Since I started rambling in this blog I have had a surprising number of people writing to me saying they agree with the things I say.
This got me thinking.
Wouldn’t it be much more sensible to vote for people on the Internet? Why not have a country where bloggers are voted to the Dail?
Think of the advantages –
For a start, you don’t know who I am, but I can guarantee you know a hell of a lot more about my philosophies and thought processes than you do about your local TD.
Blogging is Nationwide. No more constituency issues. You would be voting for the Big Picture. At present, you might vote for someone because he has promised to fix your street lights. He then gets elected, becomes a minister and builds a nuclear power station in the field behind you. That isn’t what you wanted.
Because blogging is nationwide, you can vote for anyone in the country. You are not restricted by geography or constituency. You can vote for a candidate in Donegal or Wexford, Louth or Kerry.
Bloggers raise issues on a monthly, weekly or even a daily basis. And you have the power to argue. With the current system, once elected, a TD can go his or her own way and has the power to ignore all your wishes.
Voting would be simple. With modern advances in bio-recognition or electronic signatures, fraud could be eliminated. and you can vote from the comfort of your home or workplace. If you don’t have a computer, you can vote in a neighbours, or your library or Internet cafe.
No more Dail debates. All issues can be debated, not amongst TDs but amongst the public – the people who matter.
In fact, General Elections could be done away with. If a blogger is not doing the job, he or she is knocked out and a new one chosen on a regular basis.
To become a candidate, all you have to do is declare your willingness, and write a blog. Simple.
If they want E-Voting, LET’S GIVE THEM E-VOTING!!!!
So let’s have a debate.
The first debate of the E-Dail.
A moment in history.
The Greeks are credited with being the fathers of Democracy.
In a thousand years, they’ll be talking about “Grandad – the Father of Emocracy”