The current system of voting in America is broken. In the United States, the hard working, tax paying members of society are now the minority and I would call them serfs, but serfs have a way out of their predicament, serfs (in theory) become the owners of the land they work on, in the U.S. there is no way out, taxpayers have become the permanent minority. The taxpayer is now in a state of servitude. Servitude is defined as a condition in which one lacks liberty especially to determine one's course of action or way of life. Implied in this definition is that one cannot enjoy the fruits of their own labor. The government has a right and a duty to tax the population in order to defend it and build infrastructure. When the government uses taxes to engage in the theft of income redistribution, they have gone beyond their jurisdiction and they begin to hold citizens in involuntary servitude.
We as a nation have crossed a critical Rubicon, the non-taxpayers, the people receiving government benefits have become the majority. A majority which can now control the direction and future of this country, a future where they, the takers can vote to increase the benefits and income that they receive, a future where they can redistribute income to themselves with no requirement of personal responsibility, work or positive contribution to society. This is a future where the dignified, hard working taxpayer now becomes part of the new underclass, a class in the state of permanent servitude.
In order to solve this unsustainable condition that we find ourselves in, I propose a new system of voting that will solve this problem. I call it The Participatory Voting System. The participatory voting system insures that all voters have the right to vote as long as they are contributing or participating in their fair share.
Here are the rules:
1. In order to vote, you must be a net contributor, that is you must pay more in taxes than you take from government transfer payments.
2. You must have two consecutive years of being a net contributor before you can vote.
3. Your Social Security number must be used to vote along with a valid state issued picture ID.
4. All votes must be checked against a national voting database to prevent duplication or voter fraud.
5. Your Social Security number and picture ID will confirm that you are a U.S. citizen and a net contributor.
6. Voting districts will be computer generated based on current data of net contributors, improving representation of net contributors.
So let's say a millionaire lawyers his way to paying no taxes for a year. He paid no taxes, he receives no government benefits, his contributor score is zero, he is not a net contributor, he cannot vote for another two years minimum.
Moving to the Participatory Voting System will insure that we vote in politicians that will be accountable to the taxpayer. Politicians who will understand that keeping government small and taxes low are the only things that will insure his or her re-election.
In this new voting system, the people who contribute to society will finally be able to decide how society works.