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  1. #61
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    I'm a big fan of republics. However, it would be a lot nicer if people had to meet more qualifications to vote or to run for office. On top of that, politicians must give all of their speeches while hooked up to lie detector tests and all records should be publicly accessible.
    "When a resolute young fellow steps up the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find that it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Jun 2009


    I'd go with these 5 governing principles:

    1. Wisdom of the majority
    2. Economic egalitarianism
    3. Need for social stability
    4. Existence of objective morality
    5. Importance of community

    Overall, I'd set up a government that would make the Populists of late 19th-century America proud: left-wing, but also proudly common, anti-elitist, and unabashedly supportive of the will-of-the-people. I may be a liberal, but I'm completely turned off by the "some people are too stupid to vote" elitism that I hear from too many of my peers.

    And I'd make it the personal mission of my government to crush the Libertarians. They're so proudly self-sufficient, maybe I'll just have them exiled to their own private islands where they can preach the Freedom Gospel to whatever wild animals they encounter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cloud View Post
    What form of governmenyt do you think is most ideal.

    I know that american democracy isn't ideal because it only works with money and 2 party system.
    Neither is a communist dictatorship like we have here.

    What form of government would you like yto see in the future.
    The United States of America is a republic, not a democracy, and being a republic works.

    Democracy: is a form of government in which the people decide policy matters directly--through town hall meetings or by voting on ballot initiatives and referendums.

    Republic: a system in which the people choose representatives who, in turn, make policy decisions on their behalf.
    Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

  4. #64


    Technocracy or a dictatorship with me in power.

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