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    Re: Direct democracy

    Possible yes

    A good idea no.

    The vast majority of people do not have the time, let alone the inclination to research every decision/ vote that the government will have. Given how idiotically complex some of the bills have gotten, I doubt more then 20% even if they read the bill in its entirety would have the ability to understand what it is stating and what its legal aspects would be. Heck most politicians don't read them anymore as well (Nod to Pelosi)
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    Re: Direct democracy

    Quote Originally Posted by NoC_T View Post
    It would, in effect, require that everyone become a full time politician, so there's that. The majority wouldn't care to be burdened with the ongoing minutiae, which is why we delegate in favour of representative democracy. I'm not sure why you should balk at the prospect, but I'm certain you have your reasons.
    No it wouldn't. People would not take anymore time to look at issues as they do now, with hardly any good information.
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    Re: Direct democracy

    Quote Originally Posted by JJB3333 View Post
    Do you think that it would be possible for america or any country in to days world to set up a true Direct democracy
    It's never going to happen. When people have a voice it takes the power of money and influence away.

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    Re: Direct democracy

    Quote Originally Posted by JJB3333 View Post
    Do you think that it would be possible for america or any country in to days world to set up a true Direct democracy
    Not in America today. True democracy would only work as long as all voters are well educated and well informed and not misinformed.

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    Re: Direct democracy

    Direct democracy is like voting for the pretty girl on the voice.

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    Re: Direct democracy

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    No it wouldn't. People would not take anymore time to look at issues as they do now, with hardly any good information.
    You'd be surprised what newfound interests the populace would manifest, given opportunity ad encouragement. The most cursory analysis of any society that ever stood on the brink of revolution, for example, stands as testament to the rapid and colossal development of class consciousness, for example. I had mentioned that we're not currently organised for direct democracy. Of course I'm theorising given the assumption that society has been oriented, such that education, awareness and opportunity are givens. We're a far cry from that. I only meant to suggest that there's no practical limitation. I agree that interests will differ and even fluctuate wildly at the individual level. Direct democracy will always give way to representation, in whatever proportion.

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    Re: Direct democracy

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Not in America today. True democracy would only work as long as all voters are well educated and well informed and not misinformed.
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    Re: Direct democracy

    personally i think it would be a good idea if we involved technology. If we had it so that the people used tech to vote, we could have it so we could run the government from anywhere. and with 317 million people, yes the party's would be more expressed, but there would still be a good sized people who were non-partisan and we could get things done. And for those of you who have trouble with majority rule, you do realize that is how they currently do it right

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    Re: Direct democracy

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    It could probably be done through the internet, but it is in no way a good idea.
    I was going to say this. The internet would actually make it easier than it's every been to do so I think. But, like you said, it is in no way a good idea. For reasons I don't even need to explain.
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    Re: Direct democracy

    Quote Originally Posted by JJB3333 View Post
    personally i think it would be a good idea if we involved technology. If we had it so that the people used tech to vote, we could have it so we could run the government from anywhere. and with 317 million people, yes the party's would be more expressed, but there would still be a good sized people who were non-partisan and we could get things done. And for those of you who have trouble with majority rule, you do realize that is how they currently do it right
    Precisely. What's democracy if not a majority vote?
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