The USA used to be a better democracy than it is now. Democracy requires some semblence of self discipline and self reliance. This phylosophy has seriously gone away in the past few years. The USA is turning into a much more socialistic society relying on others to fill their basic needs. Basically it is turning into a society that punishes success and allows people who are less than motivated to feel they are entitled to success they simply did not earn. Americans are becoming a society of lazy bags of shit who want their "fair share" when they have done little or nothing for it. Just fucking gimme.
I think this is a great idea, as you would both cover the fairness of proportional representation as well as being represented by a local politician in the national parliament.
I like France because its voting is also clean and neat. However, what I really like about France is that it maintains a multi-party system that still manages to avoid those fucked up coalitions like in Egypt. I hate those because they need to fight just to form a government, not to mention use it. Say for example the Islam Brotherhood stands for all whites to die. The Nobels stand for kumbaya peace. And the Mubaraks stand for shariah law. None of these people form a coalition because they are one-issue parties. It's insane.
The SDP is a bigger party here - the leader and current Prime Minister, Jansa, was Prime Minister like 15 years ago. He was insane, though, and sane people here hate him. I don't personally know anyone who supports him. He's a far-right xenophobic nutjob. Old people and staunch Catholics support him/the party, which includes the Catholic church (whose platform lately has been super anti-gay, basing campaign stuff on the idea that gay people will kidnap and molest your children before murdering them, and thus can't be trusted to adopt). The SDP didn't even come close to the majority of the vote, but they got the second most votes and were put in place when Jankovic failed to assemble his cabinet. So much for democracy :-/
Gays have been the subject of this issue, for example - there is a democratic vote to vote on the rights of the minority. Able-bodied folks voting on the rights for the disabled. I mean all political minorities, and I support concepts like affirmative action.Quote:
What do you mean with this? Do you mean ethnic minorities, and what kind of exclusive rights should they have in order to avoid a tyranny of the majority?
Its an important distinction, as true democracy usually devolves to mob rule, history is replete with failed democracies.
“A democracy is always temporary in nature: it simple cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority will always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship.”-Alexander Tyler
Unless we (in America) realize, it is not the role of government to help us, feed us, clothe us, take care of us, wipe our asses, etc, and quit voting in people who want to be in government. Quit treating politicians with reverence, and paying them in a manner that makes government service the best gig around, we're doomed.
"cause there's nothing left for us to bleed, give it up the champions of greed
so come around and have another round on me
dance fucker dance, let the motherfucker burn"
Hello there.. In my opinion... A system of government by the whole people or all the entitled members of a state, usually through elected government.