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August 24, 2007


Step 1: Description
Create or modify an existing law or policy
A. Write the proposed law, policy or modification in plain language so a common citizen can understand and follow it with no extraneous legislation attached. All authors must be credited.
B. Describe how the proposed law, policy or modification will control the behavior it is designed to control and why.
C. Describe how the proposed law, policy or modification will help advance civilization or protect it.


Step 2: Detail
What has to be done to make this proposed law, policy or modification operable?
A. How will this proposed law, policy or modification be legally monitored?
B. How will this proposed law, policy or modification be equally enforced?
C. Describe the resources that are required to legally monitor and enforce this proposed law, policy or modification?


Step 3: Budget
How will this proposed law, policy or modification be funded?
A. Assign dollar amounts to each line item in Step 2C.
B. Describe the sources of the funding. Available, new tax, general budget, licensing, duty, et cetera.
C. Is the funding permanent or temporary?


Step 4: Feedback
Publish your proposed law, policy or modification for comments and opinions.
A. Be available to clarify and answer any questions you might get.
B. Consider if you should re-think, modify, address any unintended consequences, abandon or go forward with the proposed law, policy or modification based on the feedback you have received.
C. Gain support of 10% of the eligible voters to form a large minority who support the proposed law, policy or modification to get it on the next ballot.


Step 5: Vote
Discover the will of the people.
A. The proposed law, policy or modification is scheduled on the next ballot.
B. Make sure potential voters know when your proposed law, policy or modification is up for vote and what it is all about.
C. Participate in a public counting all of the votes for and against your proposed law, policy or modification.


Step 6: New Law or Policy Compliance
Roll out the new law, policy or modification and monitor, measure, and modify as needed.
A. Deploy the resources that are required to monitor and enforce the new law, policy or modification.
B. Measure the effectiveness of the new law, policy or modification and the accuracy of the funding estimate through regular auditing
C. Report if new law, policy or modification is working as intended, if it is not, go back to 1A and start the law or policy modification process.


 
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