Twenty-five years from now, networked computers will be as ubiquitous as
toasters. I imagine that will make the Electoral College obsolete and give the people the ability to control their Congressmen rather than the lobbyists.
For the sake of this discussion let’s ignore the elephant in the room, the need to prevent hackers from influencing votes. What steps should we be exploring now in order to give the people a greater influence in how their government is run?
I don’t want to hear that the people are too stupid. America is supposed to be a democracy, not a monarchy. People are ignorant because they can be, and because they don’t feel that their vote really means anything. It’s generally used as an excuse by those in an elite group who don’t want the masses to take away whatever perquisite they have latched onto.