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Multivotism
« on: January 14, 2010, 01:34:09 AM »

I am busy working on a book regarding a new political system that I've been thinking about for the past twenty odd years. It is a very controversial idea, and may even make your blood boil while you read it. All I'm asking is that you keep an open mind, and to forget about what you've been taught about democracy for a moment.

The word "Multivotism" is not in the dictionary. I had to coin a phrase for my idea, so that's what I came up with.

Below you will find my notes that I wrote in order to assist me in writing the novel. I would very much like for you to leave me your honest opinion regarding my idea.



Multivotism

Definition:

A political system that is in essence based on democracy, but with one major difference, i.e. one man many votes. The principal of the traditional democratic system is that all people are created equal and thus every man/woman deserves one vote, and one vote only. The principal of multivotism is that all people are created with the same human rights, but are not equal in their beliefs, kindness, respect for others, helpfulness, humanitarian contributions, educational levels and worthiness to society. Therefore multivotism is a system based on rewards for good citizenship and contributions to society rather than just the fact that one was born a human.

Another main difference between democracy and multivotism is that there are stricter voter qualification criteria for multivotism. Democracy basically only requires that one is a legal citizen and of certain age, typically 18 years old. Multivotism also has these same requirements, but in addition a person must demonstrate that he/she has a basic understanding of the candidates or issues they are voting for.

In a multivotism society voters earn their votes based on many different criteria. All qualified voters start with one vote and can then accumulate additional votes by reaching certain goals, achievements or through exceptional good/brave deeds. Not only can votes be added, but may be deducted in extreme cases where harm is done to society. A voter may even end up with negative votes and must then work his/her way back to a positive number before allowed to vote.

Purpose of the book:

To introduce a groundbreaking idea regarding a more fair and balanced voting system, and to create thought provoking debates and discussions in order to eventually become the de facto standard in the voting process of a democratic political system.

Foreword:

It is important to note that most of the examples and references in this book are based on the U.S.A. political system due to the fact that the author is a US citizen and therefore understands that system better than any other. Most people reading this book will be able to relate and understand this system well because of the high publicity the US receives all across the world. Most democratic systems are based/influenced on the US system too, and although there are some differences there are more similarities. Any democratic system in the world can easily be modified to incorporate the multivotism system as discussed in this book.

Historical Analysis:

When the pioneers initially migrated to the United States they were literary and figuratively in the same boat. All things were equal. They had the same mind sets and faced the same challenges. When democracy was adopted in America the one-man-one vote system made perfect sense. Besides, they did not have the ability and tools to administer a complex multi-vote system. There was no way to know that one day in the future the makeup of cultures and civilization would dramatically change to what we have today. The American Founders at that time had only the circumstances and information available to them. If presented with the complexity of today they most probably would have designed a much different system.

The biggest challenge any nation faces is the resistance to change. People like to hold on to traditional systems and methods that have been proven through time, and rightfully so. Too much change can also have a negative effect and result in chaos and instability. Therefore any new ideas should be carefully examined and considered.

The demographic environment in the United States and most parts of the world has changed significantly in the last 300 years. The time has come to carefully examine the drawbacks and consequences of a one-man-one-vote democratic system and to readjust it to a more fair and workable system that will meet the challenges we face as a modern society. Democracy is a proven system that give people the freedom and control they deserve. The people should decide their destiny, and not one person or a few who think for everyone. Democracy is not at question here, but rather the traditional voting system itself. Adjusting the voting system by no means take away anything from democracy, but rather fine-tunes it to a sleeker and better functioning system.

Summary:

Controversial system that will initially invoke much negative publicity and will be met with a barrage of reasons why it will not work.

The world is a fast changing place and there was a time that one-man-one-vote did the world a lot of good by replacing kings and dictatorships. It basically changed the world as we know it and created freedom for all. However, it needs to be revamped and upgraded due to the new times we live in, and the new challenges mankind face.

