Platform for Democracy

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The political system of the United States is dysfunctional, riddled with inefficiencies and corrupted by powerful special interests. Most of the electorate is disengaged from the political process, frustrated with the perversity of voting for candidates who are already bought, or so distracted by the reality show drama of corporate media that they vote against their own best interests. Once elected, these "representatives" have little contact with their constituents.

There is a good deal of transparency coming to government with more widespread access to Internet and social media...