understand. maybe I was unclear what I'm advocating. first, as stated, the form is a constitutional democracy - which has a constitution that protects the rights of the citizens. second, the term "absolute majority" is quite different than "simple majority" as the number of votes requited to pass legislation in an absolut majority is based on the number of registered voters, not on the number of votes cast. for example, if there are 220 million registered voters in the country, it would require 110+ million "yes " votes to pass legislation regardless of the actual number of votes cast. my mistake for not being crystal clear.I think the inevitable result is that I convince 51% of voters that we take your house, your daughter, and all your stuff and split it between us. I win, and the police cone and take all your stuff. Putting you in jail if you resist the lawful democratic wishes of 51% of voters.
There must be a supreme written document protecting all peoples rights above and beyond the majority’s ability to abuse the minority.
That was established in Western thinking by Charlemagne, The Magna Carta, the US Constitution, and finally culminated in universal sufferage in New Zealand, and then throughout the West in civil rights / bill of rights legislations.
It’s the reason for the Western worlds continuing ldominance in global culture, economics, politics and philosophy. It’s our prescious birthright and we should be ready to die to protect it for each other. And it’s why the rest of the world is beating down our door to get in.
That’s also why the US can elect an odeous boorish thug gangster who doesnt know or understand anything about any of this, but other Western countries will STILL side with the US over Chinese or Russian rivals. When the shit ever hits the fan.
He’ll only last 4-8 years. Our more important bond goes back millennium to Ancient Greece.
post# 85 explains it more clearly.No. Democracy is mob rule and not the intent of the founders. It would allow a simple majority in a small overpopulated area to control and hold hostage other areas. And as populations continue to migrate? It will get worse for representation.
Constitutional Republics. All the way. It allows for the most fair representation of the most people.
A democracy is just a legalised dictatorship. The only thing different is the structure of government, the result that comes out of it is the same.We have seen what we have now in it's most ugly form. Anybody ready to consider the benefits of a constitutional democracy yet? And no, it will not magically solve all our problems.
I've heard the "legalized dictatorship" comment before - in various forms. for me, it's matter of the dog wagging the tail or the tail wagging the dog.A democracy is just a legalised dictatorship. The only thing different is the structure of government, the result that comes out of it is the same.
As you said, it won't solve your problems but government shut downs will be a thing of the past.
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