Politics Without Politicians - why not consider Direct Democracy?

All over the world today most people mistrust most politicians.

Political scandals, conspiracies and corruption occur daily in every country and in every political party, hence most politicians are mistrusted even by their supporters. Many believe that politics necessarily breeds corruption there’s a well-known saying, “All power corrupts”. No wonder many people mistrust not only politicians but politics itself.

Many refuse to vote. 
They no longer believe elections can make a significant change.
Non-voting for representatives is a vote of “no confidence” on rule by representatives.

Often people disgusted by most Politicians’ duplicity 
seek trustworthy politicians. 
If they find some,  
those too eventually disappoint them. 
No wonder some believe a dictator should replace parliament. Others, rejecting dictators but seeing no alternative, give up and leave politics to politicians. 
This makes matters worse as politicians concerned more with their power than with the interests of society are left to run society.

Politics without politicians - Direct Democracy allows the highest level of freedom possible in any society. It is not total freedom, as majority decisions are binding and the minority must accept them. So the minority is not totally free. However, those in a minority on one issue can be in the majority on another decision. 

A minority that can promote its views and become a majority is not oppressed. 

A minority prevented from becoming a majority by rules (laws) forbidding it - or restricting its ability - to publicize its views, is oppressed - but if it can publicize its views, gain votes and become a majority, it is not.

Direct Democracy enables every minority to promote its views, however disagreeable they may be .This stimulates public debates on policy, increases people’s concern for their society, and raises the quality of life in society as a whole and of each individual within it.

Indifference to society breeds boredom and depression. By encouraging people to participate in deciding what their society should do Direct Democracy will dispel their indifference to society and thus the boredom and depression most people suffer today.

But how to run a society by all citizens – not representatives -  by voting directly on POLICIES rather than on politicians. 

When all citizens decide all policies politicians are redundant as their job is to decide for others. Politicians represent others. 

Authority to decide for others is “Power”, and it is this Power - not politics – that breeds corruption. 

Abolishing authority to represent others will abolish corruption. When no one has the right to decide for others, politics will be purged of hipocricy, duplicity, and conspiracies. 
When all citizens decide all policies themselves we have a new political system called Direct Democracy. In such a system no one decides for others, no one is paid for deciding policy, so costs of running society are greatly reduced, yet citizens’ concern for their society rises.

No political system can cure all political problems. Belief in such a cure is a dangerous delusion. There is no such cure. Abolishing power will solve many political problems but not all of them. When every citizen can propose, debate and vote on every policy no one has authority to decide for others so politicians’ power is abolished. 

Political power works like a drug. Those who get it - in any State, Church, municipality, school, or family - become addicted to it. They should be treated like addicts who do anything to get their drug.

Many politicians crave power for its own sake, but even the few who use it to improve society will do anything to hold on to it.

Direct Democracy abolishes political power by forbidding anyone to decide for others.  

In DIRECT Democracy no one decides for others. Every citizen has only one vote on every policy and represents him/herself only.

If a policy produces undesirable results, those who voted for it are responsible. To prevent recurrence of bad results voters must discover what made them vote for a bad decision and reconsider their motives. This enables people to search for causes of political problems within themselves - not outside them - to find and overcome them.

Direct Democracy can be summed up thus: Every citizen has, authority to propose, debate, and vote for, every policy. This abolishes the political power of representatives, their authority to decide policy for others. In DIRECT democracy no one decides any policy for others.  Whether citizens use their right - or not - is up to them.