You guys are smart and give good replies so i thought i would run this by you folks. Theoretically communism is the best for of goverment we have thus far, in praksis however that changes dramatically. Democracy is the current leader when it comes to ruling the masses... but is it not time that changed?... virtual democracy could be the way to go, here is a scenario for you folks. Politicians do not govern, they will instead enlighten. politicians do not make decisions for the people, the people make decisions for the politicians. This is how i see it go down. Each day at a preset time there would be a news report on a national television channel, this report would mention the events that need to be decided upon. (such as fishing quotes, national investment, international aid etc. if one of the cases peaked your interest you could log on at the nearest internet connection and type in personal info to verify that it is you. you would then vote on the subject at hand. There could be a time limit of a few days or weeks on the vote depending on the urgency of the situation. Basically the people would rule the land and the politicians would be the debaters for the issues the people can vote upon. im sure you can find problems with this scenario but think about it and you can find the solution as well. technology makes life easier and voting over the cell phone would give power to the common man. does not have to be a state either... it could be a city project or a county project.