The world population is growing rapidly and will soon reach epic and dangerous proportions. One-man-one-vote will work if all people have the same educational level and information available to them. However, there will be more famine and uneducated people in the future due to the fact that the uneducated have many more children per family than the educated. As the world economy implodes and food/energy sources are depleted, more and more people are going to live on the poverty line. Eventually the number of uneducated people is going to far outnumber those with insight and understanding. This situation will create a dangerous premise for the uneducated masses to rule those who can create hope, jobs, solutions and opportunities for mankind. The current system will eventually fail due to its own inherent weakness.

Some of the skeptic’s main criticism:
  • Too hard to administer such a system.
  • Leaves too much room for fraud.
  • People will sell their votes.
  • Cannot blame people for being uneducated.
  • Unfair to the underprivileged.
  • Who decides the criteria for earning votes?
  • Wealthy people will have too much of an advantage.
  • Minority groups will have less influence/participation.

Let’s deal with each criticism:

1. Too hard to administer such a system.

With all the major improvements in computer and database technology in the past three decades there has never been a better time for administering such a system. The rapid growth of interconnectivity between computers, i.e. the World Wide Web, has created the ideal technological environment for managing and implementing such a system.

Also bear in mind that we currently have a computerized system keeping track of all registered voters. In order to become a voter one must register. When a voter relocates to a different voting precinct he/she must reregister. In other words we already have a system in place that can be adopted as is, with additional features and structures to implement multivotism.

2. Leaves too much room for fraud.

Any system leaves room for fraud. By creating a tightly controlled computerized system there will actually be less potential for fraud. Again, there have been many improvements in computer security and new improved controls are being developed and implemented on a regular basis. Much of the modern world’s transactions and monetary movements are done this way now.

A computer system will keep better control of people voting more than once, of ballots being lost or damaged, not to mention the infamous “hanging chads” in the Florida 2000 presidential election.

3. People will sell their votes.

This will be considered voter’s fraud. Any person convicted of this will lose all his/her votes and will receive a mandatory 5-year jail sentence, during which time he/she will not be allowed to vote or accumulate any votes.

Additionally, with such severe punishment as a deterrent, it will make no sense for someone to buy votes when nobody will have an unusually high number of votes to buy. It is not going to be easy to accumulate votes. One has to work hard at building up votes. No one person will be able to accumulate such a large number of votes as to be able to have a major impact on an election. To get perspective; a voter with 10 votes will be above the norm, 20 votes will be exceptional, 50 votes will be incredible, and a 100 votes will be unbelievable!

4. Cannot blame people for being uneducated.

This may be so, but one also cannot blame those who do have an education to be held back and blamed for those with little or no education. The more educated people are, the better decisions they make. This is exactly why such a system is much more fair than a one-man-one-vote system. An educated person has more insight and information available to enable him/her to decide a political matter or to choose a president, governor, senator or leader to represent the people.

Uneducated people are not an excuse or reason for not implementing a fair system. It is the responsibility of society to encourage and support an educational system that will give all people the means to truly be equal. In fact, humans tend to perform better when they are given a reason to do something, rather than being told what to do. In other words: If you want more votes then go to school and become educated. Therefore it is society’s responsibility to provide a level playing field schooling system that will make it possible for all people who want to learn to be able to do so. If you do not want to learn then do not complain if you do not receive as many votes as one who is educated.

Besides, it is also worth mentioning that there are many ways to accumulate votes. So, even if you are not educated you can still get more votes via other means, which we will discuss later.

5. Unfair to the underprivileged.

Being underprivileged is part of life. Some people have nicer houses or cars than others. Some people live better than others. A socialistic system tries to equalize that. But we all know that it diminishes a human’s will and motivation to perform better or to attain higher goals than others. It puts a damper on humans to not want to accelerate beyond others. Why work harder when you will not be rewarded any more than someone resting on his laurels? There will always be the exception, but generally most humans will have the previously mentioned attitude. A reward’s based system will always outperform a socialistic system by a long shot.

So, if a rewards-based society (capitalism) works better than a socialistic-based system, why will a rewards-based voting system not work better than a socialistic-based voting system (one-man-one-vote)?

