Originally Posted by stlrtruck
#8 - This is a two fold law:
1) For every bill going through to our representatives, it must be written in clear, concise, no lawyerish language, and not include any pork
2) This same bill must be made available on every representatives website (including the one for the White House) and all constituents get to vote on the bill (every voter will be granted a personal log-on ID and password in order to vote) and the representative must vote the way of the popular vote from his constituents. If he fails to do so just once, then he will be removed from office immediately and a new 3-day election will be held to find his replacement.
The spirit of the idea is good. The problem would become the abuse by the acorns of the world that abuse such things. I doubt that it could be fairly implemented.
The relationship of the elected to their constituencies is akin to that of the electoral college to the electorate, it's balance. The framers correctly foresaw the abuse and fraud that could ensue from direct democracy. We are, in fact, a representative republic. We are not a democracy. Interesting, the names of the parties, huh?