It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Sounds to me like he's suggesting people who place their beliefs in the philosophical, social, political, or the economic ideology of communism should not be allowed to vote.
People who share different opinions are not traitors, democracy can't function under such a premise I'm afraid.
All forms of government yet devised are about control TheRedneck, with democracy simply being a prison where one cannot see the bars.
originally posted by: TheRedneck
The United States is not now, nor has it ever been, a Democracy. We use democratic principles to elect our leaders, but the government we elect them to is a Constitutional Republic.
The difference is that under our system of government, the people cannot decide to arbitrarily remove rights from others. In a true Democracy, for instance, a majority of the people could decide that no one is allowed to possess firearms. In the United States, the government is prohibited from banning forearms. In a true Democracy, a majority of the people could vote to restrict free speech, deny the right to worship, outlaw protests, and all manner of similar things. In the United States they cannot.
originally posted by: JBurns
a reply to: andy06shake
Democracy is also a joke. Too many uninformed and unintelligent people who vote. The fact someone who knows nothing about the issues gets an equal say to someone who is well informed, objective, etc is a huge downfall.
This is why Constitutional Republicanism works so well. Better yet is when the government/legislature is restrained and unable to pass all but the most rudimentary laws involves property, contracts, etc.