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Make Democracy Great Again: Liquid Democracy
Liquid Democracy assumes that experts offer the best representation. The natural progression towards Meritocracy is essentially a rule by the elite, which is exactly what a republic aims to avoid.
Under liquid democracy, voters will delegate their votes to experts in the relevant fields.
Experts in different fields often hold a particular bias towards one party or another and rarely hold the same values as the average citizen.
Meritocracy would be a fair system as long as access to education and progression within that system is ensured.
Experts in different fields often disagree regarding policy decisions that will have an impact across several areas. This decision-making role is essentially what politicians are for.
In the US, government is basically run by elites. Thus, Liquid Democracy is not worse in this respect.
Experts do not, by definition, offer the best representation. The people must be involved in order to have democracy. A better way of ensuring informed citizen engagement in politics is
This is not necessarily bad. The United States was designed as a Republic, in part, so that well educated experts are not
bound to slavishly uphold public opinion, but to exercise their judgment.
Meritocracy is the best form of government.