I think most sane intelligent thinking people will agree that the current political system is irredeemably fucked?
I have heard it said [quite rightly] that it is all very well and easy to criticise something but that the critic never suggests an alternative. So I have set myself the challenge of thinking up a system that would work.
The system would have to have to be based on a few fundamentals. For a start, it would be based on the democratic principle that the individual has a say in the running of the state. However, the first change would be that the state is subservient to the people and not vice versa.
The law need to be radically overhauled and reduced to a very basic necessity. The abolition of law would of course leave the individual wide open to abuse, so certain basic laws are essential, but they should be there for the protection of the individual and not as a means of control or tax gathering.
Similarly some form of taxation would be necessary as there are certain facilities that have to be provided for the common good and therefore must be paid for out of the common purse. However there has to be a method of controlling the abuse of taxation.
So far, my thoughts have been following a train of thought along the principles of a reverse feudal system [the Laduef System?] where communities would elect a local council. In turn, the local council would elect representatives to a county level, and the county representatives would each have a representative at national level. The local councils would look after all local affairs [planning, local facilities and the like] while the county level would coordinate the local councils to ensure a level of conformity [it would be damn confusing if my parish wants to drive on the right while the next one drives on the left?]. The national council would deal with a coordination of county councils and also national and international policies.
And this is where I get stuck.
How does this system account for the fact that cities would have the greatest say in the running of national affairs?
How does the individual retain the ability to remove a representative at county or national level if that representative is abusing their given power?
This is not an easy exercise.
'Tis a bit of a challenge?