6. Who decides the criteria for earning votes?

The Constitution of the United States was written by a group of appointed leaders, and so was the Declaration of Independence. Today we look at these leaders fondly as pioneers and world-changing wise men. They all had one thing in mind, namely to do what’s best for their country and fellow man. The same principals can be followed in rewriting the voting system. Common sense and love for country goes a long way.

Another approach is to let the people decide. Hold a referendum where voters can accept or reject each potential way of earning votes. The list of ways to earn votes can be compiled by an appointed commission, and should exist of a manageable group of people from all parties and political denominations.

Alternatively a list of candidates who volunteer to be on such a commission may be presented to voters. Let’s say for argument’s sake that the commission will consist of 10 people, then voters will make up to 10 crosses on the ballot paper, preferably computer controlled to insure that a voter does not vote for more than 10 candidates. Once the candidates have been elected they will compile the list of criteria for earning votes and their decision will be final.

As time goes on the list may be amended in the same way as the Constitution can be amended.

7. Wealthy people will have too much of an advantage.

As mentioned before, there are many ways to accumulate votes. Being wealthy may get you some votes, but does not necessarily mean that you will accumulate more votes than someone less wealthy or even poor. Also, the number of wealthy people make up a small percentage of the total number of eligible voters, thus reducing the overall effect/influence in an election. Wealthy people generally pay more taxes and provide more jobs directly and indirectly compared to most other income groups. In doing so their contribution to society as far as financial matters are concerned should give them the right to earn additional votes.

8. Minority groups will have less influence/participation.

The contrary is true. With multivotism a minority group can have more influence than in a one-man-one-vote system, providing the members of the minority group are prepared to work for it. Should such a group on average have more votes per person than that of a major group the minority group’s influence will have a much larger weighted average.


The pyramid factor:

Often the pyramid is used as a pictorial representation of organizational, social or demographic structures. I would like to use the pyramid to explain the dilemma we face in our modern and futuristic world should we decide to continue down the same path as our current one-man-one-vote system.

At the top of the pyramid are our leaders, decision makers and extremely successful people. The middle consists of the well-educated and self-sufficient hard-working citizens. The bottom consists of third-world countries, people who are uneducated and live on the poverty line.

During the history of mankind the pyramid has been the right side up, i.e. base solidly planted on the ground and the tip at the top. Society has been quite stable this way, except for some wars and political struggles, but has always returned back to equilibrium.

Societies have been kept in balance by those on top, be it kings, dictators or elected governments. In most cases elected governments have been voted in by educated people or influenced by the educated and wise.

We are now at risk of the pyramid being turned upside down. Imagine the base of the pyramid becoming extremely large and the tip very sharp and elongated. Now imagine it standing on its head. The weight of the base will drive the tip deep into the ground and smother it! With the total strangulation and suffocation of the people on top who will then be left to run governments? Total chaos and destruction will ensue. Eventually mankind will be forced to return to dictatorship.

As the world’s population continues to grow to epic proportions famine and poverty will rapidly increase. The world will not be able to sustain the resources needed for the increased demand of the human race. Educated and informed people will realize that they should limit the number of children they have. The opposite is true of those who are uneducated and oblivious to the challenges the world faces. They will have many children, as this provides many benefits such as financial support via most welfare systems, putting their children to work in order to bring in more money for the family, and more importantly thinking that the more children they have the more votes they’ll have, which is true in today’s democratic systems. Simply put, if you want to be in charge of the government have more children. In doing so you will eventually achieve your goal.

Imagine a world where the uneducated, ignorant, inexperienced and the self-centered rule. Imagine a world based on apathy! (Lack of concern and interest)

Now imagine a world where humans strive to better themselves. A world where people care more about collective humanity than themselves. A world based on rewards and achievements, rather than the mere fact that you are a part of the human race and therefore deserve to have the same say as someone who is selfless and truly a contributing participant of the human race.


