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tynamite's answer « Is it possible to create a truly democratic country by ensuring an internet connection for citizens, and then using a web-based voting community to determine laws, policies, the decisions government should make, et al.?
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One word: Hacking.
There's a reason why we still use paper based voting in most countries.

By the way, the web-based voting community would work. It would mean that instead of politicians voting to pass bills, the general public would do their votes instead.

The problem why such thing would never happen sadly, is because politicians love their jobs too much, to let it go. To them, being a politician is the best job in the world. And they have manifestos, implement policies and talk to the media, so they can get elected. We need a way for them to have that enjoyable part of the job (that comes with power), whilst the general public gets to democratically vote on every bill that is proposed by politicians.

(Or maybe only the local citizens who voted for their winning local politician, will get to vote on bills, as an incentive for politicians to do their jobs and hold power.)

The next question you should ask...

Would allowing the general public to vote on bills that are proposed by elected politicians; help in improving the economy and health of the country among all social classes, or would it impair it with ignorant decisions and mixed policies with a lack of direction?
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What's an assertion, and what should I type in?

Compesh is a question and answer (and debate) website, so before you make a debate, you better learn what an assertion is. I suppose you already know what a question is, and that you've typed it in the box. ;)

An assertion, is basically a statement you can make, that is either true or false.

Richer people have better health.

The question for that would be, Do richer people have better health?

And don't forget to make your assertion, match your question.

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