Direct Democracy: A path to Equal Representation with National Consensus
Updated: Jun 2
It's a difficult time in America, and for many, it's the worst it's ever been. Unemployment compounded with fear of the unknown, a deadly virus, and a once-in-a-century storm threw life into chaos for tens of thousands of people. Yet when the pleas for help from the citizens have never been clearer and louder, our elected officials squabble over internal disagreements, change the subject, or leave when the work gets too hard.
The federal government of the United States is stymied by partisan gridlock. Progress in passing vital legislation could grind to a halt unless lawmakers had all the support they needed before a bill was even proposed. In the eyes of many Americans, this is politics as usual. Some accept that, and others look for alternative solutions.
According to a recent Gallup Poll, Sixty-eight percent of Americans favor a national referendum on key issues. With the outbreak of Covid, George Floyd and the largest protest in US history, and the first assault on the US Capitol in nearly forty years, there have been increased calls and proposals for a national referendum. The National Consensus is the first company in US history to enable a system similar to a traditional national referendum to be enacted in the US.
The National Consensus is different from a traditional national referendum because it considers the history of the United States and the US's social and political realities. To begin with, TNC is the only system that can guarantee equal representation through its process. In 2017, the need for equal representation became glaringly obvious when a CDC report cited by CNN revealed that Native Americans are killed at the highest rate by police and not African Americans as most people may believe. As a result, TNC presses the question, what is the point of creating a national consensus on criminal justice reform if we exclude the group most affected by the problem at hand in the first place? TNC strongly believes that to ignore the voice of any community of US citizens would be to fail in creating a national consensus altogether. Native Americans and African Americans are just two examples of communities fighting for criminal justice reform, but they are certainly not the only ones. Our system allows US citizens of all cultural backgrounds to come together as one American unit and press forward a set of objectives that represent and benefit us all.
The National Consensus was founded by US citizens who believe that the American people deserve a democracy in which the people are the principal authority. We believe that true democracy is a system that allows everyone to have a voice and ensures that no bodies of citizens are excluded from the national conversation. A national consensus that represents the majority of the American people and the unanimity of cultural communities that comprise the American people would immediately become the most powerful position on that topic of national interest. However, that kind of strength relies on a unity and clarity of purpose, and clarity and unity of purpose begins with a conversation. Join The National Consensus on Facebook and be a part of the conversation today.
Your voice, our action. If you are ready to find your voice and help the country create a criminal justice system worthy of us all, sign up here.