Time for another website?Submitted by AmerIcan555 on Tue, 06/12/2012 - 23:48
I do IT for a living. I'm proficient at programming enough to get things I want done. And yes, I have made a few paulbots ;)
My question to the Ron Paul community is do we need a page that focuses solely getting liberty bills in, and getting liberty bills passed, and getting liberty people elected at every level? Like a facecrook, but for liberty minded political folk.
Most people don't have time to invest in finding out every single thing they should vote for, or every single thing they should contact their representative about. Part of the page would have to include a calendar that gives you specific instructions of who, what, when, where, why...
Is there something already out there? I don't want to re-invent the wheel. I want a single page where you can view every single political profile on every person in politics down to the town level. Vote history, criminal history, financial history, proposal history.. Any history you can think of.. But it doesn't stop there! We need a liberty ranking system. (might call the page libertyranks or something like that) Remember, this isn't a democracy, this is a republic. There would need to be a community ranking (which might fail due to what we have seen with democracy) and some other type of automated ranking based off various computed information.
The problem is there is a LOT of information to gather. I can automate quite a bit of it with a lot of effort. I'm thinking every town will need an online-elected leader or someone to keep tabs on their local county/town areas... The state and federal stuff I should be able to do with programs and bots.
This will be a huge effort on my part, but I will go "ALL IN" if I notice an interest in this sort of thing. Maybe something like this already exists? If I find a lot of thumbs-ups and a big enough interest, I'll get the ball rolling. If I don't see much interest, there really is no point in me investing thousands of hours in this sort of thing...
Something interesting I just found (will likely re-invent): http://open.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/23/introducing-version...
This is not an attempt to make a replacement for the DP, just different idea for like minded individuals.