Representing Our America

Here is a fascinating idea that someone posted in the forums today. Rather than elections, what if our representatives in congress were selected through a simple lottery open to all US citizens, age 25 and older, in good legal standing and with at least a high school diploma? This would capture a snapshot of our real America, without bias or judgment about who is and is not worthy to represent us.

I’ll pass on endorsing this without really understanding the unintended consequences, but as an alternative to our current system that rewards external power, favors corporate “persons” and otherwise insulates itself from those who elected them, why not?

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