Criteria for becoming a qualified voter:

  • Must be 18 years old.
  • Must be a citizen.
  • Must demonstrate a basic knowledge of the candidates and/or political issues. When you require a driver’s license you have to pass a basic test to gauge your understanding of the rules of the road and driving in general. The same should apply to a voter. Should a voter have no idea of what or who he/she is voting for then that voter should not be allowed to vote. The test will be very simple and easy in its multiple choice format. Ten random computer-picked questions will be asked to each person writing the qualification test. Only 6 out of 10 questions must be answered correctly. If you fail you will have to wait at least 90 days before attempting to qualify again. The first time you write the test there will be no charge to do so. However, if you retake the test there will be a small charge.

    Tests must be written every 10 years, coinciding with the additional vote you get every 10 years. So, you pass your test and are immediately reward with one vote!

    Tests will be designed to test knowledge of current political events and facts.

    To demonstrate how simple the tests will be:

    i) Who are the 2 major candidates in the 2008 US Presidential Election?
        a. Barrack Obama and George Bush
        b. John McCain and Arnold Swartzenegger
        c. Barrack Obama and John McCain
        d. John McCain and Hilary Clinton

    ii) Who are the 2 major political groups in the United States?
        a. Socialists and Republicans
        b. Democrats and Republicans
        c. Democrats and Socialists
        d. Socialists and Communists

  • Must have at least one vote in order to vote.

How to earn votes:

  • When you become a qualified voter you start with one vote.
  • On every 10th anniversary of your first registered voter date you get one additional vote.
  • When you complete 7th grade you get one vote. This is in consideration to those cultures whose children are only required to reach this level.
  • When you complete 12th grade you get one vote.
  • One vote for each accredited university/college degree or diploma.
  • One vote for the first 5 people that you personally employ, and then 1 vote for each additional 10 people, not to exceed 5 votes.
  • One vote for each medal of valor.
  • Serving your country – 1 vote for every 2 years completed, capped at 5 votes.
  • One vote for each rank attained in the branches of the military, police force, fire departments and federal law enforcement agencies.
  • Job loyalty – for every 10 years of employment with the same company receive 1 vote, capped at 5 votes. (If company is acquired loyalty is transferred to new company)
  • Community service, including participation in philanthropic organizations. Receive one vote per year served, capped at 10. Must be proven by accompanying letter of recommendation by accredited leadership position, e.g. mayor, president of a philanthropic organization, etc.
  • Major donations. One vote for each hospital, school or community building sponsored, capped at 10 votes.
  • Child Adoption. One vote per child adopted, capped at 5 votes.
  • Foster parenting. One vote per year, capped at 10 votes.
  • Ten votes for winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Elected Officials:
      Mayor – 2 votes
      Judge – 5 votes
      Supreme Court Judge – 10 votes
      State Senator – 10 votes
      Congressman/woman – 15 votes
      Governor – 15 votes
      Federal Senator – 15 votes
      Vice President – 20 votes
      President – 25 votes

How to lose votes:

  • Voter fraud – lose all your votes.
  • When convicted of a felony crime – lose all your votes.
  • When convicted of a hate crime – lose one vote.
  • Not paying child support – lose one vote.
  • Tax evasion – lose one vote.
  • If demoted in rank, lose number of votes added when rank was awarded.

Something to consider:

Limit the maximum number of votes that any voter can attain to let’s say 500 votes, even though this number is very unlikely to be reached by any one voter. There is really no reason to do this other than to put those people’s mind at rest who will unnecessarily be concerned about an unlimited number of votes. This will take care of the skeptics saying something like: “What if someone has a million votes?”


Electoral College:

Not viable or necessary in a multivotism system. Most Americans are not happy with the Electoral College system anyway. For some reason this antiquated system has remained in effect despite popular belief that it should be abandoned. The fact is that most people do not understand its purpose and reasons for its existence. When changing over to a multivotism system this nonsensical structure must be abolished.



That's it folks. What do you think?   :-\


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Re: Multivotism
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2010, 09:29:05 AM »

This is a great idea, but it's no use to have possibly the best voting system without people knowing about it.

I would suggest that you send a copy to as many political parties as possible.

