View Poll Results: Should only elites participate in politics?

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Thread: Should Only Elites Participate in Politics?

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    Re: Should Only Elites Participate in Politics?

    Not this batch of nobility with no ability.
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    Re: Should Only Elites Participate in Politics?

    Who gets to decide who is elite enough???

    This just goes to show how much libertarians actually care about real liberty.

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    Re: Should Only Elites Participate in Politics?

    Quote Originally Posted by RGacky3 View Post
    Who gets to decide who is elite enough???

    This just goes to show how much libertarians actually care about real liberty.
    I am not sure that Dak is a libertarian as much as a rhetorican.

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    Re: Should Only Elites Participate in Politics?

    If the elites were the only ones to vote...it wouldnt last long...the peasants would storm the castle...there would be no more elites

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    Re: Should Only Elites Participate in Politics?

    We are in the Global Warming goldfish bowl together. We share the same nuclear contamination fears. We share the "Energy" good/bad paradigm. We share an economy that thrives on War. We share good and bad weather. We should all have the same input on these matters. Has voting actually had any input on these matters? If not, is the democracy of which we discuss actually an illusion? It looks to me that the Financial "Elites" are effectively the rulers. Heavens to Murgatroid, have we been snookered?

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    Re: Should Only Elites Participate in Politics?

    I can only quote one of the elites:

    "I would rather trust the first 500 names in the Boston Phone Directory to run the Government than the Harvard Faculty".

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    Re: Should Only Elites Participate in Politics?

    I think the idea that "Elites" should run society has pretty much been refuted for the past couple of decades. It is the Elites that have sent us to a sham war in Iraq, bankrupted banks and financial institutions, and conducted the rash of accounting fraud cases at large corporations.
    “Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” John Maynard Keynes

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    Re: Should Only Elites Participate in Politics?

    Everyone should have the opportunity to vote. However in order to vote a person should have to demonstrate that they understand what they are voting on.
    “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
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    Re: Should Only Elites Participate in Politics?

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    I think the idea that "Elites" should run society has pretty much been refuted for the past couple of decades. It is the Elites that have sent us to a sham war in Iraq, bankrupted banks and financial institutions, and conducted the rash of accounting fraud cases at large corporations.
    The Iraq war was not a sham. Financial institutions bankrupted themselves. And you cannot hold the entirety of the "elite" responsible for what a few people did at the level of corporate fraud. That would be like calling all poor druggies or the likes. Get off your high horse.
    “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
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    Re: Should Only Elites Participate in Politics?

    Reserve the ability to participate in politics to the elite? That's just a civil uprising waiting to happen.
    "We have more responsibility than power, I think. The newspaper can create great controversies, stir up arguments within the community or discussion, can throw light on injustices....just as it can do the opposite. It can hide things and be a great power for evil." -- Rupert Murdoch, 1968

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