Only a foolish citizen could belief that Democracy is a sensible method for electing a legislative body or administrative
officials. Most are in denial that Democracies cause untold harm. Reflecting the will of the people, in endless elections,
is but a substitute for mob rule. The certain incompetence of the voters, guarantee that the most corrupt take control, through
the casting of meaningless ballots. The election cycle is a waste of time, energy and money that never provides a meaningful
change in government direction. So what is the alternative?
An original thinker named Bob Taft from Wyoming popularizes the TUN form of representation. The condensed version is very simple. Based upon
the Biblical teaching of Exodus 18:21 (several variants provided) the King James Bible states: “Moreover thou shalt provide out of all
the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place [such] over them, [to be] rulers of thousands,
[and] rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens”.
Originally, the TUN is a group of ten families. The fifty could be a clan, consisting of a group of 50 TUNS. Likewise,
the hundreds could be a tribe of a 100 clans. The thousand would be the next group of tribes, a nation. The actual size of
each unit or the number of subsets needed to include the population is secondary to the principle that is put forth.
Namely, the primary group or the TUN, determines the selection
process. The delegate from this TUN selects the single representative for the next larger group. This progression continues
to each level of representation for the entire populace. Historically, Mr. Taft cites the experience of using the TUN form of selection by the Saxons prior to the Norman Conquest.
He also tracks that, “The ancient system by the way also existed under the Iroquois Constitution (or Algonquin Confederation) which directly influenced the drafting of our 1777 Articles of Confederation”.
So what is the significance of this primordial concept in today’s society? People believe that voting is a
right and is the centerpiece of a democratic form of government. Well, that thinking “ensures that the most dishonest
manipulate the scheme” because the direct election of public office holders is designed by a “spoil system”
that fosters a corrupt two political party dialectic sham, while preventing good candidates from ever attaining office.
By applying the prudent principles of the TUN method, a real
representative republic is possible. Consider a model that retains the current levels of government separations that exist
1) Legal resident
citizens register to vote in their town (TUN - Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse word for town). They cast a ballot from among their ranks to administer local
government with a set term limit of four years.
2) The town
representative official has the privilege to select the administrator for the county level of government, with a set term
limit of four years, from the ranks of other town administrators.
The county administrators select an assembly representative, with a set term limit of
four years, from a geographic district based upon equal population, from the ranks of county administrators.
4) The assembly representatives select
a senate representative, with a set term limit of four years, from a geographic district based upon equal population, from
the ranks of assembly members from the senate district.
The senate representatives select a governor, with a set term limit of four years, from
the senators of the state.
6) The assembly representatives select a U.S. Congressional representative
from a geographic state district from a former county administrator of that assembly district, with a set term limit of four
7) The senators
select a U.S. Senator from a former county administrator from the entire state, with a set term limit of four years.
8) The Governors of all the states
select the President of the Republic for a one-year term.
This is a brief outline of the TUN representative council in action. For those who favor and prompt a state or national
constitutional convention, it is necessary to have a true representative alternative to the nuisance of direct democracy or
the fascism and cronyism of two-party tag team elections. Is it possible to apply this method through the current political
establishment system? Most unlikely; however, the importance of the exercise and future debate is to have an alternative when
the current unconstitutional system collapses.
Go back to Exodus 18:21. The TUN system requires standards for representatives.
a) trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain
b) honest men who fear God and hate
c) men who
fear God, men you can trust, men who hate corruption
able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness
e) men of ability, fearing God, men of truth, hating
Take you pick. Where
in the current political party electoral system would one even find such a person? Because of this fact, a future application
of TUN representation will need to be applied after an implosion and under a restoration society, after the collapse.