By Shawn J. Jimenez
Steven St. John is running for congress as an independent candidate.
He wants to represent Nevada’s District 3 in the House of
Representatives. St. John stopped by the Las Vegas Tribune along the
campaign trail and spent some time explaining his plans for office, if
he’s elected, to our “Radio Tribune” listeners.
The fact that St. John is not a career politician may have helped him
come up with an innovative evolutionary way to bring true democracy to
our great republic. If elected he plans to issue every one of his
constituents a personal identification number or PIN sent out with a
letter explaining how they can use it to vote on legislation. The PIN
will keep voting private; not even St. John himself will know how any
individual votes. He plans to go with the voters; whichever way they
vote he’ll cast his vote in the house with a simple majority.
The PIN will also prevent multiple votes by the same person.
He admits the success of his experiment “will greatly depend on your
involvement and your participation in order to get the broadest
majority possible.” To help ensure voters are well informed, St. John
will mail information to each of his constituents about every piece of
legislation to vote on and those with Internet access will be directed
to where they can watch videos about the legislation before they vote.
“This has never been tried before in Congress, so it’s a brand new
idea,” St. John says. A brand new idea that could allow voters in
Nevada’s District 3 to vote on legislation with a PIN and an 800
number or on the Internet using a secure connection. A chance to use
modern technology to bring the “people” back into our government
that’s by the “people” and for the “people.”
To learn more about Steven St. John, his candidacy, and plans visit
Steven St John For Congress