Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter 1 Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
OpEdNews Op Eds

Sortition: Government by Jury

By       Message Stephen Unger       (Page 1 of 1 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   8 comments

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; , Add Tags
Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 2   Well Said 2   Interesting 2  
View Ratings | Rate It Headlined to H2 6/3/18

Author 8595
From dice {MID-295835}
(Image by danoxster)
  Permission   Details   DMCA
- Advertisement -

The idea of randomly choosing members of a national legislature or parliament sounds weird. But then look at what we are getting now with conventional elections! The whole system seems designed to select people of marginal honesty, who seek public office to satisfy a craving for power and/or to profit financially. Ordinary people, if given power temporarily and the time to study the issues, with assistants to aid them, are likely to behave in a conscientious manner. It is generally accepted that people on juries generally do a good job. This approach to government was successfully used over 2000 years ago in Greece.

Text of article is at


- Advertisement -

Must Read 2   Well Said 2   Interesting 2  
View Ratings | Rate It

I am an engineer. My degrees are in electrical engineering and my work has been in the digital systems area, mainly digital logic, but also computer organization, software and theory. I am a Professor, Emeritus, Computer Science and Electrical (more...)

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon Share Author on Social Media   Go To Commenting

The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; , Add Tags

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Why Abortion is NOT Murder

The Ugly Side of Post-WWII American History

Our Descent Toward Third World Status

2012 Presidential Election: Silent Liberals

The War On Terror: An Exercise in Hypocrisy

Why Good People Vote For Bad People