“The Second Standard Of Decency Of Direct Democracy”

A proposal Concerning the avoidance, or minimization, of “negative” polarization in Governance, of We The People, through “Sense Making” and Compromise.

I am indebted to Daniel Schmachtenberger, for this effort to suggest this second Standard for Direct Democracy.

Daniel Schmachtenberger‘s challenge is as follows:

“We didn’t even try, in the process, to figure out what a good proposition that might do a better job of meeting [00:13:00] everybody’s needs was. We didn’t even try and do a context map of what are all the interconnected issues here, what would a good design that everybody might like look like, can we even try to find a synergistic* satisfier.”

*relating to the interaction or cooperation of two or more, organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.

“Standard Of Decency Number Two Of Direct Democracy Precepts”

A SYNERGISM of as high a degree, as possible, of the Collective Governance of We The People, is the desire and goal, of Our Direct Democracy.

This “Synergism Standard” more simply translates into Our Majority Governance Deliberations and Decisions, being the least harmful as possible to sufficiently Morally Educated and Established, Minorities (that are not allied with each other), that are a valuable and contributive, part of Our Citizen Population.

This Standard recognizes that very little, if anything, can be “Perfect” on Our Finite World and within the sovereign territory of Our Nation. But We can Progress toward Perfection in a Perfecting Process. This is the Evolution We The People desires and works for.

All of Us, as Sovereign and “Qualified” Citizens of Our Nation, recognize that We can NOT have it all Our Way, all the time. We ALL have to, occasionally, settle for less of what We need and desire in order to satisfy the Dynamic Balance, “Health” and Lastingness of the Whole Nation.

A Well Managed operational Balance of Our Governance, depends on the above Truths and , also, on the overall need to well serve the Lives of, at least, Most of Us.

We recognize that there will always be some of Us, who do not have the ability to achieve even a minimum harmony with the considerations and precepts of this “Standard Of Decency”. These relatively few Individuals and small groups, must be Humanely controlled for the sake of the whole society. These can be disruptive and dangerous to Collective Governance and We The Qualified Citizens Of Our Nation must be Responsibly Vigilant regarding them.

This “Synergism” is the best We can do at this time, but is open to constant review, consideration and adjustments as We learn to be Better Direct Democratists, as We proceed into Our Nation’s Collective Governance Destiny.

This proposal to be submitted to the “Standards Of Decency For Direct Democracy Establishment Committee”…when there is one.

Meanwhile I will submit this to the “Direct Democracy Crew” at “Emergent Commons”, some of my Neighbors and possibly Other places, as well, for their opinion, suggestions and Votes.

September 28th, 2021 CE

In response to the meaningful and Sensible suggestions of Kevin Triplett, a Member of Good Standing in the “Direct Democracy Crew” at “Emergent Commons”, I will try to amend the above document, so as to make it more complete and Sensible, in the connective inclusion of two other concepts; “… the diverse needs and perspectives of the group.”

Amendment number one, of the “Standard Of Decency Number Two Of Direct Democracy Precepts”

A SYNERGISM of as high a degree, as possible, of the Collective Governance of We The People, is the desire and goal, of Our Direct Democracy.

This “Synergism Standard” more simply translates into Our Majority Governance Deliberations and Decisions, being the least harmful as possible to sufficiently Morally Educated and Established, Minorities (that are not allied with each other), that are a valuable and contributive, part of Our Citizen Population.

This Standard recognizes that very little, if anything, can be “Perfect” on Our Finite World and within the sovereign territory of Our Nation. But We can Progress toward Perfection in a Perfecting Process. This is the Evolution We The People desires and works for.

All of Us, as Sovereign and “Qualified” Citizens of Our Nation, recognize that We can NOT have it all Our Way, all the time. We ALL have to, occasionally, settle for less of what We need and desire in order to satisfy the Dynamic Balance, “Health” in the Perception of Our Needs and the Management of Our Needs, for the Lastingness of the Whole Nation, in all of Its Diversity.

A Well Managed operational Balance of Our Governance, depends on the above Truths and , also, on the overall need to well serve the Lives of, at least, Most of Us.

We recognize that there will always be some of Us, who do not have the ability to achieve even a minimum harmony with the considerations and precepts of this “Standard Of Decency”. These relatively few Individuals and small groups, must be Humanely controlled for the sake of the whole society. These can be disruptive and dangerous to Collective Governance and We The Qualified Citizens Of Our Nation must be Responsibly Vigilant regarding them.

This “Synergism” is the best We can do at this time, but is open to constant review, consideration and adjustments as We learn to be Better Direct Democratists, as We proceed into Our Nation’s Collective Governance Destiny.