September 5th, 2003


Random Sampling Democracy

I'm not sure it would result in "better" government, but I think it would result in a more representative government:

1. Select a random sampling of people from the population.
2. Potential candidates must get at least an 75% approval rating from at least 75% of the random sample within the campaign period.
3. The winner will be selected at random from the pool of candidates who meet the above criteria. If no candidate meets the above criteria, then the candidate will be selected at random from the top 3 candidates with the highest percent approval.
4. In order to run, candidates must pay for the random sample to be selected, as well as advertising costs.