American Democracy

American Democracy

  • We have the best government possible

    Votes: 2 4.5%
  • Our government is OK but I wouldn't want it to change

    Votes: 3 6.8%
  • There are problems but with some minor tweaks, can still be saved

    Votes: 28 63.6%
  • The experiment failed. Burn it all. Scorch The Earth.

    Votes: 8 18.2%
  • This question supports terrorism

    Votes: 3 6.8%

  • Total voters
    44

LiddyRules

I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy
Jun 1, 2005
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#1
Is it time for a change?
 
Feb 20, 2006
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**** Island
#2
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.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
Aug 23, 2002
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#4
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
 

bethm1b

person of interest
Dec 1, 2006
2,606
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Just past the line.
#5
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:
 

fuckwit

He loves you, and he needs money.
Jul 27, 2006
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jersey
#6
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..
 

SOS

Is alive.
Wackbag Staff
Aug 14, 2000
48,448
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USA
#7
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
 

Mommadeez4u

Bastard coated bastard w/ bastard filling
Mar 26, 2005
4,048
915
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Washington, DC
#8
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.
 
Aug 12, 2005
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PA
#10
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..
x2
 
Aug 27, 2002
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Philly
#11
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
but is there really a difference between the 2 party's anymore?
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
Aug 23, 2002
43,661
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#12
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
 

Mort

How Many Assholes We Got On This Ship, Anyhow?
Feb 15, 2006
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#13
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.
 
Jul 26, 2005
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Central PA
#14
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.
 

Sunsetspawn

Registered User
Dec 5, 2005
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#15
george washington said on several occasions that a government that is confined buy a two party system is doomed to failure
Where can I purchase one of these two party systems?
 

Glenn Dandy

THE ONLY WHITE PRESIDENT LEFT.
Mar 21, 2005
19,758
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Wackbag Whitehouse.
#16
there is three types of gov ment.

capitalist/democratic............socialist.............communist


we are approaching socialist....if the imigration laws dont past we are fucking doomed.
 

LiddyRules

I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy
Jun 1, 2005
144,427
51,074
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#17
First off, a semantics correction: America is a Federal Republic, not a Democracy.
Why do you think I titled this "American Democracy" and not "Democracy?"
 

bethm1b

person of interest
Dec 1, 2006
2,606
2
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Just past the line.
#21
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.


Four lobbyists for every member of congress. What we the people need to do is hire some lobbyists.
 

flyerfan116

Fuckin savages
Apr 14, 2005
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NJ
#23
I think G N R should work on getting Chinese democracy out before even thinking of the follow up album