Citizens obtain a direct voice in writing the State’s laws by electing a member of their community to the Chamber of Deputies. The word ‘chamber’ literally means to echo the citizens’ voice so it passes from their village to the Parliament.
The essence of parliamentary democracy is that citizens elect their own representatives to make laws on their behalf.
Let’s repeat this – Citizens, not political party bosses, choose the people that right the laws of a democratic nation.
Since 1991, the laws of Romania have consistently followed the principle of allowing a few people in Bucharest to control as much of the country as possible.
This extractive principle is clearly evident in Romanian election law. Through closed party lists and limitations on new political parties, Romanian election laws are more communist than democratic.
Over the past 10 years, Romanian institutions have become widely respected in the areas of central banking, anti-terror, cyber security, military and justice. The gaping hole in Romania’s democracy is a broken, structurally flawed Parliamentary system.
“What has happened to America?” This is the question I am often asked by Europeans. It is not a question asked with satisfaction or gloating. It is asked with concern that the symbol of individual freedom and hope is fading.
American foreign policy has become reactionary and naive. American domestic policy has stepped backwards 100 years to the era when politicians were administrators for the wealthy.
In 1942, Edith Hamilton wrote “we all need to find a silent sanctuary where we free our harassed and perplexed minds to recapture values that are the possession of humanity”.
One of those values is fresh air, clean water and natural food. We are what we breathe, drink and eat.
During my 15 years of biotech investing I learned the simple truth that most modified substances and chemicals that we put into our bodies cause more problems than they solve.
Democracy sounded good to Romanians in 1990, but tastes pretty sour today. Over seventy billion dollars of State assets stolen, personal savings wiped out by inflation, factories shut-down, stifling bureaucracy, incomprehensible laws, jail terms for the little guy, criminal amnesty for politicians, declining public education, wretched healthcare systems, environmental devastation, massive exodus of the young generation, lonely old people living in poverty, and a rapidly declining population.
Political Corruption is a disease that kills thousands of Romanians each year. It kills because money that should be spent on healthcare is stolen and ends up in Politician’s and Political Party bank accounts. The costs of Political Corruption are seen every day in our deteriorating education system, outdated trains, and non-existent highway system.