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> People should vote for other people, not for parties.

I would like to take this concept even one step further. People should not vote for other people. They should vote for ideas and concepts.

> They should vote for ideas and concepts.

Isn't that why parties were invented in the first place? I mean, at least in theory.

In a certain fashion, yes. Parties have helped to bring ideas and concepts to life. In a world where it is hard for people to communicate easily, often and in real time, they are probably the best tool available. A big problem of parties is that you always have to buy the whole package. What if you favor a rather conservative standpoint in one area but a more progressive one in another. There is no way you can have that. This is one issue addressed by the "Liquid Democracy" concept for example.

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