• Washington out of touch dysfunctional? • Frustrated? • Are there good ideas? • Will your voice be heard?
What if...your ideas could be heard -- a website where new ideas attract attention, maybe even go viral, and automatically be brought to the attention of Congress or the President along with the POWER of large numbers of voters? What if all you had to do was post or just vote?
Such a web site would be the “FaceBook” of political issues, voter-power, and action. Ideologically and partisan neutral, it would be a true grassroots hub. It would energize the ambition of all those craving to see their ideas for better governance be heard.
That is exactly the purpose of “LetYourVoiceBeHead.net” All you need to join is be an American citizen of voting age. You do not even have to post a “Government Action Proposal” or GAP. You can just vote. Members have immediate access to all GAPs. Any member can also post comments and follow the discussion as any GAP is refined. The team development phase for GAPs will function like that which Wikipedia.org uses to develop subject content for its online encyclopedia. You do not have to be an expert, just a voter eager for change.
Far from experts, the site only needs a relative few ambitious and driven members to develop GAPs because they will enjoy having their voice heard with the power of the mass of voters behind them. It is the mass, of voters who will the the power driving this site. The mass of voters will be turned on when they see their favored GAPs actually emerge as petitions and or promotional efforts.
The power of the site stems fromthe large numbers of voters thrilled to see actual results.
FaceBook has over one billion users. Imagine a fraction of that number of verified voters behind your favorite idea, your voice. That is the power to be heard.
At one level of supporter votes, the site might automatically send a proposal as a petition to your Congressmen. At another, it might go to all of Congress and the Administration. At all stages the power of all social media can be used to spread the word. The GAP team will decide on a petition or other promotional route or a proposed constitutional amendment.
Tired of forwarding good ideas to circulate in email wasteland? Angry that they are never acted on? Haven’t you often thought: people are going to have to stop complaining about our government and do something? Well… What? There are afloat on the internet and in congress, a host of proposed constitutional amendments and new regulations intended to fix flaws. For example, “Term limit” ideas flood the internet. The term “afloat” however is an exaggeration, since none are showing chances of becoming more than ideas in media wasteland.
For every change to governance there is a vested interest opposition, a financial and political interest power system. While these blocs are many in number and cover a wide diversity of interests, there is massive overlap of common interests and a common power base to maintain the status quo. Just as congressmen ban together to support each other’s earmarks, these blocks band together to oppose change to the system. These blocks are not out of touch! They are in complete touch with their power to maintain “Washington’s dysfunctional status quo.”
Many solutions, such as “throw the bums out” only result in the election of a new set of “bums” -- because the election system is integrated with our governance flaws and delivers more of the same. In short, there is no practical, viable means for the American public to process and effect change to American governance in spite of the constitutional provisions to do so. And, we so need it now!
This is not a proposal for direct voting and this is not a proposal to replace any of the current constitutionally mandated political system. Rather, it addresses the public processes associated with the generation of new ideas, the generation of public influence and lobbying. It does not require that you have money, influence, fame or an organization.
This system has no partisan nor ideological identity or bias nor is it driven by financial interests.
Will the big Money PACs and Lobbyists Jump in and Steer the Results? They can try, but they cannot provide large numbers of voters nor control anyone’s private vote. Secure, verified votes are power.
Activities Available to All Members
View all posts for review of ideas and discussions, voicing comments and casting approval or disapproval votes. Voting records will be maintained for individuals (private) and for members collectively.
Posting one’s own Voice Page of personal opinion, comments and photos. Each member has the option of opening his/her Voice Page to comments, in which case a discussion record will be maintained and will be accessible to all other members.
The ability to post a Governance Action Proposal, GAP.
The ability to invite formation of and participate in groups formed for the purpose of collectively refining and promoting a GAP and turning the GAP into a petition.
The most important activity, and all one needs to do is vote, vote, vote.
The Cost for This Site? Substantial! However, once the site is operational it can be replicated endlessly. One for every city, county and state etc. Sales of replications could be a significant revenue source and recover costs. The software technology needed for this site already exists in other applications (e.g., open-source development, Wikipedia, and many others.) This web site can and will work.
A Dream? Think Not. For those who might worry that this is an impossible dream, focus instead on the tremendous value success would mean to America. Remember the words of the great philosopher, Bloody Mary in the musical South Pacific -- ”If you haven’t got a dream, how you going to have a dream come true” My dream is that LYVBH becomes “Political Action Central” for the US.
There is Much More. Please go to the additional pages.
Take Action. Get involved. You are needed. Support, development skills, funding, fund raising skills, promotional skills, writing skills or whatever you chose to offer are all needed now. Leading citizens endorsements are needed. Can you attract these valuable endorsements? Can you access or suggest venues for obtaining funding? Please start you own effort or contact me (below). Everyone has the promotional skills to use their social media and to send this to everyone they know and to ask them to pass it on.
Dear Reader: Please join in the discussion on the Comments & Discussion Page. Your insight is needed.