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OfflineJameZTheNewbie
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direct democracy
    #1519021 - 05/04/03 08:37 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

i was jsut curious who here thinks that the current democracies of the word could be replaced by direct ones..for example we have the congress  in  he US. if every month americans went to their post office or another place enterd in votes of current laws that are up for vote in congress...this would have to be used by computers closly watched for tampering...ok then based on the area the corresponding congressmen to that area would vote on wutevah law based on wut the people voted....wutcha think want to take over the country with me and start this??? :shocked:    o yea dont make fun of my spelling i suck at it and im too lazy for spell check.....PEACES


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Re: direct democracy [Re: JameZTheNewbie]
    #1519064 - 05/04/03 10:13 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

and what happens when the majority votes in laws that are unconstitutional and\or unjust? oh wait, they already do.



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Re: direct democracy [Re: JameZTheNewbie]
    #1519114 - 05/04/03 11:11 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

And if the majority wants to outlaw gays? Blacks? Asians? Blondes?


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OfflineJameZTheNewbie
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Re: direct democracy [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1520374 - 05/04/03 10:29 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

so your saying that the people need to be controled...im not saying throw away the constitution their can be no law that outlaws a people simple as that....


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Re: direct democracy [Re: JameZTheNewbie]
    #1520404 - 05/04/03 10:41 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

what?


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Re: direct democracy [Re: ]
    #1520423 - 05/04/03 10:47 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

man all im sayin is that a direct democracy with guidelines could work...our democracy is suppose to be based on wut the people want....with a direct democracy it would be wut the people want.


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Re: direct democracy [Re: JameZTheNewbie]
    #1520443 - 05/04/03 10:56 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

america has never been and was never intended to be a democracy.

democracy is a fine word people like to use in association with words like 'freedom', 'liberty' and 'equality', but 'direct democracy' is nothing more than mob rule. in a pure democracy, the majority rules not because it is right, but because it is strong.

our constitution was designed to protect liberty, even when threatened by the majority. it created a government with the intent of protecting this constitution. feeling that the power of the state must in some way be derived from the will of the people, a measure of democracy was incorporated into our government.

democracy, by itself, is not a good thing.


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Re: direct democracy [Re: JameZTheNewbie]
    #1520621 - 05/05/03 12:08 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)



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Re: direct democracy [Re: z@z.com]
    #1521289 - 05/05/03 07:20 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

we're a "republic democracy" if i remember correctly..


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