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    Gotta love it when someone who claims the President is Hitler makes a Nazi argument.

    Can't have those deplorable folks voting.

    Those Jews and Slavs and Southerners should be put in internment camps and be subject to brain purity laws.

    Very funny.

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    One thing I'll agree with our far Righty friends: We are no longer a democracy due to GOP control.

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    We are and were always intended to be a representative democracy. The founders abhorred direct democracy. And I must say I agree with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    We are and were always intended to be a representative democracy. The founders abhorred direct democracy. And I must say I agree with them.
    Righties think we are an "Enhanced Aristocracy."

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    Quote Originally Posted by libertariat720 View Post
    Democracy is not a euphemism for Constitutional Republic.

    They are two separate things.
    That probably explains why we just completely fuck up the third world countries we try to force into being democratic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    We are and were always intended to be a representative democracy. The founders abhorred direct democracy. And I must say I agree with them.
    please state, as simply and precisely as you can, what your objections are?

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    On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

    No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.

    Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.

    The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.

    Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.

    If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl.

    There is always a well-known solution to every human problem--neat, plausible, and wrong.

    Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
    HL Mencken had it right...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonehead View Post
    please state, as simply and precisely as you can, what your objections are?
    Most people don't have enough general knowledge and certainly not specific knowledge about various subjects to cast well-informed votes. Elected officials have access to information and facts and experts that most people don't. Many people could obtain the knowledge necessary, but most don't have the time and/or inclination. California and their fiscal mess was brought about by direct democracy. Besides, there is also the danger of the tyranny of the majority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    Most people don't have enough general knowledge and certainly not specific knowledge about various subjects to cast well-informed votes. Elected officials have access to information and facts and experts that most people don't. Many people could obtain the knowledge necessary, but most don't have the time and/or inclination. California and their fiscal mess was brought about by direct democracy. Besides, there is also the danger of the tyranny of the majority.
    first, your statement "tyranny of the majority" is simply another way of stating the rule of the majority - which is what democracy, simply stated, is. as to information, the Swiss have the answer to that and it is both elegant and simple. besides, there is now - and would be in a democracy - a constitution which guarantees your rights as a citizen. all you have to do to make it complete is to stipulate that a majority vote is based on the number of registered voters, not the number of citizens who vote. now, that means if you don't vote, you have, in essence, voted against the measure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmiller1610 View Post
    Gotta love it when someone who claims the President is Hitler makes a Nazi argument.

    Can't have those deplorable folks voting.

    Those Jews and Slavs and Southerners should be put in internment camps and be subject to brain purity laws.

    Very funny.

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    Godwin's law.

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