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Well, a direct democracy is bad...for those in the minority on any issue.
A republic, which is a representative democracy, is better. It provides a voice to those in the minority.edit on 2/22/2014 by Phage because: (no reason given)
A long-term, responsible, authoritative government is much much better than a democratic government, especially for those
developing countries. that is the fact, no country in history became strong by adopting democracy.
If people knew what their government was supposed to do and be they might have a problem with the current reality.
reply to post by daskakik
That's a good question.
I think those who claim to spread "democracy", really want to convert the world to the same governing principles as the United States. Our system has been usurped by those administrating this country, and since it has worked out so well for them, they would love to see every country in this world under the same form of government that has allowed them to thrive. If they can accomplish this, they are on their way to a one world, totalitarian regime that has a fake face of democracy on it. But it will only be a democracy to the extent of the illusion of choice paraded before the people.
onequestion is referring to the same form of democracy I was talking about above. One that is taken to extremes, and becomes majority rule. He's also talking about people not understanding what they're promoting, and that most Americans lack even a rudimentary understanding of the governing principles of this nation. And I agree with the crux of the OP.
We are not a democracy. To say we are a democracy gives a false impression, and completely ignores that we are first and foremost, a republic.
IMHO, of course.
Interesting though i think Chinas model of capitalism and communism would be much easier for the NWO. Think they dont have to play games at all they just tell everyone how its going to work. Seems using democracy just complicates it and adds a lot of steps to me.
reply to post by gs002
Yet each was a democratic state.... Btw, France didn't really become a proper colonial power until the 1800's, long after Napoleon Bonaparte, as they lost all their colonial holdings to the British when he was defeated.. In fact, it was in 1848 they returned to a Republic and enacted Universal male suffrage - from then, they rebuilt their colonial Empire.
You said no nation became strong by being a democracy?