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    Re: Obama: We're still working on our democracy

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman

    The two obvious questions:
    -What is/was wrong with our democracy?
    Extremely obvious answer:

    Groups can levy significant power to get what they want at the expense of the whole.

    What has The Obama done to improve it?
    Get more young adults to register.
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    Re: Obama: We're still working on our democracy

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    Democracy cant be spread by foreign invasion.
    Japan Germany Korea.

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    Re: Obama: We're still working on our democracy

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Japan Germany Korea.
    Perhaps we should conquer the world. Since we know better, surely none would object to us ruling the world?

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    Re: Obama: We're still working on our democracy

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Perhaps we should conquer the world. Since we know better, surely none would object to us ruling the world?
    I think the "Let America Do Whatever It Wants" plan is more plausible. All the power, none of the responsibility.
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    Re: Obama: We're still working on our democracy

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Japan Germany Korea.
    Uh... Japan wasn't a real democracy for decades following the occupation. And South Korea has only been a democracy since the early 1990s with brutal dictators following the Korean war. And Germany was a democracy prior to the war.

    Try again Goobieman.
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    Re: Obama: We're still working on our democracy

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    I think the "Let America Do Whatever It Wants" plan is more plausible. All the power, none of the responsibility.
    Sadly, you may be right. or at least that may well be the way some see it. Sadly.

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    Re: Obama: We're still working on our democracy

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Uh... Japan wasn't a real democracy for decades following the occupation.
    A "real" democracy. Nice touch.
    Doesnt change the fact that it was forced into becoming a democracy after having lost a war.

    And South Korea has only been a democracy since the early 1990s
    You better check that again, sport.
    There have been 6 Korean Republics since the end of WW2.

    And Germany was a democracy prior to the war.
    World War I, for a brief moment, yes.
    But not WWI.

    Try again Goobieman.
    No, my point is quite solid, thank you.

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    Re: Obama: We're still working on our democracy

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    "Private interests" are people or persons influencing the political system for personal gain such as businesses.
    Would Private Interests include groups like Sierra Club, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, NRA, Planned Parenthood, etc?

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    Re: Obama: We're still working on our democracy

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    Would Private Interests include groups like Sierra Club, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, NRA, Planned Parenthood, etc?
    Labor unions, the NAACP, the AARP, etc...

    And the answer depends fully on if he agrees with the group in question.

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    Re: Obama: We're still working on our democracy

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    Would Private Interests include groups like Sierra Club, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, NRA, Planned Parenthood, etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Labor unions, the NAACP, the AARP, etc...

    And the answer depends fully on if he agrees with the group in question.
    Yes, all of those and corporate interests.

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