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Two Years to Democracy: The 2Y2D Plan develops the themes introduced in this web site. It's short—66 pages of text with wide margins and lot's of illustrations and supplemental material. No footnotes. It's designed to be easily read. But don't be fooled by appearances. It's grounded in scholarship and it's deadly serious.

Two Years to Democracy: The 2Y2D Plan is about the purpose and the process of government, not about government policies. It is not about whether government should be bigger or smaller, whether government should be more liberal or more conservative, whether there should or should not be universal healthcare or a larger military establishment.

The hot issue is who gets to decide. In a democracy it's supposed to be the citizens—ordinary people—who get to decide. It's both a privilege and a responsibility. And we've been cut out of the process. “Taxation without representation” has returned.

As the cover says, the 2Y2D Plan is the fastest, easiest, safest way to restore government “of the People, by the People and for the People.” It only made sense to write a book that “the People” will read and find interesting. Several chapters are available as pdf's so that you can sample what you will be getting before you buy the book.

Table of Contents

  1. Safety and Happiness
  2. Government: A necessary evil
  3. About democracy
  4. The House in the Constitution
  5. The House and the rest of government
  6. How do we implement the 2Y2D Plan?
  7. The fastest, safest, easiest way to democracy
  8. Campaign finance reform: The impossible dream (pdf)
  9. Personal knowledge (pdf)
  10. The numbers
  11. How the House was supposed to work
  12. Did the House ever work that way? (pdf)
  13. What happened?
  14. Not increased costs: Savings
  15. Makeover: The nice, new representative (pdf)
  16. Makeover: The nice, new House
  17. Makeover: The nice new government
  18. Makeover: The nice, new constituent
  19. It’s use-it-or-lose-it time
  20. Afterword