A national "town meeting" via home computer?

University of Illinois professor Charles West says national referenda on major issues are technologically possible. Citizens could speak their piece from home through personal computers or telephones. West says this variant of the New England town meeting would give a more accurate reading of citizen views - and a greater sense of participation in government.

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