You should also trademark the word "Multivotism", so no one else can claim your in-genius originality.

Possibly also send it to political science departments at universities and colleges, to feed the new minds.

Cheers!
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2011, 06:05:54 AM »

I am busy working on a book regarding a new political system that I've been thinking about for the past twenty odd years. It is a very controversial idea, and may even make your blood boil while you read it. All I'm asking is that you keep an open mind, and to forget about what you've been taught about democracy for a moment.

The word "Multivotism" is not in the dictionary. I had to coin a phrase for my idea, so that's what I came up with.

Below you will find my notes that I wrote in order to assist me in writing the novel. I would very much like for you to leave me your honest opinion regarding my idea.



Multivotism

Definition:

A political system that is in essence based on democracy, but with one major difference, i.e. one man many votes. The principal of the traditional democratic system is that all people are created equal and thus every man/woman deserves one vote, and one vote only. The principal of multivotism is that all people are created with the same human rights, but are not equal in their beliefs, kindness, respect for others, helpfulness, humanitarian contributions, educational levels and worthiness to society. Therefore multivotism is a system based on rewards for good citizenship and contributions to society rather than just the fact that one was born a human.

Another main difference between democracy and multivotism is that there are stricter voter qualification criteria for multivotism. Democracy basically only requires that one is a legal citizen and of certain age, typically 18 years old. Multivotism also has these same requirements, but in addition a person must demonstrate that he/she has a basic understanding of the candidates or issues they are voting for.

In a multivotism society voters earn their votes based on many different criteria. All qualified voters start with one vote and can then accumulate additional votes by reaching certain goals, achievements or through exceptional good/brave deeds. Not only can votes be added, but may be deducted in extreme cases where harm is done to society. A voter may even end up with negative votes and must then work his/her way back to a positive number before allowed to vote.

Purpose of the book:

To introduce a groundbreaking idea regarding a more fair and balanced voting system, and to create thought provoking debates and discussions in order to eventually become the de facto standard in the voting process of a democratic political system.

Foreword:

It is important to note that most of the examples and references in this book are based on the U.S.A. political system due to the fact that the author is a US citizen and therefore understands that system better than any other. Most people reading this book will be able to relate and understand this system well because of the high publicity the US receives all across the world. Most democratic systems are based/influenced on the US system too, and although there are some differences there are more similarities. Any democratic system in the world can easily be modified to incorporate the multivotism system as discussed in this book.

Historical Analysis:

When the pioneers initially migrated to the United States they were literary and figuratively in the same boat. All things were equal. They had the same mind sets and faced the same challenges. When democracy was adopted in America the one-man-one vote system made perfect sense. Besides, they did not have the ability and tools to administer a complex multi-vote system. There was no way to know that one day in the future the makeup of cultures and civilization would dramatically change to what we have today. The American Founders at that time had only the circumstances and information available to them. If presented with the complexity of today they most probably would have designed a much different system.

The biggest challenge any nation faces is the resistance to change. People like to hold on to traditional systems and methods that have been proven through time, and rightfully so. Too much change can also have a negative effect and result in chaos and instability. Therefore any new ideas should be carefully examined and considered.

The demographic environment in the United States and most parts of the world has changed significantly in the last 300 years. The time has come to carefully examine the drawbacks and consequences of a one-man-one-vote democratic system and to readjust it to a more fair and workable system that will meet the challenges we face as a modern society. Democracy is a proven system that give people the freedom and control they deserve. The people should decide their destiny, and not one person or a few who think for everyone. Democracy is not at question here, but rather the traditional voting system itself. Adjusting the voting system by no means take away anything from democracy, but rather fine-tunes it to a sleeker and better functioning system.

Summary:

Controversial system that will initially invoke much negative publicity and will be met with a barrage of reasons why it will not work.

The world is a fast changing place and there was a time that one-man-one-vote did the world a lot of good by replacing kings and dictatorships. It basically changed the world as we know it and created freedom for all. However, it needs to be revamped and upgraded due to the new times we live in, and the new challenges mankind face.

