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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    It's a process that is deliberately burdensome, as burdensome as changing the Bible.
    ...yes, and?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    Democrats and Republicans? A pox on both their houses!

    I would like things to move in the direction of less government, and more of what's left in state or local control... but no popular party has really stood for that since probably the Van Buren administration.
    Actually I don't that even Van Buren himself believed in less government. I can't really trust any politician who talks about less government, because if he really didn't believe in the government, then why would he want to be in charge of it?

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    Bah - you're just a Republican in denial. There's so escaping the two-party system.
    I believe the Republicans in denial are the ones that get elected.
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    How do you fix a voting system that relies on private funding to get their platform out to the general population? How do you fix a population that can easily be swayed, not by logical reasoning of validity of platform and ability to deliver but by emotional appeal and "liking" candidates? How do you fix the lack of knowledge and apathy prevalent in the voting population?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metaphor View Post
    How do you fix a population that can easily be swayed, not by logical reasoning of validity of platform and ability to deliver but by emotional appeal and "liking" candidates?
    Isn't that a good positive trait for society? That we CAN easily change our priorities, our actions, our beliefs, etc. as it becomes necessary or as we perceive the change to be necessary? To carefully analyze the repercussions is not the job of a populace, but rather a satellite organ of the society existing to criticize the movements and behavior of the population. We have philosophers and social critics in play for good reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beargryllz View Post
    Isn't that a good positive trait for society? That we CAN easily change our priorities, our actions, our beliefs, etc. as it becomes necessary or as we perceive the change to be necessary? To carefully analyze the repercussions is not the job of a populace, but rather a satellite organ of the society existing to criticize the movements and behavior of the population. We have philosophers and social critics in play for good reason.
    A positive trait to be easily swayed by a better looking, taller, more charming candidate who's a good orator but doesn't understand economics or the issues at hand worth beans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    ...yes, and?
    This slows down the evolution of government, causing it to fall behind society.
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metaphor View Post
    How do you fix a voting system that relies on private funding to get their platform out to the general population? How do you fix a population that can easily be swayed, not by logical reasoning of validity of platform and ability to deliver but by emotional appeal and "liking" candidates? How do you fix the lack of knowledge and apathy prevalent in the voting population?
    You can't. That's why democracy is about the worst system in existence (and no, not with the exception of all the others).
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    How do you fix a voting system that relies on private funding to get their platform out to the general population? How do you fix a population that can easily be swayed, not by logical reasoning of validity of platform and ability to deliver but by emotional appeal and "liking" candidates? How do you fix the lack of knowledge and apathy prevalent in the voting population?
    Meaningful campaign reform with teeth. I can get into specifics if you would like me to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    Meaningful campaign reform with teeth. I can get into specifics if you would like me to do so.
    Doesn't exactly solve the "people are stupid" problem. That one's kinda hard to tackle.
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