The Rules for Rulers

Before you can govern over yourself you should understand all that is required of a governor to govern. CGP Grey made a short video explaining the ground rules as to what is involved with having rulership. Once you watch the video you will have the basic understanding of what is required for daily governance. (note: If you govern over yourself, only you and nobody else, are you a dictator?)

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Now it has been established that the daily tasks of governance is not done by the ruler but by the supporting staff, we can begin to disregard the antiquated notion of the job requiring an elite person. A group of capable and experienced key support staff is what is required to handle the job. By providing them with clear direction, proper resource management, and trust, a nation can effectively self-govern. The analogy would be a ship with a crew who are capable captains from other ships. Each member has the knowledge and experience to do a job or task on any ship. They all know where they need to be, what direction to head, and how to head there. In this case, the captain is just the crew member with the map and points in the right direction. That is how sortition works best as a form of governance.

Having a clearly written Political Agenda allows for everyone to know where they need to be, what direction they are going to head and how they are going to get there. We use our elected representatives as actors who play only the parts we write.  Much like what today’s politicians do for the merchant class. And much like the politicians who swear to serve the dollar; we elect only the people who swear to act a part of the Agenda. The nomination falls on the eligible citizen who actively supports the writing of the Agenda by way of sortition to eliminate corruption. All that remains is capable key support staff to work the Agenda items; 


Role & Nomination

Since the position is voluntary the liability and ownership of the actions taken by the elected are always with the people, as they are today. The volunteers must not be accountable for the outcome of any agenda items as those actions are decided in public forum and elected by unanimous vote. Meeting Agendas, a key component to building a political agenda, are used to handle the meetings and formalities.  Clear instructions about what to sign and when to sign it are provided.  The only expectation of the volunteer is to formally convey the Agenda to civil leadership through the normal protocols. But even that is not required. Civil leadership can proceed without the need of the formalities, to a point, until a formal meeting can occur. They can do this because they already have access to the Agenda and probably helped write it as they are also citizens.
To reiterate, the support staff are mostly the people we already trust to take charge in an emergency.  The idea is to extend that trust so that we can separate the politics from governance.  Once the election is over the government will govern as elected because the campaign is over and the only thing up for re-election is the next Agenda.  Politics are used by politicians to get elected. After the election those same  politicians need to become leaders and stop politicking for the next election. A political party, by its nature, will remain focused on retaining power. This will influence the politician back into politics and distracted from their leadership duties.  A collective of independent representatives with agreeing views, without regard to “win” power, working together towards self governance can achieve this.
I would expect the elected to record everything and relay that information back to the people for indemnity. The Keepers(again, for lack of a better term) have privy with the right to closed door meetings and the elected are still bound by national secrecy laws. But we can rewrite those laws and the leadership that can be replaced. This will hold the balance of power against the civil leadership and keep them as always, servants.
With the role of the elected representatives now a formality the idea is to stop arguing about who should govern and start taking about how to govern.