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    Re: Do you believe in Democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    I notice that some people on the board do not support democracy, so I was curious to see what the overall opinion is.
    I certainly don't support a pure democracy, which is essentially nothing more than mob rule.
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    Re: Do you believe in Democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    I notice that some people on the board do not support democracy, so I was curious to see what the overall opinion is.
    anonymous polls are worthless

    mob rule sucks



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    Re: Do you believe in Democracy?

    I'm a "Republican" through and through. I believe that Democracy can work very well, and often does, when, and only when, it is tempered in some fashion with representative checks and balances.

    That being said, however; I am not wholly against authoritarian government either. Pragmatic historical reality would seem to suggest that there is a time and a place for dictatorial oversight and repression just like anything else in this world.

    Democratic societies can often have a tendency to lack the political will and cohesion necessary to act decisively when faced with more extreme circumstances.

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    Re: Do you believe in Democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    I dunno, seems to me most of the repressive regimes in the world have been republics.
    You should check out the election rates of the more heinous rulers in the history of the world in "free" elections.

    Hitler's was somewhere around 97%, I believe.

    I think I'd qualify that as democratic.

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    Re: Do you believe in Democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    You should check out the election rates of the more heinous rulers in the history of the world in "free" elections.

    Hitler's was somewhere around 97%, I believe.

    I think I'd qualify that as democratic.
    wat

    Hitler and the Nazi's never got more than 38% of the vote for the Reichstag.
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    Re: Do you believe in Democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    wat

    Hitler and the Nazi's never got more than 38% of the vote for the Reichstag.
    Correct. The Right doesn't like the fact to be known that an enormous minority is capable of subverting a democracy because it would be a reflection on them.......................

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    Re: Do you believe in Democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    The Right doesn't like the fact to be known that an enormous minority is capable of subverting a democracy because it would be a reflection on them.......................

    Actually, I don't thin-


    ............

    Yeah, sure, okay.
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    Re: Do you believe in Democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    You should check out the election rates of the more heinous rulers in the history of the world in "free" elections.

    Hitler's was somewhere around 97%, I believe.

    I think I'd qualify that as democratic.
    (grin!) I forget which, but either Kim Il Sung or Enver Hoxha was once elected with over 100% of the eligible vote.
    They were both incumbents, though- I don't think Hitler was able to pull that off, given that he didn't need to be re-elected.

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    Re: Do you believe in Democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    Actually, I don't thin-


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    Yeah, sure, okay.


    What point are you unclear on ?...........................

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    Re: Do you believe in Democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    What point are you unclear on ?...........................
    Forget it.
    "Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough."
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