Thursday, March 06, 2008 Launch: New Web Site Puts Democracy Into Americans' Hands

Now here's a new wrinkle. Wonder if only dyed in the wool political junkies will get involved or if it can become a groundswell.
New web site 'creates' democracy by allowing citizens to literally 'vote' on any piece of legislation being considered by Congress.'s database then submits 'election results' to Congress and the President.

A new website has just launched that truly puts Democracy in Your Hands! The site 'creates' democracy by allowing citizens to literally 'vote' on any piece of legislation being considered by Congress.'s database then submits 'election results' to Congress and the President.

e-VotingBooth drastically changes the dynamics of Congressmen and the President of how to vote for a congressional bill by adding the collective citizens' voice to their voting consideration.

"Congress' original job, as defined and envisioned by our Founding Fathers, was to learn what citizens wanted legally and convert their desires into legislation," said Steve Thompson, founder and CEO of "The built-in checks and balances of our political system have been changed over time. The situation is significant in that most major bills passed by Congress drastically shortcut the process as originally defined by our Founding Fathers.

"Unfortunately, this unorthodox lawmaking is now the standard in our system," Thompson said. "Congress was originally designed to be a deliberative, not decisive, process. Human nature has changed the process so badly the only way to get legislation passed is to severely shortcut the original process. The result is a terrible loss of deliberation, transparency to citizens and accountability.

"This is on top of a special interest-driven environment of big business and lobbies that encourages Congressmen and the President to all but ignore what most Americans feel or say about legislation," said Thompson.

" provides the ability for Americans to participate in the legislative process of America daily, if desired, instead of once every 2, 4 and 6 years at elections," said Thompson. "But I believe the icing on the cake will be the ability of every voting American to compare their elected officials' votes right alongside their own. This information will be invaluable before each election to hold politicians accountable for their votes. This capability is now being added to the website and will be available before the 2008 election.

"For example," continued Thompson, "if you find a Representative, Senator or President voted against your votes 90% of the time you are far more likely to vote against him or her for re-election than if they had voted 90% with you."

e-VotingBooth isn't a government agency: Congress can't block the site, can't take away its funding, can't interfere with the voting, and best of all, can't ignore the voice of Americans any more.

Via prnewsire.



Blogger daveawayfromhome said...

cool. very cool.

3/07/2008 05:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

EXCELLENT IDEA, this IS exactly why I live in the space age. ---Mike Meyer

3/14/2008 04:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why no one thought of this earlier I don't know...

3/19/2008 10:36:00 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Hi spiider,

You o.k.?


3/22/2008 10:41:00 AM  
Blogger DirkStar said...

Uh, dude...

Where are you?

3/30/2008 10:35:00 AM  
Blogger DirkStar said...

Dude, what's going on?

4/04/2008 07:38:00 AM  
Blogger daveawayfromhome said...

starting to get worried

4/11/2008 02:51:00 PM  
Blogger theBhc said...


Speaking of new sites, I thought I'd pop in and inform you of my new outlet, which I had threatened you with upon the closure of the defunct Anything They Say.

Check it out and stop on by, pardner!


check out the intro post, complete with my own Youtube video:

Introducing Shockfront

Please excuse the shameless self-promotion. Others seem to be concerned that you haven't made an appearance in awhile. So, I am, too. Let us know!

4/19/2008 02:07:00 AM  
Blogger Taylor Norrish said...

There's a better site. You can vote on legislation, and it send your vote (and message) direct to your reps.

7/29/2008 02:25:00 PM  

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