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Dominionism

Dominionism is the belief we the people have an inalienable right to the resources of this world. Dominionists believe the State has no right to assign ownershp to any Third Party. Democracy refers to government by elected representatives. However defined democracy remains cumbersome in practice. It is not just the election process and the salaries of those who hold office that makes democracy costly recent studies showed the cost of government increased more than food, transportation and housing during the last few decades. So, we have to ask is democracy worth it? (See box)

The one-man one vote scenario has a venerable history extending back at least to Athens. The situation in Greece was different than what exists now but the idea of one man one vote has stayed with us. Democracy has acheived its highest form form in the Swiss Cantons but is also present in the American referendum. Only a pale replica at best is found in the modern polling booth. The people of Athens voted on issues. In Canada we vote in politicians. It is a legacy left us from the aftermath of the American Revolution.

The day of the town hall meeting is long past. If for no other reason than time is not available needed to debate and vote on the many issues which need to be resolved. But if we no longer debate the issues amongst ourselves because of time constraints is it necessarily more efficient to hire someone to debate the issues for us?

Governments do not build roads. What governments do is administrate the provision of services. Government is an administrator hired by the people to administrate the provision of social goods. Construction crews build roads. Transportation companies use the roads. Governments administrate the public interest part of all of this.

A road is a product. Building a road is the production of a product. The building of a road is a service provided by the construction sector. The transportation sector of the economy are the primary users of our roads. Direct democracy would allow people to vote to have a road built. But this would result in what is sometimes called the tyranny of the majority. The majority could vote in any policy and the minority would or could be required to fund the program.

The political vote and polling booth do not represent rationality because what can be voted on and what the majority may think they want rarely reflects a more nuanced and rational approach.

Because the electorate vote in a government to administrate services there is no visible benefit for compromise on the part of people nor does cooperation seem to pay dividends. We vote in our resperesentative and he or she is now responsible for maintaining some semblence of justice and broad overview. As individuals we fight for our own best interest and expect our elected representative to represent our views but he or she represents thousands or millions of constituents.

That democracy fails is proven by the form of democracy prevelent today called Representative Democracy which is really just a way of saying the people get to vote in those who will hold authority over them.

Liberal Democracy has failed to live up to its ideals and promises. Yet all parties and politics are simply variations of Representative Democracy which is not really democracy at all it is a legitmacy of tyranny based on majorities except that governments rarely represent a majority but only the biggest minority.

Dominionism is the right of all peoples to the planet and serves as the basis of our human rights. We own or are responsible for where we live. There is a way to solve the problem of the state without throwing the baby out with the bathwater as do Anarchist. We do not have to eliminate organization just because we reject the state. Freedom requires responsibility and responsibility needs accountability, and accountability exists in a community but this precludes the state. Freedom cannot be had in the liberal conception of unfettered economic freedom nor in Anarchy. Freedom from the state is required but as we know this creates a vacuum that is politically dangerous. Freedom needs purpose, the purpose of freedom is not freedom for its own sake. Freedom requires increases to the equity of the planet.

If the state cannot externalize costs no one can act in authority over others. This is the minimal condition for an ethical community.

The right path is the lowest cost option that creates the highest value. The state is not required to create social goods and in fact is just an added expense. Building roads is a job performed by the construction sector in response to purchasing choices made by the transportation sector. Stewards Exchanges put decisions relating to infrastructure into the hands of those directly concerned. Determining the need for a road and building the road becomes a function of those sectors directly involved in the building and use of roads. Businesses are organized into sectors based on the crafts they represent. Sectors purchase what they require from the sector that supplies it. Payment consists of a transfer of credits from one or more sectors to the sector(s) providing the road or other convenience.

Exchanges eliminate social costs and permit social goods to be built directly by the sectors that needs them without the interference of the state. Please join the Dominionists and help promote stewardship. 

 

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In 2013, the study says the average Canadian family earned $77,381 and paid $32,369 in total taxes (or 41.8 per cent of income) compared to 36.1 per cent for food, shelter and clothing combined, the paper found.

By comparison, in 1961, the average family earned approximately $5,000 and spent much more of its income on food, shelter and clothing (56.5 per cent), while $1,675 went to taxes (33.5 per cent). 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canadians-spend-more-on-taxes-than-food-shelter-fraser-institute-1.2734146
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canadians-spend-more-on-taxes-than-food-shelter-fraser-institute-1.2734146