So it's election time where I'm from. For once in my lifetime, I would like to vote for a candidate because I believe he or she will do good instead of voting for a candidate because he or she will be the least detrimental to society.
Why do I have to vote for a person/party? Why can I not vote for a proposed solution to an issue?
Candidate 1 has a great idea for issue A but has a terrible idea for issue B. Candidate 2 has a terrible idea for issue A but has a great idea for issue B. So who am I voting for? Candidates 3 because while not very good, it's also not terrible on both issues. So while we could have the best of both worlds with candidates 1&2, I'm stuck with the mediocrity of candidate 3.
Representative democracy is a sham. A majority government means the person is a despot for 4 years. At least with a despot, projects won't be canceled after 4 years.