Direct Democracy USA
The goal of direct democracy is to replace our representative government with one controlled directly by the people.
A meritocratic staff runs the government. The staff is hired by a majority of the people and reports to the people as a whole. Any member of the staff may be fired at any time by a majority of the people. In addition to selecting the staff, the majority of the people set the polices which the staff carries out.
Political parties play an independent advisory role. Their chief concern is to influence the peoples' vote on policy and staff.
The key differences between a government made up of elected representatives versus one made up of a staff is control of policy and immediate recall. An elected representative cares about the majority of the voters only at election time. Also, it is nearly impossible to replace an elected representative between elections. A staff member, on the other hand, must always take care of the majority of the voters, because they can replace him at any time.
Finally, an elected representative is free to set whatever policy he cares to with or without the consent of the majority of the people. A staff member, on the other hand, only executes policies set by a majority of the people.