Representative government is just not relevant in the twenty-first century
Nova Scotia (PRWEB) February 20, 2013
In the novel "ff21st," President Henderson West institutes a new form of government called “Engaged Democracy."
"Engaged democracy" is a theoretical system that relies one hundred percent on the American people to develop legislation and participate in the voting process. Congress and the federal bureaucracy oversee the management of the democratic process, and they do not have a direct influence over any aspects of legislative development beyond their right as an individual citizen, which is equal to any other.
In the remarkable new book by Kenneth Jackson, “Engaged Democracy” is the over-riding concept that Americans come to embrace in the future. Fueled by an overall discontent with the current system as demonstrated by voter frustration with the electoral process, disenfranchised Americans (Occupy movement) and organized reform movements (the Tea Party), “Engaged Democracy” is a system that enables Americans to take control of the governmental and legislative processes. http://www.ff21st.com
Coupled with the “Spirit of Law” tenet which outlines the goal and intent of any legislation, and is as legally binding as the legislation itself, America becomes a true democratic nation as envisioned by the founding fathers. Spear-headed by the fictional 45th president, Henderson West (aka founding father of the twenty-first century - ff21st), the vision of an empowered community of American citizens who care deeply for the future and take into consideration a broader range of interests beyond party lines, flourishes in a modern and open era of American growth.
Kenneth Jackson, a political analyst who holds a MBA states "representative government is not an appropriate system for our modern era. Americans have become disenfranchised with the current system of government. A new form of democracy and an appropriate, more-inclusive governmental model are required to tackle the complex issues faced in the twenty-first century. Engaged Democracy and the Spirit of Law deliver both."
"Further" Jackson adds, "the party system has corrupted the representative style of government as party agendas and polarized opposition have made the system completely ineffectual. Representatives hold allegiance to their party paramount to that of the people. This circumstance, put quite simply, is not democracy".
About the Author:
Kenneth Jackson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a MBA in international management from SMU. He is a twenty-year veteran of the advertising and marketing industries and has worked internationally with several of the world`s largest advertising agencies. Jackson has lived in Singapore, Prague and Toronto. An avid hockey goaltender, guitar player and traveler, Jackson is retired and lives in Nova Scotia.