What are the philosophical antecedants for a sortitionally-chosen legislature?

Antecedents go back at least to the first democrats of Athens who wished, by using the lot, to avoid factional domination.

Here are a few others to begin with:

“…We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” — Declaration of Independence

“… that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” — Abraham Lincoln

“The most important political office is that of the private citizen.” — Louis D. Brandeis

About Common Lot Sortitionist

Former public television producer-director; initiating culminating career, Common Lot Productions, towards policy-making bodies that are of, BY and for the people.
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