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A Democratic Republic!

The Vote-by-Mail Revolution!

The 99% Can Vote Any Day at Home. End Voter Suppression By the DNC and the RNC! Create Open Final Five Nonpartisan Primary Elections to Build Consensus on Public Policy.

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By Rich Stevenson ©May 01, 2020

Interim Acting Chair of the Jefferson County KYIVA


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IVA LeadershipThe Golden Mean! The location of truth is almost never at any extreme. Truth? Wisdom? Consensus is often found at the true, wise point at the middle of all arguments for any Truth. Plato and Socrates agreed, and the same conclusion is found in all philosophies and religions throughout human history. The Golden Mean is the usual solution to any problem:


Common sense and pragmatism lead to consensus on issues. Finding a solution that works bypasses and ends the argument over "truth." If something works, it is time to move on. Time to get on to other concerns.

Partisanship has divided our country almost to the point of civil war over today's differences over morality or truth. One ugly civil war was already fought over slavery not so long ago. Both parties today are backed into indefensible positions on controversial issues. Abortion. Guns. Are two major differences! There is no consensus on those issues. And others. Religious diversity. Racial diversity. Income inequality. Huge divide. We are near the point of fighting over these issues. Passions are high. Violence would be a point of no return. We can't go there! Division on these issues have ended civilizations. They divide the DNC and the RNC. To survive, we need to get to consensus, to take those issues out of partisan consideration. Find agreement?

At least we must agree to disagree on those issues to survive as a country, to avoid a devastating civil war. We are getting close to a tipping point due to the Covid-19 health crisis. Both sides claim the high ground on differences of principle. On moral beliefs. On constitutional interpretation.

With everybody voting by mail in combined D and R primaries, controversial issues can be toned down. Republican candidates will be pulled back from the Far Right in Open Top Five Nonpartisan Primaries and Democratic candidates will be pulled back from the Far Left in Open Final Five Nonpartisan primaries. Issues could be resolved based upon support from a super majority of proactive voters. The majority of eligible voters are moderate on all the controversial issues. The Issues could be acted upon based on moderate agreement and consensus in moderate legislatures not blighted by left and right "Wingnuts," single issue radicals. A majority of open primary voters will not re-elect radical "Wingnut"1 incumbents. We are a nation of laws.


To get to consensus in legislative bodies and executive offices we need three radical election reforms. Make our elections proudly representative in a robustly democratic republic. Enact these three solutions into law:

Solution 1: Create open final five nonpartisan Primary Elections open to every eligible voter. We could have Open Final Five Nonpartisan Primaries2 in all fifty states to give all voters a voice in primary elections. (A general referendum on every candidate selected in open primary elections.)

Solution 2: Use ranked choice voting (RCV) to elect every candidate for public office.2 Voters will have a vote on every candidate on General Election ballots.3 Each General Election ballot will have up to five candidates selected from an open Final Five Primary Election. (A general referendum vote from every voter on every candidate in every public office.)

Solution 3: Vote-by-Mail!4 Mail a ballot to all eligible voters in every Primary and General Election in all fifty states. Count 100% of votes from all eligible voters. (A general referendum on every candidate elected.)

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Promote voting by mail and have open final five nonpartisan primaries to have a country with liberty and justice for all. Our legislatures can find peace and work together to solve all of our many problems. “Voters must become proactive good citizens.”

Voters must take power from (and within) the D and R parties to have open elections so all voters have a reason to vote. Elect populist candidates put on the ballot by voters to defeat establishment D and R candidates. Occupy Elections. Everybody Vote! “Voters must become proactive good citizens to have a voice in public policy.” Sign the pledge. OCCUPY


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1. Wingnuts: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wingnut_(politics)
2. The Politics Industry, Gehl/Porter, Harvard Business Review Press, 2020: Learn more at https://gehlporter.com and Institute for Political Innovation: https://www.political-innovation.org/   


3. Forward Party: https://www.forwardparty.com/ , Join

Forward, Notes on the Future of Our Democracy, Andrew Yang, Crown, New York, 2021. "Civic Juries" mentioned by Yang would be completely fulfilled in the nonpartisan Proactive Voter Movement and would be supported by "The Proactive Voter Pledge" presented in the proactive pamphlet. The  Local IVAs are "Civic Juries" in action.  https://cs2pr.us/Proactive_Pledge.html#99% . Become a Proactive Voter. Occupy elections. Unite America.


4. A Democratic Republic! The Vote-by-Mail Revolution!, IVA Opinion, Richard L. Stevenson, May 01, 2020.

The 99% Can Vote Any Day at Home. End Voter Suppression By the DNC and the RNC! Create Open Final Five Nonpartisan Primary Elections to Build Consensus on Public Policy.






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