Voting is choosing. Our choices are our timeless and borderless votes. Every choice we make ripples out to shape ourselves, others and the universe.
“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” - John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)
“Majority rule only works if you’re also considering individual rights. Because you can’t have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.” - Larry Flint (1942 - Present)
One person alone making a wise ethical choice can make a positive change in the world, but if millions to billions of people share a similar wise ethical choice we can begin to truly wield a global voting power that can rapidly transform the global environment in positive direction.
“Democracy is not just voting for your leaders; it’s really premised upon ordinary citizens understanding the issues.” - Howard Rheingold (1947 - Present)
Ideas are something we can share with others and translate across time and space, where as people live and die in usually limited areas on the planet, thus if we wish synchronize our choices or votes with others globally to shape the world far into the future, it is wise to vote on ideas and then on the people and groups that can best support those ideas. This can be called “Idea Democracy.” By voting on ideas, citizens can work together to support the wisest ideas across various nations and leadership terms, thus allowing their vote to translate across time and national boundaries. Voting for people is still very important, however, the vote for people will come by understanding their ability and intention to support the ideas.
“Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country and this world.” - Sharon Salzberg (1952 - Present)
The choices or votes we make can be broken down into our social, economical and political votes. The social vote is the inner and outer vote we make that shares our passions with the world; economic vote is the vote we make when we buy or boycott something; and political vote is making our voice heard at the polls or other governing hearings, meetings or forums.