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Forget bills, legislators, and senates. We have internet now!
Government sets up a web site that normal people can go to and vote for against, or to change or make new laws.
People can set up 'templates' and get others to vote for the same list of things.
Votes that get more than 5% of the constituency
override all normal legislative action; lower percentages are still made known to the senators and representatives.
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||//normal people// ? what are they?
||"Government sets up a web site that normal people can go to and vote for against, or to change or make new laws."
You've invented democracy!
||//normal people\\ So I can't vote? I vote against that.
||Voting for laws is called direct democracy,
as opposed to indirect democracy, voting
for people who decide on laws. Prior art:
||I dread to think what a well organised group of people could do with this kind of system. [-]