View Poll Results: Why do you still support our system of government?

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  • Iím one of the 15% - 20% who think it is working properly.

    3 6.82%
  • Iím one of the 15% - 20% but think any problems can easily be fixed.

    2 4.55%
  • Iím among the 15% - 20% but think itís not the system itís the party running it.

    1 2.27%
  • Iím among the 80% - 85% but think itís not the system but the people running it.

    17 38.64%
  • Iím among the 80% - 85% but donít think there is anything we can do about it.

    3 6.82%
  • Iím among the 80% - 85% but donít think thereís enough support to reinvent it.

    7 15.91%
  • Iím among the 80% - 85% and am willing to act, just waiting for the right time.

    8 18.18%
  • Iím among the 80% - 85% but just donít give a crap.

    0 0%
  • Iím not American, and not that concernd about your mess.

    3 6.82%
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    Re: Why do you still support our system of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I'm the only one who says it is mostly working properly. Many of the so-called problems are not necessarily problems, but are expected and acceptable. Others which are problems are problems can't be easily fixed, but there isn't much reason to complain about the whole system unnecessarily.
    Understandable. Part of my reason for questioning is the strange lack of positive action when our society polls at 85% dissatisfaction with the current actions and forms of government. According to historians it only took 1/4 to 1/3 of the Colonial American population who were dissatisfied with British rule to forment a Revolution. The remaining 2/3 to 3/4 of the population were apparently either satisfied with or unconcerned about British rule.

    Here it is almost the reverse situation, but we blithely go on accepting the "unacceptable." Hence my poll.
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    Re: Why do you still support our system of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by douglas View Post
    My proposal, essentially the Project Venus proposal, implies that we give all the powers of wealth distribution to a computer network.
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    You're going to need an IT guy for that. Allow me to just call that job right now.
    We might be able to reactivate HAL from "2001," ya think? lol
    Last edited by Captain Adverse; 07-13-13 at 01:55 AM.
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    Re: Why do you still support our system of government?

    I think a lot of people are supporting the government just to stay in the comfortable "now". Whether socialism is implemented in the next phase of humanity or not isn't really the question, it's going to happen eventually. The real issue is how long is the current ponzi scheme going to last? We can't keep printing money and expect every other country to just keep buying our debt. The debt bubble is going to bust someday, does anyone want to give me there guess? That knowledge would be appreciated; In line with my poll answer, I'm just waiting for the right moment...

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    Re: Why do you still support our system of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    We might be able to reactivate HAL from "2001," ya think? lol
    Maybe, ask HAL. Ai Research - Creating a new form of life - HAL: The first Virtual Child
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    Re: Why do you still support our system of government?

    l am not american but still concerned about it because america is the owner of this universe


    l dont believe in teh current democratic systems in world countries

    because it is always money which governs the world
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    Re: Why do you still support our system of government?

    I wish I knew,because the one we have now doesn't work for the people! SAD


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    Re: Why do you still support our system of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by oncewas View Post
    I wish I knew,because the one we have now doesn't work for the people! SAD
    But where do you fall in? One of the 15% - 20% who trust the government choices? Or one of the 80% - 85% don't trust the government choices? Didn't see one you thought matched your idea of the situation?
    If I stop responding it doesn't mean I've conceded the point or agree with you. It only means I've made my point and I don't mind you having the last word. Please wait a few minutes before "quoting" me. I often correct errors for a minute or two after I post before the final product is ready.

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    Re: Why do you still support our system of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    But where do you fall in? One of the 15% - 20% who trust the government choices? Or one of the 80% - 85% don't trust the government choices? Didn't see one you thought matched your idea of the situation?
    The Senate and Congress we have now, and the Supreme Court, 15% and going down everyday! How's that Captain Adverse ?


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    Re: Why do you still support our system of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by oncewas View Post
    The Senate and Congress we have now, and the Supreme Court, 15% and going down everyday! How's that Captain Adverse ?
    Sorry, I meant could you vote for one of the selections in the poll above. Select one of the 3 "15% - 25%" choices that comes closest to how you think?
    Last edited by Captain Adverse; 07-13-13 at 03:32 AM.
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    Re: Why do you still support our system of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    Understandable. Part of my reason for questioning is the strange lack of positive action when our society polls at 85% dissatisfaction with the current actions and forms of government. According to historians it only took 1/4 to 1/3 of the Colonial American population who were dissatisfied with British rule to forment a Revolution. The remaining 2/3 to 3/4 of the population were apparently either satisfied with or unconcerned about British rule.

    Here it is almost the reverse situation, but we blithely go on accepting the "unacceptable." Hence my poll.

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