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403 days ago.
by neocurmudgeon74
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Dare I start this thread?

Left-wingers/Right-wingers/Middle-of-the-roaders, Does the masses truly have the ability to govern themselves? Is true liberty and democracy ceded to the people by sheer majority rule? Need there be a strong central leader/government to guarantee personal freedom? Can a republic depend upon the common people for its survival? Or will apathy and ignorance of the people allow a dictatorship to evolve as long as individual/groups wants are being catered to?

 
 

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mythravere

You know the problem with all of this is that our shared reality is a sham. How much of what we think of as being true is true?

The concept of our country is something that I like but the reality is far from that concept.

This country is becoming fractured.

There is honestly nothing we can do about it. The social momentum pushing us off the cliff is just too great to stem.

As footnote to this I suggest reading about the run up to the civil war and how little it took to get us spilling each others blood.

Posted 409 days ago.

Thatsabsurd

Put the Globewarmers in charge

Posted 409 days ago.

Tiredofit

Necessity is the plea for every infringment, It is the creed of Tyrants, the lament of slaves. WILLIAM PITT

Posted 409 days ago.

neocurmudgeon74

That's why I so deeply resent our current politicians who seem determined to crash the government we have before we can make a proper transition to our next form of government.

Posted 409 days ago.

neocurmudgeon74

Churchill said, "The biggest argument against democracy is a five minute discussion with the average voter."

But he also said, "Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time."

Read it carefully: all other forms that HAVE BEEN TRIED have been worse; but no firm conclusion about forms that WILL BE TRIED.

We need a form of government that Churchill couldn't imagine, b/c the technology wasn't available. Such a form is still out of reach, but I think we can start assembling the toolkit. I estimate it will take about 20 years until we should write a new Constitution.

Posted 409 days ago.

mythravere

One thing that would help our country is if we weren't so easy to divide!

If you find yourself on one end of the political spectrum or another and are highly polarized and unwilling to compromise..you are doing this country a huge disservice!

If we fall its those folks who made it happen.

Posted 409 days ago.

resolution

;)

Posted 410 days ago.

resolution

Can WE keep it?

Posted 410 days ago.

resolution

A Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

Posted 410 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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