Time: Not too distant future.
Setting: America after the second democratic revolution.
America has undergone a second democratic revolution where the constitution was significantly altered to adjust to new global economic, climate, and security (terrorism) conditions.
A constitutional convention was held. A new congress was formed, among other things, keeping the basic congressional house structure and reforming the senate by making it a chamber of 6000 sortitioned senators serving 5 year terms.
Cast of Characters:
Starting term newly sortitioned senator characters
Young mother with young children
Hippie (this is Hollywood)
Mentally challenged dependent person
Spanish speaking person
Blue collar worker
Small business person
Military, armed services person
Retired social worker
Three current US Presidents speaking at orientation
Government person in charge of orientation and life adjustment of new sortitioned senators.
Scientist/mathematician, under the judicial branch, in charge of unbiased and fair sortition selection process
Retired sortition senator volunteers
Current serving sortition senators
Cabinet level political scientist and senate liaison/administrator
Home of new sortitioned senator:
New senator just receives word of sortition selection to office.
Character struggles with the details of serving.
Will he/she accept the post?
How will he/she cope with this responsibility?
How will move be accomplished? Where will the move go?
Can this person do the job? Self doubt and courage.
Arrival in Washington:
Senator select goes to Washington.
Meets other senator selects.
Meets with government administrators in charge of orientation and life adjustment.
Checks out Washington accommodations, housing, transportation, and lifestyle.
First meeting with senator select caucus.
Chief administrator addresses senators select caucus
US President addresses incoming senator select caucus.
Cabinet level political scientist talks rules and ethics, briefly.
Starting 3rd year
Senator select becomes junior senator select.
Starting 4th year
Junior senator becomes senior senator select.
Retirement: (after five year term)
Talking of: experience and accomplishments.
Talking of: where life continues after Washington.
New incoming senator select caucus.
Bad service requires more waiters. Fires everywhere requires more fighters. Crime requires more police. Elected oligarchy requires more congresspersons. Elected monarchy requires more presidents. America lacks governance? Keep the congress and add 11k more. Keep the president and add 8 more. Democracy disperses power. Autocracy consolidates power. Step it up, America. Be proactive. Check out plan-b.
Citizen is coach to team democracy. Coach is responsible for success. It’s your call, coach.
Seeking presidential candidate (for one of 9 elected executive branch presidents) 2016