Email to a Member of the Seattle City Council
In favor of greater democracy
In this email I will make two suggestions in favor of introducing greater democracy in the way Seattle is governed.
Introduction. The two legs of democracy.
1 — The first leg is well known. All our elected officials are elected by the people. This is what makes our system democratic. But we tend to ignore an important fact that is clearly undemocratic. The candidates that are on the ballots are not chosen by the people. This is particularly true on the…