by: Linda J.Taffs
A tool for social change in our life time: “Perpetual Direct Democracy”
Ion Delsol challenges that ion of the sun in each one of us to step out of the traditional political system which empowers not citizens but representative leaders and political parties for temporal dictatorships.
Canadian representative-democracy has served us well for 145 years. This booklet goes beyond representative-democracy, advancing towards the next step in the evolution of democracy. The simple yet profound hypothesis int this booklet suggests a monumental political shift from the traditional representative-democracy into Perpetual Direct Democracy, PDD.
It starts by addressing the obvious question: Why Does Perpetual Direct Democracy Matter Now? In other words, why was it not technologically possible fifty years ago?, It also explores the possibility that we might have reached the ideological maturity and appetite for political change, at this time.
To examine those questions; the following chapter defines some factors and perspectives of democracy which are relevant to this discussion; and because PDD is all about referendums, it includes a list of relevant referendums that have taken place in Canada.
To confirm the need for a political change, the PDD booklet cites some factual disconnections between the Canadian government and its citizens. It not only shows the political disfunction, but it suggests a solution through the creation of a constitution for a federation of sovereign states or provinces within a New Canada.
The central message in the last two chapters is that, in order to gain sovereignty, we must assume the responsibility of legislating our own constitutional statutes, laws, and regulations.
It says that, the social change, most of us want, may be realized more effectively by ourselves with a PDD system than by empowering political leaders and hierarchical political parties.