posted on Oct, 19 2003 @ 11:42 PM
I can't beleive I am actually responding to this thread. If their are no elections, who cares who is blamed. The dictator knows he is, and doesn't
really give a #.
The reason for elections is ideollogy. Democracy is a wonderful experiment. It always works well for awhile, but is usually brought down by the fact
that the vast majority of voters are idiots.
The most effective governments in history were those of benevolent monarchists. The major downfall withb this is that his son might not be so
Democracy at least provides us with the option of voting out the ruling person, esp if their actions prove to be grossly poor. the problem is
still...there are alot of idiot that vote, and politicians have to cater to large special interest idiot groups to get elected. A prime example is
the coveted Union vote. Soem might argue that Unions are good (good luck proving that) But honestly, where i live if you are a member of the
textiles union, that menas you were too daft to get the # out of the situation you were dealt. Boy I bet I have pissed off alot of people with that
comment, and I know there are excpetions. And I knwo that there are some unions that work very well. But when the Big Ones get behind one candidate
and that carries entire states based on some honcho up top liking the lax pension legislation that is promised to their group, does it really do the
country much good?
Off the soapbox. Seriously banjo, put the reefer down.