Discussion in 'Off Topic Discussion' started by LiddyRules, Jun 23, 2007.
Is it time for a change?
Nah, We have some corruption but nothing as bad as the early part of this century. The robber barons of industry like Hearst, Getty, and Rockefeller had way more power over government policy back then. Fucking Hearst and his timber industries alone criminalized pot because they viewed it as a threat. And this was during a time when the Prohibition movement managed to have alcohol outlawed. Cut to today and drinking beer is an American pastime while pot is still illegal. That's real power and a good smear job imo.
Liberty, like it ought to be...
im kind of sick of the two party system and the seemingly lack of a middle ground that is overwhelming the "democracy" our system is broke as far as im concerned.
george washington said on several occasions that a government that is confined buy a two party system is doomed to failure
George was right.:hamm:
im in between minor tweaks and total failure. i think there are major problems but its not out of the realm of possibility to straiten shit out.
anything is possible..
I rather have a 2 party system then have a chaoitic government like Israel where the major parties have to pay-off the minor parties
I'm glad to see a sizable percentage castng their vote for 'burn it all'. Government=Force, and I don't need a gun to my head to force me to do anything, thanks.
I'm surprised nobody mentioned "Dr. Paul" yet.
but is there really a difference between the 2 party's anymore?
no, and that is what george was aludeing to, when there is only two, they both want to be one,and you all suffer. when there is a third you have to apeal to them to be the majority
First off, a semantics correction: America is a Federal Republic, not a Democracy. If it were truly a democracy, like Ancient Greece, we would all vote on everything, and that would take up too much of our valuable time. Hell, we can't even get 40% of us to vote once every four years.
I think the system we have is the best choice we have for the society we have chosen. Sure, it has strayed far from the founding fathers' intents (Congress being the most powerful branch, followed by the President, then the Supreme Court), and the checks and balances don't work as well as they should, but it beats the hell out of all the other forms of government in the world at this point.
too much corporate influence in politics. take that away and you solve a lot of problems....also, if more people would get the fuck up off their complacent asses and vote that might help.
Where can I purchase one of these two party systems?
there is three types of gov ment.
we are approaching socialist....if the imigration laws dont past we are fucking doomed.
Why do you think I titled this "American Democracy" and not "Democracy?"
wow, Nancy Nitpicker.
He challenged me first.
Four lobbyists for every member of congress. What we the people need to do is hire some lobbyists.
Guess how I voted. :icon_mrgr
I think G N R should work on getting Chinese democracy out before even thinking of the follow up album