I will first admit that I am no expert in politics and therefore, according to most of the proposed government systems, I should technically not get an opinion on this because It is a political matter and I am "unqualified" to be a part of a political decision.
That actually helps explain my alternative government idea. The problem I have with most of the current and proposed systems is the assumption that "only" experts in their field can come up with a good idea or know what is best. I would have to say that I do put a lot of trust and faith in experts to make the right decision however, if I had an idea or contribution to make, I would want to know that I could make it.
My alternative government has been adapted from my original post to include the things I've learned from discussing it as as well as from the ideas of the other proposed government systems you all have contributed to.
Please take the time to read the entire post if you wish to comment. I encourage constructive criticism and discussion as I realize I am not an expert and this idea likely has several flaws and would need much refinement. It is meant as a starting point and not a finished platform.
Volunteer committies, where any citizen is able to volunteer and contribute to a sector of their personal interest. For example, I may wish to be directly involved in the education system so I volunteer for the education committee. This requires me to attend all committee meetings and partisapate in discussions, proposals and voting.
Committiee meetings would be held in an open public chambers for any to attend. Meetings would also be video broadcast to the entire ship, should citizens wish to tune in to follow or contribute to The voting system for that specific area. Meaning that if John Doe decided he cared about the education system so therefore he regularly follows the committee meetings and has The option to vote on the proposals.
Committee members would discuss areas of concern and if things are going well wouldn't really have much else to do. If a committee member wishes to propose a change to a policy, they would submit a document publicly that would be very structured to outline what they propose to change, why they think it needs to be changed and their supporting research.
Members as well as the general public would have until the next committee meeting to review the proposal. Any member in opposition to the proposal would have a set time to file a document outlining their disagreement with their proposed alternative.
At the next meeting, the member that proposed the change would be given 5 minutes to present their proposal. The opposing members are given their 5 minutes for rebuttals.
After speaker presentations, all decisions are put to a vote, available in real time to the entire ship, open to all that choose to vote.
Votes are open for a period of 6 hours where all citizens can take the time to openly discuss the topics and make their decision and cast their vote.
During the voting period, committee volunteers who wish to open a new topic for the next committee meeting would submit their digital document, outlining their proposal to the other committee members for review.
Those proposals are then the voted on topics for the next meeting and the person that submitted the proposal is again the speaker and the cycle repeats.
Once the vote is complete, the majority rules and the decision is made but if a citizen strongly opposes the decision, they can appeal it by filing a document stating their reason along With a minimum of 1000 signatures of other citizens that oppose the change. If appealed, the citizen who files the appeal must submit the alternitive proposal in the same full detail publicly as well as to the other members to schedule their chance to speak and put the alternative to a second vote.
I realize this would be chaos in a massage population but if we are talking about building a nation in space, there is a limit to how big we can go. I wouldn't expect a population much greater than a million people on a single ship. At that population level this is very possible, especially when utilizing technology to connect people to policy.
Please note that I am aware that this explanation is oversimplified and that many other big and innovative changes need to be made in order for this to work and am hoping constructively discuss those issues and come up with solutions.
Why I am so passionate about this idea?
Eliminates corruption at every political level
Gives all citizens who wish to partisapate, an equal voice.
Full 100% transparency And accountability
Reactive, immediate policy change to reflect immediate needs.
No costly and disruptive electoral campaigns with broken promises, destructive propaganda
No chance of hidden political agenda because rather than voting on a party with hopes of them representing your best interests, you represent your best interests.
No inflated government salaries, eliminating financial motivation in political policy.
No division of Left and Right
Not having to choose the lessor of 2 evils.
This idea is not perfect but if you look at all the forms of government on earth today, none of them are working and the world in in chaos. We have here, the greatest opportunity in the history of civilization, to hit reset and truly guid humanity into the future. Repeating old mistakes in insanity.
Please open your mind and realize that this idea isn't new and with a collaboration of minds like ours, we can make a system like this work and become the blueprint for a truly advanced civilization .
Thank you for taking the time to read this and I welcome your ideas, questions and criticism. After all, that's why we're here isn't it?