Taking the Party out of Politics
Get a small group of people together. Maybe 100. Specially selected to be representative of the range of people and perspectives across the country. Young, old. Rich, poor. Different races and genders. Different political views.
Give them all the information about a topic. Let them ask all the questions they need to. Let them discuss it, and think about it. Let them hear from the experts, and from the people who really care about the topic.
Let anyone who wants to, listen in. Publicize the process.
Publicize the information and the ideas and the background to the topic.
And then: ask that group of people to make a decision on that topic, on behalf of all of us.
A decision which is nuanced and informed
And then ask our elected representatives to follow up on that decision.