Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Government Positions Like Jury Duty

I think our senators and representatives should no longer be elected but selected through a process similar to jury duty. I propose this idea as a different form of term limits. We would no longer have life long law makers who lose the interests of the people in pursuit of their own personal gain.

These selected legislators would serve a shorter term of 1 or 2 years.
They must be registered voters and have voted in the past 5 to 10 years which should weed out individuals who know little about the government.
If selected a person has the opportunity to opt out of service.
Salary would be similar to jury duty. The pay isn't great which would discourage greed.
We could start with one representative per state to see how well it works and then increase numbers later.

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