[pp.int.general] LQFB: status quo in Germany // was: liquid feedback papers and/or data?

carlo von lynX lynX at pirate.my.buttharp.org
Sun Apr 27 14:39:51 CEST 2014

On Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 02:26:23PM +0200, F?lix Robles wrote:
> This is a false dichotomy. If you are a delegate/representative, of course
> you are being a politician and of course your vote should be public. But if
> you are just voting (or delegating your vote into someone), a secret ballot
> is a good thing: no one needs to know your vote, no one can force you to
> vote one way or another.

You are not the general population electing people into parliament.
You are members of a political party taking decisions for the way
the party acts and the political choices it makes. Voting in secret
on these things is a spit in the face of transparency. You should
ONLY use secret votes when electing human people into roles that
cannot be modified over a longer arch of time - that is when you
are forced to support representative democracy, which is the case
in the countries we live in.

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