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    Are we still a democracy?

    The Romney-Ryan ticket is bad for women, minorities, poor whites. the billionaire CEOs are threatening their employees that if they don't vote for the R-R ticket they will likely lose their jobs while they continue to live a very high lifestyle. The way it can be viewed, they want to take this country back to the England of Charles Dickens where the rich held sway over the masses. The question is: are voters foolish enough to vote in the R-R ticket?

    I must tell you, if the R-R ticket holds sway, it is very possible that this USA can go the way of other countries such as the Philippines or some South American country where a few own virtually the economy of that country. But wait, the Republican Party is 93% white. The census shows that whites are becoming a minority and presumably therefore the Republican Party will diminish its economic strangle hold over time. So perhaps time is on the side of the Democratic Party!

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    Re: Are we still a democracy?

    You're one of those genocidal happy maniacs aren't ya?

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    Re: Are we still a democracy?

    I would have preferred a Ryan-Romney ticket to a Romney-Ryan ticket better yet a Cane/Ryan or visa verso. That said what is bad for minorities and the poor is what the Democrats stand for making it hard for business to form and employ people. Encouraging a reliance on welfare programs that are built to keep them dependent on the government as opposed to just being a safety net. They want the Government to hold sway over the masses and yes they will ignore maltreatment of any Corporations that pay them enough in companion contributions and openly support their policies. I do personally worry that corporations might someday own just about everything and the "rich" might have it in them to own most of the rest, but this possible situation would be caused by the preferential treatment of corporations as opposed to sole proprietor and partnerships that the Democratic demonize. I think the Democratic Party is at the end of the line and America is technically bankrupt and will go down the drain if we keep borrowing money that we would not be able to pay back. If the Republican Party cannot be the Party of fiscal responsibility then yes the Republican Party must go and be replaced by another.

    To quote the Caterpillar the Democratic Party is "wrong from beginning to end". In its foundation it was wrong to endorse and implement genocide against the Iriqous Nations and continue that policy there forth. It was wrong to support in the maintaining of slavery and the institutions that support it. It was wrong for its actions against religious minorities such as Catholics. It was wrong when Reconstruction ended and Jim Crow was made. It was wrong for supporting and even cajoling the acts of murder and terrorism against blacks. It was wrong for inhibiting the ability of blacks improving their lot. And when all this ended it was wrong to apply welfare as a means to make black people dependent on it and to break up black families with the program WIC. Now when America will need to bite the bullet and to chose what parts to cut the Democratic Party is going to try to pull the country down with him.

    I know that this is not what you were expecting but then this does not appear to be a serious post either.
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    Re: Are we still a democracy?

    Not with the way campaign finance is, the winner takes all system, gerrymandering, the primary election system, and the electoral college. Democracy is a very strong word to describe what we have in this country.

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    Re: Are we still a democracy?

    Our country may have a crappy two party system and citizens united, but we are still a democracy. This is just the usual sensationalist hyperbole from people with no sense of perspective and a partisan axe to grind.

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    Re: Are we still a democracy?

    No, and we never were. We were and are supposed to be a limited constitutional republic, but now we are a nation governed by executive orders and activist judges...

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    Re: Are we still a democracy?

    there's nobody following us into the booth with a gun to coerce our vote, so democratic principles are intact. if we as a nation choose the path of neoconservative plutocracy, I find that unfortunate. however, I can still vote, and will do so.

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    Re: Are we still a democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glowpun View Post
    The Romney-Ryan ticket is bad for women, minorities, poor whites. the billionaire CEOs are threatening their employees that if they don't vote for the R-R ticket they will likely lose their jobs while they continue to live a very high lifestyle. The way it can be viewed, they want to take this country back to the England of Charles Dickens where the rich held sway over the masses. The question is: are voters foolish enough to vote in the R-R ticket?

    I must tell you, if the R-R ticket holds sway, it is very possible that this USA can go the way of other countries such as the Philippines or some South American country where a few own virtually the economy of that country. But wait, the Republican Party is 93% white. The census shows that whites are becoming a minority and presumably therefore the Republican Party will diminish its economic strangle hold over time. So perhaps time is on the side of the Democratic Party!
    Considering that the Obama administration is continuing drone strikes and categorizes bystanders killed in those attacks as "retroactive terrorists" just because they happen to be near a terrorist suspect - not someone convicted of terrorism but rather someone suspected of terrorism - and how hard the Obama administration has told the DEA to crack down on medical marijuana dispensaries, and that NDAA 2012 and SOPA had many Democratic supporters as well, I don't have as much faith in the Democratic Party as you do.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Are we still a democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Calvincoolidge View Post
    No, and we never were. We were and are supposed to be a limited constitutional republic, but now we are a nation governed by executive orders and activist judges...
    Actually, a republic is any government that is not a monarchy.

    So what we are is a constitutional representative democracy.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Are we still a democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Calvincoolidge View Post
    No, and we never were. We were and are supposed to be a limited constitutional republic, but now we are a nation governed by executive orders and activist judges...
    "Activist" judges have long since existed. The term is more demonstrative of the hurler than it is of the recipient.
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