Intrepid blindly gropes here,
The problem I have with it is that a "majority" can have dominence over a minority. That leaves people without a voice.
No it doenst negate anyones voice...if you take a vote and they are all counted, then the voices were heard. Just because a decision was made
based off of this method does NOT remove anyone's voice or vote....IN FACT it means that a consensus was reached as FAIRLY as taking everyones voice
into consideration allowed. Which other governmental system gives EACH citizen such a voice?
well unfortunatly, in a democracy, if the vote tally was indeed 51% to 49%, it would allow the 51% to have its way...either at the state, local, or
As Taibunsuu aptly put it, under this system have the rights to try to muster enough support for a revote, recall the official, or exercise your
right to LEAVE if you dont wish to be part of the majority in that place (local, state, or nation). There are still options if you have the political
will and actually be active pollitically instead of avdocating your RESPONSIBILLITY as a citizen to do so to someone else.
Just because the majority rule in a democracy happens, doesnt mean it cant be un-done thru the same practice of democracy when enough support for the
change manifests itself...
So what form of governance are you advocating we use by throwing out the constitution and starting over with what, a dictatorship, socialism,
communism...monarchy...which would you prefer to democracy???
Intrepid erroniously again,
It came out 15-2 against you. OK, by your methods the topic, your own thread, should have ended there.
First, i dont care what a bunch of close minded, anti-democratic, anti law reverse bigots have to say or how many of them line up...I know
there a worlo full of people in denial of wisdom.
Secondly, WHY WOULD THIS END ANYTHING? If the democracy vetoed adopting my agenda, i would still have the right to try and lobby to gain a
concensus...nothing ends just because the majority is currently leaning one way. The "other voices" you say arent heard, are in fact just not in
the majority...they can still work thru the democracy to try and gain their majority.
You don't know what the majority is unless you come right out and ask evryone. That isn't going to happen, puts to much power in the hands of the
I'll agree with you that many issues dont get to be voted on by citizens and that our representatives often are doing this job on our
behalf...we can hold them accountable and still try and repeal their decisions democratically
PUTS TOO MUCH POWER INTO THE HANDS OF THE PEOPLE!?!?!
Absolutly one of the most incredible things ive heard you utter....
What part of BY the people FOR the people dont you get?
THATS THE POINT OF THIS GOVERNMENTAL STYLE!!!!
The first sentance from the Declaration of Independence,
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that
among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just
powers from the consent of the governed,
Please note:deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
That would be US, WE the PEOPLE!!! DUH!
I find your use of the Taliban (a thocracracy) banning behaiviors to compare to a democratic society banning behaiviors to be soo full of crap, im
amazed that you claim to know the difference between the 2 forms of government. Its not the WHAT is banned or even the BANNING of a behaivior itself
that is relavent...it is the HOW DID THE CULTURE DERIVE THIS DECISION that IS. Comparing democracy to a theocracy is a no brainer, and does not
justify your position that EITHER of these 2 cultures/governmental systems can NOT make that determination themselves. One system is far more FAIR
and EQUITABLE than the other.
WHY DOES DEMOCRACY MAKE YOU FEEL SO OPPRESSED?
Somebody bring my legal whore as im frustrated and need to de-stress!!!