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Originally posted by andy1033
Both are socialist like nazi and communist are both socialist.
The only free country there was was when usa was a republic, and every person had the right of a king and was soverign. Now your a democracy and mob rule socialism.
Understand democracy is socialism, and look at the size of gov you have now, and reps are just as bad as dems, for building gov.
Originally posted by pirhanna
Communism and Democracy are not mutually exclusive. In a democracy, the constituents could choose communism if they so wanted. Communism in practice in the last century has been dictatorial but this is not a necessity.
Democracy only relates to how the populace chooses government, whereas Communism is one particular form of that government that may be imposed or chosen, depending on whether the nation is democratic, monarchistic, dictatorial or otherwise.
Originally posted by BadBoYeed
Democracy means ruled by the people...so we (U.S.) are most definitely not. If we were, we would not need any politicians, as the people would vote on every single thing to vote on, every day. We don't have that kind of time, so we elect representatives to represent our ideals.
Everything went to hell when our representatives / politicians got bought up and threatened by the private sector.
Sure we still vote our officials into office, but the people we vote for were put there....for an alternate agenda. If a politician wants to do good for the people, (no gmo food, no oil drilling, whatever) he will be threatened or silenced.
So, we are not a democracy, we are not a republic, we need a new word for what we are (suggestions welcome...i'm thinking shamocracy)
Communism, in theory, is the perfect form of government. The only thing the theory does not take into account is human nature and free will. If you work twice as hard as your neighbor, and have all the same stuff.........