I agree that political change must begin at the local level. However the Internet has not yet been utilized to its full potential to respond to local constituencys. To be sure the Internet has been a deciding factor in national and global politics. Like most every well established organization, political party decisions are still made from the top looking down, not the bottom looking up. With all the lies and slanders concocted and published on social media and other Internet platforms, the Internet is currently being used to thwart the democratic process, not expand it.
This is not my original idea, local "net parties" has been tried in Brazil with a positve outcomes. I'm convinced that if a broad enough local Internet party could be created, voters could be well informed and act according to the interest of their local communities. Given time, local communities could indeed act in their own best interest.
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