The world population is growing rapidly and will soon reach epic and dangerous proportions. One-man-one-vote will work if all people have the same educational level and information available to them. However, there will be more famine and uneducated people in the future due to the fact that the uneducated have many more children per family than the educated. As the world economy implodes and food/energy sources are depleted, more and more people are going to live on the poverty line. Eventually the number of uneducated people is going to far outnumber those with insight and understanding. This situation will create a dangerous premise for the uneducated masses to rule those who can create hope, jobs, solutions and opportunities for mankind. The current system will eventually fail due to its own inherent weakness.

Some of the skeptic’s main criticism:
  • Too hard to administer such a system.
  • Leaves too much room for fraud.
  • People will sell their votes.
  • Cannot blame people for being uneducated.
  • Unfair to the underprivileged.
  • Who decides the criteria for earning votes?
  • Wealthy people will have too much of an advantage.
  • Minority groups will have less influence/participation.

Let’s deal with each criticism:

1. Too hard to administer such a system.

With all the major improvements in computer and database technology in the past three decades there has never been a better time for administering such a system. The rapid growth of interconnectivity between computers, i.e. the World Wide Web, has created the ideal technological environment for managing and implementing such a system.

Also bear in mind that we currently have a computerized system keeping track of all registered voters. In order to become a voter one must register. When a voter relocates to a different voting precinct he/she must reregister. In other words we already have a system in place that can be adopted as is, with additional features and structures to implement multivotism.

2. Leaves too much room for fraud.

Any system leaves room for fraud. By creating a tightly controlled computerized system there will actually be less potential for fraud. Again, there have been many improvements in computer security and new improved controls are being developed and implemented on a regular basis. Much of the modern world’s transactions and monetary movements are done this way now.

A computer system will keep better control of people voting more than once, of ballots being lost or damaged, not to mention the infamous “hanging chads” in the Florida 2000 presidential election.

3. People will sell their votes.

This will be considered voter’s fraud. Any person convicted of this will lose all his/her votes and will receive a mandatory 5-year jail sentence, during which time he/she will not be allowed to vote or accumulate any votes.

Additionally, with such severe punishment as a deterrent, it will make no sense for someone to buy votes when nobody will have an unusually high number of votes to buy. It is not going to be easy to accumulate votes. One has to work hard at building up votes. No one person will be able to accumulate such a large number of votes as to be able to have a major impact on an election. To get perspective; a voter with 10 votes will be above the norm, 20 votes will be exceptional, 50 votes will be incredible, and a 100 votes will be unbelievable!

4. Cannot blame people for being uneducated.

This may be so, but one also cannot blame those who do have an education to be held back and blamed for those with little or no education. The more educated people are, the better decisions they make. This is exactly why such a system is much more fair than a one-man-one-vote system. An educated person has more insight and information available to enable him/her to decide a political matter or to choose a president, governor, senator or leader to represent the people.

Uneducated people are not an excuse or reason for not implementing a fair system. It is the responsibility of society to encourage and support an educational system that will give all people the means to truly be equal. In fact, humans tend to perform better when they are given a reason to do something, rather than being told what to do. In other words: If you want more votes then go to school and become educated. Therefore it is society’s responsibility to provide a level playing field schooling system that will make it possible for all people who want to learn to be able to do so. If you do not want to learn then do not complain if you do not receive as many votes as one who is educated.

Besides, it is also worth mentioning that there are many ways to accumulate votes. So, even if you are not educated you can still get more votes via other means, which we will discuss later.

5. Unfair to the underprivileged.

Being underprivileged is part of life. Some people have nicer houses or cars than others. Some people live better than others. A socialistic system tries to equalize that. But we all know that it diminishes a human’s will and motivation to perform better or to attain higher goals than others. It puts a damper on humans to not want to accelerate beyond others. Why work harder when you will not be rewarded any more than someone resting on his laurels? There will always be the exception, but generally most humans will have the previously mentioned attitude. A reward’s based system will always outperform a socialistic system by a long shot.

