Quote from Roy Fokker
I understand your PoV.
Permit me to disagree. Democracy is nothing short of "mob rule" - where two wolves and a sheep get together and decide what's for lunch.
As much as I abhor the State - I'd support a Constitutional Republic, with decentralized governance and with very limited powers of government (limited solely to the preservation of life, liberty and property - the very same ideals expressed by the founders of this August republic).
PS: Do you disagree with the initial quote I posted in my first post?
I agree with what you say and I permit you to disagree (who would I be to say otherwise HAHA), but I believe the alternative is, at the moment time in history, not very practical or pragmatic. I have said this before in other posts that this country is far from perfect and could use improvement (please don't anyone take that out of context, nothing in this life is perfect) especially when it comes to dealing with the current administration and though the future candidates hold some hope for me in my mind, I doubt anything to drastic will change. The thing is.... what you say this country was founded on and what it was meant to be... it still can
be that again, if the citizenry stands up and starts caring
about what is going on in our government.
I believe there should be more unbiased
information available to the public that is easily understandable to the people who don't understand politics all too well. I remember reading somewhere else on the forum that in some parts or all parts of certain countries it is MANDATED that you get off your rear end and vote. Though I can see this as a possible infringement on our freedoms and liberties, would it really heart to for EVERYONE in the country to voice their opinion.
Our votes should be the only ones that matter. Get rid of the electoral college. No more lobbyist. Elections should be a matter of honor, merit and ability... not how much money you spend on a campaign or who you know, or who you appeal with more because of your gender, race or social background.
This country is sick and could definitely use a round of aggressive political/bureaucratic/diplomatic anti-biotics. Political "parties" are dividing a country that is supposed to be united
. I don't see a solution to the problem, but I highly doubt anarchism is the answer. We need a strong central government... however this strong central government should be the citizenry itself. Corporate America is
America. We as the citizens of this beautiful and great country need to fight for our rights and take back what is ours.
I believe, however, that even when the majority of opinion rules this can still lead to many grave mistakes, that's why I believe that a good leader should have the ability to be accountable for said such mistakes have the courage to admit to them and the wisdom to correct them.... but that might just as idealistic a dream as, dare I say, world peace? I wonder what Ghandi would say about the world today if he were still alive...
There must be someone to bring order to the chaos that is human nature. That someone is everyone. But we must all stand together in cohesion for the better good and well-being of humanity. Differences in opinion will always exist, there is no stopping that nor should it be stopped... but if we don't even care anymore what is happening in the world and don't take an active part in it, you are allowing
those in power to take advantage of you and you are just as responsible for what happens because of it. (I'm using in a general sense I'm not pointing out anyone in particular, I consider myself to fall under this generalization as well).
History is known to repeat itself and unless we do something about what it happening in the world today, we will repeat those mistakes and like Rome before us, we too will fall. I, as a self proclaimed patriot and liberal, would hate to see such a beautiful dream be destroyed.