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  • Democracy/republic

    31 67.39%
  • Monarchy (constitutional/absolute)

    2 4.35%
  • Theocracy

    2 4.35%
  • Anarchy

    7 15.22%
  • Other (explain in post)

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    Re: Favorite/best form of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I prefer Democracy/republic. I do not like monarchies, the idea of being ruled by some rich inbred piece of **** who thinks it is their god given birth right to rule over me and be the biggest welfare recipients in the country does not sound appealing.
    That aint entirely fair man. The British royal family brings in many millions in revenue. The royal wedding brought in much. They help pay their way too.
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    Re: Favorite/best form of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by (R)IGHTeous 1 View Post
    That aint entirely fair man. The British royal family brings in many millions in revenue. The royal wedding brought in much. They help pay their way too.
    Not to denigrate the royal family, but how many taxpayer dollars go towards maintaining Buckingham Palace and the royals' lifestyle?
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Favorite/best form of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by (R)IGHTeous 1 View Post
    Call me old fashioned, whatever, but I gotta serious soft spot for monarchy/royalty, constitutional of course.

    I enjoy the ceremonial glamor, honor, tradition, etc. A monarch exudes more strength, and inspires more pride from me, then an elected head of state does. Serving one seems cooler than serving say....Obama.

    The British government model seems pretty perfect to me.

    Yall?
    I agree too. I like royal families/a constitutional monarchy.

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    Re: Favorite/best form of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Not to denigrate the royal family, but how many taxpayer dollars go towards maintaining Buckingham Palace and the royals' lifestyle?
    That's already been brought up. I was merely pointing out that that aint a 1 way street.
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    Re: Favorite/best form of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by (R)IGHTeous 1 View Post
    I believe Elizabeth serves her people fine. Hell, Obama seems FAR more power hungry and power drunk than she does.....
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    I'm not even sure what to say to that, man. You do realize that the British monarchy are pretty much just state supported celebrities, right? And seriously, what is it with you guys and Obama? The guy is the most spineless president since Carter. I really don't see how you turn him into some sort of evil tyrant who will seize absolute power given half the chance.
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    Re: Favorite/best form of government?

    Benevolent dictatorship or a council of equal ideologies, each with veto power.
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    Re: Favorite/best form of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargantuan View Post
    I agree too. I like royal families/a constitutional monarchy.
    I like royal families too. There is a certain appeal and flashy celebrityness to them.

    I'm also glad the US DOESN'T have a royal family.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Favorite/best form of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Not to denigrate the royal family, but how many taxpayer dollars go towards maintaining Buckingham Palace and the royals' lifestyle?
    Not that much. The queen & royal family have a very large personal forture, a lot of it from the crown dependencies.

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    Re: Favorite/best form of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by atrasicarius View Post
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    I'm not even sure what to say to that, man. You do realize that the British monarchy are pretty much just state supported celebrities, right? And seriously, what is it with you guys and Obama? The guy is the most spineless president since Carter. I really don't see how you turn him into some sort of evil tyrant who will seize absolute power given half the chance.
    LOL dude your comment is so flawed. Obama was elected as a celebrity pop star too. Our tax dollars go to fund the federal government, WHICH HE HEADS. Him and his family reap the benefits of our tax dollars one way or another.

    Alotta gray area here....
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    Re: Favorite/best form of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargantuan View Post
    I agree too. I like royal families/a constitutional monarchy.
    Really? Hmmm, thought a liberal Dem like you would hate them most....interesting.
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