Well my first week of High School is almost over and I'm enrolled in two politics classes, so it's no surprise that I've heard or had a few ideas. Here they are. 1)Democratic Representative Democracy Since I believe 'they' call this the information age why not put everyone's computers to use? The way this principle works is this: A common group of people elect a representative for congress, each one of legal age to vote. When they turn eighteen they are given a special code to use on the internet (an idea from a teacher of mine) to vote on what the representative they elected through the internet should vote. In short, if you could decide where that stem cell research money went to and you wanted to 'influence' your rep to vote for it simply log onto the internet, read through the information regarding the bill and the arguments that both sides have to say and then vote. I'm still not sure if it should be a law that reps should follow the majority of voters, but surely if they went against the majority it would lessen his/her chances of re-election. 2)Pure Democracy Using the internet like above people present an infinite amount of issues to an internet congress where the same people of legal age (determined with a code, of course) vote on them at any time of day. It is no ones obligation to vote, simply their choice. At the end of the month unless a bill is urgent the results will be tallied and a law will be put into place. Of course military generals and heads of other parts of the government would stay at their posts for quick decisions (like in a war or riot, you couldn't vote on where to position troops or policemen). People would vote on EVERYTHING, and present EVERYTHING through the internet. I know this one needs some improvements so I won't try to regulate the criticism. 3)Elective Dictatorship Debates taking too long? Too many corrupt politicians? Then why not vote on your dictator and allow him absolute power while ensuring that he follows the rules of a constitution that could be checked by a judicial court, which would somehow be checked on by the Dictator (I think 'Sovereign sounds much better). I think one last branch, the military, could be in place to eye both of the other branches and to keep them from getting out of hand. After all, one has to keep the military out of a dictators hands, because then it wouldn't be an elective dictatorship, it'd be an autocracy! If the military had to 'take down' a branch than the people would vote on another dictator immediately thereafter (I'm talking hours). 4)Elective Ideology People vote once a century (or something) on what form of government they want then choose their leaders (or allow them to seize power) to make a constitution for them to follow for the next 'term' of an ideology.