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grendel On December 29, 2009




Rotherham, United Kingdom
#1New Post! Nov 22, 2009 @ 09:01:16
Is Democracy working? Is it just an illusion?
Is there any working alternatives?
Erimitus On about 3 hours ago




The mind of God, Antarctica
#2New Post! Nov 22, 2009 @ 09:18:19
Has it ever been tried?
fitzyp On December 23, 2014




Auckland, New Zealand
#3New Post! Nov 22, 2009 @ 09:20:22
Different democracies are working to different degrees, depending upon the method of electing officials and the civil liberties of the people of the nation.

I think the particular democracy which I live in works fairly well, although there is significant room for improvement.

And there is no alternative.
chief_big On June 12, 2013




haggisville, United Kingdom
#4New Post! Nov 22, 2009 @ 10:01:53
@fitzyp Said

Different democracies are working to different degrees, depending upon the method of electing officials and the civil liberties of the people of the nation.

I think the particular democracy which I live in works fairly well, although there is significant room for improvement.

And there is no alternative.


that we know of doesnt mean there is no alternative and it suits the majority not the minority which is the best we are capable of at this point i personaly would prefer a waste land infested with zombies so i could spend my days slaughtering them and my only purpose would be survival and to procreate..............a guy can dream although in my dream havent really got a weapon in mind i mean ammo would be short so guns are out of the question and maybe the zombies can move fast so sword wouldnt be to good any suggestions?
Michael718 On March 16, 2010
.... Evil genius?


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Caprica City, United Kingdom
#5New Post! Nov 22, 2009 @ 10:05:58
Democracy doesn't really work because it just gives the have-nots the illusion of any power, it doesn't matter which party gets in because its the same group of people at the top, so whoever it is will really be working to strengthen their position.
Erimitus On about 3 hours ago




The mind of God, Antarctica
#6New Post! Nov 22, 2009 @ 14:51:46
@chief_big Said

that we know of doesnt mean there is no alternative and it suits the majority not the minority which is the best we are capable of at this point i personaly would prefer a waste land infested with zombies so i could spend my days slaughtering them and my only purpose would be survival and to procreate..............a guy can dream although in my dream havent really got a weapon in mind i mean ammo would be short so guns are out of the question and maybe the zombies can move fast so sword wouldnt be to good any suggestions?



In night of the living dead they had to shoot them in the head. Without a gun I would chop off arms and legs. then they could lnot move. The danger is getting swarmed.

If you are sick do you vote on the treatment or go to a doctor?
Tako_400 On April 19, 2010
Keep Ya' Head Up


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Beirut, Lebanon
#7New Post! Nov 22, 2009 @ 18:14:24
@Erimitus Said

Has it ever been tried?



For a couple of decades in ancient Athens, yes.
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
Bringer of rad mirth


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Here and there,
#8New Post! Nov 22, 2009 @ 18:15:23
"It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried."
Erimitus On about 3 hours ago




The mind of God, Antarctica
#9New Post! Nov 23, 2009 @ 01:55:59
@Tako_400 Said

For a couple of decades in ancient Athens, yes.



did everyone get to vote or only free white males. (as of course it should be)
Erimitus On about 3 hours ago




The mind of God, Antarctica
#10New Post! Nov 23, 2009 @ 01:57:30
@jonnythan Said

"It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried."



I suppose there have been good and bad monarchs, good and bad dictators, has there ever been a good democracy?
Erimitus On about 3 hours ago




The mind of God, Antarctica
#11New Post! Nov 23, 2009 @ 01:58:21
@Erimitus Said

I suppose there have been good and bad monarchs, good and bad dictators, has there ever been a good democracy?



After thought: Maybe I do not know what a democracy is. What is a democracy? Please.
Sweet_Merry On May 28, 2019
One day. . . I will





Building my Castles in the Sky
#12New Post! Nov 23, 2009 @ 02:02:43
I thought the Electoral College voted for the President and Vice President of the US. . . The vote of the people is just an illusion.
Or am I wrong again?

So, are we a democracy?
boobagins On August 03, 2013
SPICY HOT TAMALES





Astral Weeks, Florida
#13New Post! Nov 23, 2009 @ 03:04:50
@Sweet_Merry Said

I thought the Electoral College voted for the President and Vice President of the US. . . The vote of the people is just an illusion.
Or am I wrong again?

So, are we a democracy?


When someone asks a rule bearer this question. The answer will be

"First we are a capitalistic society. Secondly, we are a Republic. Third we are a democracy."

We are a mixture truly because everything overlaps. We just take the good and try to discard the bad.
tardcore On May 24, 2010

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Between a rock and another roc
#14New Post! Nov 23, 2009 @ 03:15:28
@Sweet_Merry Said

I thought the Electoral College voted for the President and Vice President of the US. . . The vote of the people is just an illusion.
Or am I wrong again?

So, are we a democracy?

The Electoral College represents the votes of the states, rather then the population. If a candidate has the majority of votes in a particular state, then they win all of that state's electoral votes. So it's not really an "illusion".
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
Bringer of rad mirth


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Here and there,
#15New Post! Nov 23, 2009 @ 03:17:38
@Sweet_Merry Said

I thought the Electoral College voted for the President and Vice President of the US. . . The vote of the people is just an illusion.
Or am I wrong again?

So, are we a democracy?


The vote of the Electoral College is directly determined by the popular vote. So you're wrong about it being an "illusion." I suppose you just don't understand the EC system.
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