About Direct Democracy
The word democracy is Greek in origin [demokratia] and means 'rule of the people'.
Democracy is purely and only defined by the people [the majority party in any state] being in control of the rule of law - it is not defined by fairness, freedom or even by common sense. These are merely potential components of a democracy [even then only of a liberal democracy] and are not themselves the definition of democracy. Therefore, there are currently no democracies in the world and there hasn't been since the concept died due to invasion in its ancient Greek birthplace in 5 BC.
Direct democracy is true democracy [rule of the people directly and without representatives] and even though it is the only true form of democracy and should therefore be known simply as democracy, it is known as direct democracy to distinguish it from all false interpretations. With direct democracy, there is no requirement for representation and, there is no need for the electorate to have to attend inefficient and mismanaged polling stations to vote on policies because people simply vote for policies they love and not politicians they don't.
Currently, the only aspect of democracy that the people have access to is that of electing representatives but, the Greeks invented democracy [rule of the people] not 'representative' democracy so even without the web and phone, the Greeks voted upon ALL policies and NEVER voted to elect 'representatives'. This is why direct democracy is the only democracy.
Representative democracy [representative rule of the people] is not related in any way to the Greek model and wasn't implemented in the UK until 1832 but, it was ONLY implemented as a knee-jerk, fear-based gimmick to prevent revolution [as witnessed in France] and NOT to represent [confirmed by Parliament's inconsistent actions ever since]. Furthermore, representative democracy is an illusion and doesn't even exist because while we do have the rule of representatives, we do not have any rule of the people [it is a dichotomy]. Democracy has been stolen by the so-called 'representatives' and under them it has regressed so by continuing to empower them, the people are freely voting for death because in reality, the UK has a system of representative rule only.
Within a true and direct democracy, it would be just as possible for the majority to decide to oppress various options, as it would be for the majority to decide to liberate various options. For example; freedom of speech is something that a majority could vote to protect and enhance through common law so that it can be used as a form of expression. In the UK, freedom of speech still has no legal basis and is still a 'right' that is tolerated [up to a point]. The majority have never decided upon the laws that govern it and instead, it chooses to elect 'representatives' to make these decisions on its behalf. Unlike in the US and many other countries, UK representatives have never enshrined the right to freedom of speech on behalf of those who freely elect them [who have never demanded it].
Voting for direct democracy outside a general election
It is up to us, the people [not the politicians] to use the power that we have always had, to choose to implement direct democracy as soon as possible.
This is not a protest campaign.
In accordance with Magna Carta Article 61 and with UN UDHR Article 21 and with all democratic principals up-held by the UN [which the UK is signed-up to], the People's Administration's Direct Democracy Twitter blog is a UN-sanctioned and legally recognised voting format for UK reform to direct democracy - even outside a general election.
Vote legitimately for a peaceful and structured UK reform to direct democracy now simply by following the People's Administration's Direct Democracy Twitter blog and when numbers reach a point of critical mass, we'll do the rest.
The People's Administration's constitution for reform to direct democracy and our voting protocols for implementing direct democracy have both been accepted by the UK Electoral Commission and the UN as legitimate. In a general election, the People's Administration DOES NOT have to field candidates to secure your vote on the ballot paper. Outside a general election, you can vote for a legitimate reform to direct democracy now by following @self_rule