hiyami (hiyami) wrote in metaquotes,
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Politics, but global, and polite

Neil Gaiman has a suggestion :

If pressed to pick a political system, I think that some country or other ought to try jury duty as a way of picking its politicians: if your name gets picked, and you can't come up with a good enough excuse, you'll have to give up four or five years of your life to helping run the country, which avoids the main problem of politics as I see it, which is that the kind of people you have to vote for are the kind of people who actually think that they ought to be running things. If you have a country and want to try this as a political system, let me know how it works out.

(on LJ feed as officialgaiman)

I'd like to see that tried, too.
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