One of the books that I've recently been reading through is entitled, An Army of Davids by Glenn Reynolds.
The book discusses a growing movement of people who have been empowered by technology to beat big media conglomerate reporting, big government fleecing of the public's interest, and big corporate issues. Face it, we are a do-it-yourself individual-based society and technology is creating a new level of ingenuity. My favorite example is the people who have started to make their own beer or those that make their own music CD's.
What many people don't grasp yet is that blogs represent an opportunity to write your own laws you'd like to see. A place to garner feedback and really debate at a whole different level...
This evening I intend to quickly outline some two redistricting proposals currently in the system. I think the general consensus from Brian's blog is most want to redraw the lines and create competitive elections as do I. Well, if you do, what proposal do you support?
Or you're welcome to write your own reform for the discussion. Who do you think should decide?
See some of the plans here.
The Governor's plan would form a citizen's commission where 55 citizens chosen by the Fair Political Practices Commission of 20 Democrats, 20 Republican and 15 Decline to states or minority party members would develop a plan.
A different plan is from Democrat Assemblyman Mervyn Dymally, a Democrat from Compton, where a five-member commission would be dominated by Democrats and Republicans to develop the plan.
Don't like the plans. Feel free to write your own plan.
And if you don't like any of the plans and like the status quo, then do what good obstructionists do in the Legislature and attach some wicked poison pill amendments.
Brian, what is your plan?
As always, I welcome your reform ideas.