So, if a rewards-based society (capitalism) works better than a socialistic-based system, why will a rewards-based voting system not work better than a socialistic-based voting system (one-man-one-vote)?

6. Who decides the criteria for earning votes?

The Constitution of the United States was written by a group of appointed leaders, and so was the Declaration of Independence. Today we look at these leaders fondly as pioneers and world-changing wise men. They all had one thing in mind, namely to do what’s best for their country and fellow man. The same principals can be followed in rewriting the voting system. Common sense and love for country goes a long way.

Another approach is to let the people decide. Hold a referendum where voters can accept or reject each potential way of earning votes. The list of ways to earn votes can be compiled by an appointed commission, and should exist of a manageable group of people from all parties and political denominations.

Alternatively a list of candidates who volunteer to be on such a commission may be presented to voters. Let’s say for argument’s sake that the commission will consist of 10 people, then voters will make up to 10 crosses on the ballot paper, preferably computer controlled to insure that a voter does not vote for more than 10 candidates. Once the candidates have been elected they will compile the list of criteria for earning votes and their decision will be final.

As time goes on the list may be amended in the same way as the Constitution can be amended.

7. Wealthy people will have too much of an advantage.

As mentioned before, there are many ways to accumulate votes. Being wealthy may get you some votes, but does not necessarily mean that you will accumulate more votes than someone less wealthy or even poor. Also, the number of wealthy people make up a small percentage of the total number of eligible voters, thus reducing the overall effect/influence in an election. Wealthy people generally pay more taxes and provide more jobs directly and indirectly compared to most other income groups. In doing so their contribution to society as far as financial matters are concerned should give them the right to earn additional votes.

8. Minority groups will have less influence/participation.

The contrary is true. With multivotism a minority group can have more influence than in a one-man-one-vote system, providing the members of the minority group are prepared to work for it. Should such a group on average have more votes per person than that of a major group the minority group’s influence will have a much larger weighted average.


The pyramid factor:

Often the pyramid is used as a pictorial representation of organizational, social or demographic structures. I would like to use the pyramid to explain the dilemma we face in our modern and futuristic world should we decide to continue down the same path as our current one-man-one-vote system.

At the top of the pyramid are our leaders, decision makers and extremely successful people. The middle consists of the well-educated and self-sufficient hard-working citizens. The bottom consists of third-world countries, people who are uneducated and live on the poverty line.

During the history of mankind the pyramid has been the right side up, i.e. base solidly planted on the ground and the tip at the top. Society has been quite stable this way, except for some wars and political struggles, but has always returned back to equilibrium.

Societies have been kept in balance by those on top, be it kings, dictators or elected governments. In most cases elected governments have been voted in by educated people or influenced by the educated and wise.

We are now at risk of the pyramid being turned upside down. Imagine the base of the pyramid becoming extremely large and the tip very sharp and elongated. Now imagine it standing on its head. The weight of the base will drive the tip deep into the ground and smother it! With the total strangulation and suffocation of the people on top who will then be left to run governments? Total chaos and destruction will ensue. Eventually mankind will be forced to return to dictatorship.

As the world’s population continues to grow to epic proportions famine and poverty will rapidly increase. The world will not be able to sustain the resources needed for the increased demand of the human race. Educated and informed people will realize that they should limit the number of children they have. The opposite is true of those who are uneducated and oblivious to the challenges the world faces. They will have many children, as this provides many benefits such as financial support via most welfare systems, putting their children to work in order to bring in more money for the family, and more importantly thinking that the more children they have the more votes they’ll have, which is true in today’s democratic systems. Simply put, if you want to be in charge of the government have more children. In doing so you will eventually achieve your goal.

Imagine a world where the uneducated, ignorant, inexperienced and the self-centered rule. Imagine a world based on apathy! (Lack of concern and interest)

Now imagine a world where humans strive to better themselves. A world where people care more about collective humanity than themselves. A world based on rewards and achievements, rather than the mere fact that you are a part of the human race and therefore deserve to have the same say as someone who is selfless and truly a contributing participant of the human race.


