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This is a system where every changes or additions or
deletion will need to be accessible like github.
This is so that you can look up any current laws, and see
the timeline of changes to the law, and most importantly
"Who sneaked in that line."
It also must be easy to link to that particular
that people can refer to that line in online discussions.
Also you are able to view repositories from parties or
individual politicians, to see what drafts is being written.
This would help with reducing lobbying hopefully, by
making every individual changes trackable to the
What this also allows for perhaps. Is fine grained voting
system. Where you can vote your acceptance of
(So a voting session, will involve "do we commit this
change to the central draft law"?)
What this avoids, is adding unrelated laws to
popular/unpopular drafts laws, to sneakily slip it
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||[++] A branching version control system seems like
a natural fit for writing and revising laws. Using
this to make the lawmaking process more
transparent is a [+] as well.
||One would need to use some discretion when
analyzing who made certain changes. For
example, a politician may make a change that
includes a proposed compromise or trade that
includes a policy that he doesn't really agree with,
and it would be wrong for someone to then claim
that he supports that policy. Of course the nice
thing is that when submitting the change, the
politician can put in both sides of a compromise
simultaneously along with a disclaimer in the
submit comment so anyone and easily look up the
original submission to counter such statements.
||I guess the bad part of this is that most people
don't understand version control. On the flip side,
maybe it would teach people version control so we
wouldn't have to teach as many when we hire
||A good 'version control also includes notes taking for every changes
||So there is no excuse for politicians who places policies they don't
like in, they will need to put in their committing message if they are to
be taken seriously. Hopefully with a reasoned argument on why they
decide to concede to the opposition. E.g. better opportunities in
another lasw article, by getting compromise deals from the other side
||Keep reading this as lawnmaker....
||[xen] I did as well - I was hoping for a landscape gardening 'Undo' feature.
||[hippo] Lay down the lawn. The lawn of the land. The lawns of physics. There are many many more.....
||I fought the lawn, but the lawn won.
||Presumably that's why a confidential informant is called a
||A famous horror movie actor named after a field of grass?
||9 across..... young person meets decadent city of grass?
||// would you be prosecuted to the full extent of the lawn ? //
||Yes, but if you were lucky you might get your sentence cut ...
||Online Wiki-Legislation. Enough with Congress. On to Progress.