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    Re: Do you get upset at the word democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Semantics.
    Not at all.
    The fact remains that a distressingly large number of people ignorantly think that anything "democratic" is automatically moral, and that "democratic" always means "majority rules".
    Again, what some people believe is left to some people to worry about, why should I care about people making mistakes?
    This misuse and misunderstanding of the term is why I have issues with the way "Democracy" is freely slung about with wild abandon but little comprehension.
    Democracy is still the most moral of the forms of regimes that exist, Goshin.
    That a Democracy can become oppressive is one thing, that Democracy in general is the most moral of them all is another.
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    Re: Do you get upset at the word democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Again, what some people believe is left to some people to worry about, why should I care about people making mistakes?
    Democracy is still the most moral of the forms of regimes that exist, Goshin.
    That a Democracy can become oppressive is one thing, that Democracy in general is the most moral of them all is another.
    I reiterate that Democracy and Limited Government are not necessarily synonymous.

    Furthermore you should care that large numbers of people make this mistake about "democracy".... because the ignorant buggers vote!

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    Re: Do you get upset at the word democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I reiterate that Democracy and Limited Government are not necessarily synonymous.

    Furthermore you should care that large numbers of people make this mistake about "democracy".... because the ignorant buggers vote!
    Quoted for truth.
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    Re: Do you get upset at the word democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    From Wikipedia:


    To me it seems that most of the time when people use the word democracy, they are using it as shorthand for representative democracy and not direct democracy. However, they will always draw a correction from someone.

    My question is, are people simply mistaken about the word democracy and automatically assume that people speak of direct democracy or is something else going on?
    I get annoyed by it because a lot of people use it to justify laws and beliefs.
    It doesn't matter if a majority wants something, it matters whether it is right or wrong.

    Probably the most used logical fallacy.
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    Re: Do you get upset at the word democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    From Wikipedia:


    To me it seems that most of the time when people use the word democracy, they are using it as shorthand for representative democracy and not direct democracy. However, they will always draw a correction from someone.

    My question is, are people simply mistaken about the word democracy and automatically assume that people speak of direct democracy or is something else going on?
    I get more upset at how people use "republic" as shorthand for representative democracy than for any non-monarchical system of government.

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    Re: Do you get upset at the word democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Do you know what word I hate? Terrorism. Talk about overused and on its way to becoming meaningless.
    True dat, between that and racism.
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    Re: Do you get upset at the word democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    True dat, between that and racism.
    Indeed, racism is another one.

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    Re: Do you get upset at the word democracy?

    I don't care, but It is silly when people say we are a democracy (direct) when in reality we are a sub type (representative republic).
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Do you get upset at the word democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Indeed, racism is another one.
    Y'all Racist!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Do you get upset at the word democracy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    I don't care, but It is silly when people say we are a democracy (direct) when in reality we are a sub type (representative republic).
    A square is a parallelogram.

    A sub-form of democracy is indeed a democracy.
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