Criteria for becoming a qualified voter:

  • Must be 18 years old.
  • Must be a citizen.
  • Must demonstrate a basic knowledge of the candidates and/or political issues. When you require a driver’s license you have to pass a basic test to gauge your understanding of the rules of the road and driving in general. The same should apply to a voter. Should a voter have no idea of what or who he/she is voting for then that voter should not be allowed to vote. The test will be very simple and easy in its multiple choice format. Ten random computer-picked questions will be asked to each person writing the qualification test. Only 6 out of 10 questions must be answered correctly. If you fail you will have to wait at least 90 days before attempting to qualify again. The first time you write the test there will be no charge to do so. However, if you retake the test there will be a small charge.

    Tests must be written every 10 years, coinciding with the additional vote you get every 10 years. So, you pass your test and are immediately reward with one vote!

    Tests will be designed to test knowledge of current political events and facts.

    To demonstrate how simple the tests will be:

    i) Who are the 2 major candidates in the 2008 US Presidential Election?
        a. Barrack Obama and George Bush
        b. John McCain and Arnold Swartzenegger
        c. Barrack Obama and John McCain
        d. John McCain and Hilary Clinton

    ii) Who are the 2 major political groups in the United States?
        a. Socialists and Republicans
        b. Democrats and Republicans
        c. Democrats and Socialists
        d. Socialists and Communists

  • Must have at least one vote in order to vote.

How to earn votes:

  • When you become a qualified voter you start with one vote.
  • On every 10th anniversary of your first registered voter date you get one additional vote.
  • When you complete 7th grade you get one vote. This is in consideration to those cultures whose children are only required to reach this level.
  • When you complete 12th grade you get one vote.
  • One vote for each accredited university/college degree or diploma.
  • One vote for the first 5 people that you personally employ, and then 1 vote for each additional 10 people, not to exceed 5 votes.
  • One vote for each medal of valor.
  • Serving your country – 1 vote for every 2 years completed, capped at 5 votes.
  • One vote for each rank attained in the branches of the military, police force, fire departments and federal law enforcement agencies.
  • Job loyalty – for every 10 years of employment with the same company receive 1 vote, capped at 5 votes. (If company is acquired loyalty is transferred to new company)
  • Community service, including participation in philanthropic organizations. Receive one vote per year served, capped at 10. Must be proven by accompanying letter of recommendation by accredited leadership position, e.g. mayor, president of a philanthropic organization, etc.
  • Major donations. One vote for each hospital, school or community building sponsored, capped at 10 votes.
  • Child Adoption. One vote per child adopted, capped at 5 votes.
  • Foster parenting. One vote per year, capped at 10 votes.
  • Ten votes for winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Elected Officials:
      Mayor – 2 votes
      Judge – 5 votes
      Supreme Court Judge – 10 votes
      State Senator – 10 votes
      Congressman/woman – 15 votes
      Governor – 15 votes
      Federal Senator – 15 votes
      Vice President – 20 votes
      President – 25 votes

How to lose votes:

  • Voter fraud – lose all your votes.
  • When convicted of a felony crime – lose all your votes.
  • When convicted of a hate crime – lose one vote.
  • Not paying child support – lose one vote.
  • Tax evasion – lose one vote.
  • If demoted in rank, lose number of votes added when rank was awarded.

Something to consider:

Limit the maximum number of votes that any voter can attain to let’s say 500 votes, even though this number is very unlikely to be reached by any one voter. There is really no reason to do this other than to put those people’s mind at rest who will unnecessarily be concerned about an unlimited number of votes. This will take care of the skeptics saying something like: “What if someone has a million votes?”


Electoral College:

Not viable or necessary in a multivotism system. Most Americans are not happy with the Electoral College system anyway. For some reason this antiquated system has remained in effect despite popular belief that it should be abandoned. The fact is that most people do not understand its purpose and reasons for its existence. When changing over to a multivotism system this nonsensical structure must be abolished.



That's it folks. What do you think?   :-\


wow great idea really like ur post thanks for sharing..............
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