The United States of America is governed by a representative democracy, in which people elect others to choose others to represent them.  Once upon a time, this was the best that could be done.  If everyone could voice a view on every issue, nothing would get done. Today, the tables are turned.  Our elected representatives have come to think that they represent the platform of their party, rather than the positions of their constituents.  And Washington is deadlocked. Such deadlocks are not necessary.  They would not occur if we had a direct democracy. In a direct democracy, all eligible citizens have direct participation in the government’s decisions.  Until the age of computers, this could only work in a country of a few hundred people.…