Founders of Legalize Real Democracy Party
Yes, the first policy is to legalize the right of people to introduce bills through a petition process.
The second policy is to legalize the right of people to vote on government bills with Albertans determining if they would like to use an electronic device such as a cell phone or using paper
Technically as per the Alberta Elections Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act section 6 (d) that any political party that goes through a petition process to form a party, that the real founders of the parties are the people that use their democratic right to sign the petition to help a political party form.
Without these people undertaking their democratic right to sign the petition, a political party can not form with this particular Elections Alberta process. It is these people that are the real historical founders of any Alberta political party.
In a real democracy, all those who participate are all leaders and founders in a real democratic political system.
With a Real Democracy everyone is represented thus making PR obsolete.
This will occur with a petition process. The people will determine what the petition threshold is.
The people will determine collectively how they will vote on bills. The options are electronically or paper.
The focus of the Legalize Real Democracy Party will be to legalize your right to introduce and vote on government bills. We will work with all parties and Albertans to create a new and better Alberta.
The political parties and politicians will continue to do what they do. Their duties will not change.
Under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, no one will be banned from voting on a bill.
The Legalize Real Democracy Party is a politically neutral party. The Legalize Real Democracy Party is on the democratic side of the political spectrum whereas all the other parties are on the anti-democratic side of the political spectrum.
All the other parties don't want you to make the political decisions that affect your life as that may interfere with their agendas.
The actual cost to have a citizen initiated legislation process will be rather low for the government. Elections Alberta would have to confirm that the citizen initiated legislation or bill introduction petition is valid. This may require hiring an additional staff person(s), if automated intelligence is not utilized, to confirm the legitimacy of Alberta citizen petition signatures. Then the bill would go through the Legislative Assembly process and then be voted on by the politicians and Albertans who choose to vote on bills.
The cost of voting on bills by the people will depend on how the people collectively would like to vote on bills. The 2 choices for voting on bills would most likely be electronically or with paper. If the electronic method is chosen a made in Alberta infrastructure system, quasi similar to an online banking system, will have to be developed. Existing electronic voting methods from around the world could also be potentially used as a template. The Covid-19 pandemic forced the Federal Government to develop and allow online voting by Members of Parliament. This system may or may not be useful as a template for Albertans to vote on bills. If people want to vote on bills using paper, Elections Alberta would have to expand its voting infrastructure and staff to accommodate this. Voting on paper would likely be significantly more expensive than voting with an electronic device such as a smart phone or computer. How frequent the bill votes are done on paper will also affect costs.Grouping of bill votes will reduce costs.
The cost of not having real democracy in Alberta has resulted in trillions of dollars in lost economic opportunities due to bad decisions made by politicians over the decades.
The cost of having a health care system that does not meet our needs results in lost days of work and standard of living and even death when people can't get surgeries or medical help they need.
The cost to the environment has been high as well resulting in species loss and degradation. While our watersheds are degraded which provide drinking water and irrigation water to grow food.
Democracy is not cheap. Without a doubt, a dictatorship is the cheapest form of government decision operations but then there would be no accountability and costs would be high elsewhere, similar to our current oligarchy political system where the few making the decisions lack oversight and accountability.
Noam Chomsky (2011). “How the World Works”, p.241
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