would then create a virtual representatives for each state.in the same numbers based on population
These virtual representatives would not collect exorbitant salaries and pensions and would not be swayed by promises of committee chairmanships by the likes of Harry Reid and John Beohner. A small group of part time legislatures would remain in place for special circumstances or unforeseen issues.
It is not the quantity it is the quality of the citizenry.
In response to one of Moses posts, the constitution would of course be part of the algorithm as would all the standing supreme court decisions, good and bad.
Of course this is an exercise in pure pipe dream fantasy but does anyone think it could be any worse than what we have now?
And the human element is still left in place to a small degree. And we can name it anything but Hal.
The problem as I see it would be that instead of corralling 535 people and trying to get them to observe Constitutional limitations on government, you'd be institutionalizing Democracy ( a dangerous form of government) in what is supposed to be a Republic and in the bargain allow a great many more functionally illiterate people to hold further sway with the government.
"I wouldn't call it fascism exactly, but a political system nominally controlled by an irresponsible, dumbed down electorate who are manipulated by dishonest, cynical, controlled mass media that dispense the propaganda of a corrupt political establishment can hardly be described as democracy either." - Edward Zehr