Public Accountability – Checks & Balances

Any U.S. Citizen can audit the accounts and records of Direct Congress, because all financial dealings will always be accessible to the general public within two weeks of any invoice or donation arriving.  Additional audits will be performed on an annual basis by an outside institution.  ‘DC’ participants may nominate new board members and vote on the Board of Directors once every four years in the year before a Presidential election.  The Board of Directors selects a Chief Steward and other key staff.   Direct Congress operates as the online legislative branch of government and will never encroach upon the constitutional jurisdictions of the Judicial and Executive branches of the U.S. Government.

Any of the procedures of Direct Congress can be changed with a ‘DC’ Process Bill that achieves a 75% vote of approval by a general vote of all U.S. citizens on the Voting Floor.  A ‘DC’ Process Bill is a law created on Direct Congress that has no effect outside the internal operational procedures and management selections of Direct Congress.  If you don’t like how Direct Congress is doing something, change us by creating a ‘DC’ Process bill.  You own Direct Congress, and boss us.  The Chief Administrative Steward and other staff have no authority to change the operations of Direct Congress and this website without approval of 75% of the participants in Direct Congress – after we launch Stage One officially. ‘DC’ staff may add features, improve the security of the site, and update the graphics of the website without a ‘DC’ process bill.  Unlike Facebook, any change to the organization of the website will require a vote of approval from 75% of those who choose to vote.

In stage three of our plan, we see the Chief Administrative Steward role becoming the chief responsibility of the six members of the Federal Elections Commission, who are appointed by the U.S. President.  In this stage he Board of Directors will dissolve