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Originally posted by DeReK DaRkLy
reply to post by justwokeup
The US populace are largely ignorant of the workings of the world or their own government. In the current state of ignorance and dogma you would get as much of a useful result by letting chimps vote on the bills.
Yet we let chimps vote for our officials? How is this better?
I think it's time that our legislators hand the vote over to US. That's right... I said LET THE PEOPLE VOTE on every Bill that they introduce. How does that sound? And folks, if you think the people of America are too STUPID to run their own country, just remember that this also includes yourself, your family and all of your friends!
Star and flag for a great post, DeReK DaRkLy! I have been saying this for years, that the People should be who makes the votes on things, and not the politicians who we all know are bought and paid for, with few exceptions. There could be a secure website, like a bank would have. Everyone gets an account using their personal information, and then logs on when a vote is to me made. The issues are there to read, we vote, and that is that. This could work.
Originally posted by BadBoYeed
Sounds good, but we would have to go vote almost everyday. so unless we could do it like voting for american idol (text etc) i don't think it would work.
Originally posted by Bramble Iceshimmer
The Emperor will clear out the remnants of the old republic and the people and other governments will fall in line. I think that was something close to the line in Star Wars and we are seeing the evil Emperor Obama being challenged by the Tea Party Jedi's.
Originally posted by Rockpuck
reply to post by DeReK DaRkLy
I like it ...
People are stupid. I don't trust my countrymen to elect an official let alone read something they can't understand and vote on it...
But at the same time, who do you trust more, your dumb countrymen, or the corrupt politicos that will vote against what's good for YOU every single time in favor of who is filling their campaign coffers?
Imagine a bank robber 150 years ago robs a bank and heads out of town. The town forms a posse and rounds him up they take a vote to hang him it passes by a slime margin. But wait the sheriff rides up and says he deserves his day in court.