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The word democracy is a twist they placed on us a long time ago.
Meaning the peoples (all the peoples) vote should be what counts, of voting age (btw). Children aren't mature enough.
What about giving children at a certain age, for example the age of twelve, half or a quater of a vote? Why not?
One grown up, one vote. Many adults are still child like though, have never grown up. Age doesn't always determine emotional maturity.
Trying to define "democracy" via a logical argument in how it works (or not) in human undertakings is similar to trying to define "God" by various interpretations of the word from the religions that hold that term dear in one manner or another. It is pointless.
Mm mm...so we uphold Israel and protect "her" because "she" is a democracy. Then we invade Iraq and afghan to "spread democracy". Well, just don't know what say. Sorry widows and orphans for the lies.
A democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Majority rule is mob rule.
A Constitutional Republic respects and protects the natural inalienable rights of everyone, allowing both the majorities and the minorities to live according to their will and conscience.
The hellhole we're suffering in now is a direct consequence of violating those profound principles.
Now I am really confused. I am a child from WW2 and Nam, democracy was an every day buzz word from adults and fallout shelters. Ok. I did some study and accept that we are a republic. That point was there, but not pushed by the adults, and now I have to wonder why. So, what about this sovereign for states issue, like the Bundy's, where does that fit in. I mean, we need to figure this out so we can teach the kids the truth.
Where did you get that idea from?
Sounds good on paper, and I'm all for it. But is it reality?
Does it deliver what it seem to promise?
And if not, how comes it fails?
And a constitutional republic is a democrasy on paper only...
...when it is ruled and runned by anti-democrats, who define democrasy as some sort of "mop-rule" for the sake of keeping their lies alive.
And one of those lies is that so called capitalism is a free-market economy. Which it is not.
What profound principles are you refering to? Can you name them for me? I'm not a us-american citizen. I'm from Europe.
originally posted by: Willingly
a reply to: Klassified
Do you really want to discuss what democrasy is with me, or do you only want to tell me what it is by quoting others, who defined to for you as being the "worst" kind of government one can possibly have, bound to fail, in their eyes, because of their own agendas?
In other words, are you willing to talk about it, or are you willing to convince me that what you posted is the case? I'm not wasting my time with arguing with someone who is not interested in keeping it simple and staying open minded.
No offense, of course.