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Thread: Deliberative Democracy

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    rolleyes Re: Deliberative Democracy

    Quote Originally Posted by Teh Internets View Post
    A much simpler way to decrease politcal corruption would be to put restrictions on lobbying and campaign donations along with other things that make politicians do things for the money instead of what is needed.
    Yeah, too bad nobody ever thought of that. I bet it would drop political corruption to nothing.

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    Re: Deliberative Democracy

    I was thinking of something alot more drastic than that bill.

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    Re: Deliberative Democracy

    Quote Originally Posted by Teh Internets View Post
    I was thinking of something alot more drastic than that bill.
    It is not a bill; it is a law.

    So what would be more drastic than a law?

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    Re: Deliberative Democracy

    Sorry meant to say law.

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    Re: Deliberative Democracy

    Compulsary Governance . Just like the draft when your numbers up. Tag your it your turn to govern.

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    Re: Deliberative Democracy

    Quote Originally Posted by b.larset View Post
    Compulsary Governance . Just like the draft when your numbers up. Tag your it your turn to govern.
    I doubt it would be compulsory, if it was ever implemented. There's no benefit I see from making it so, and plenty of reason not to.

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    Re: Deliberative Democracy

    Sounds like it could be a good idea, but the more I think about it the more I don't like it. The random sample may not be representative of the views of the country, and lets face it, how will the sample be held accountable? Say the sample was primarily poor people for whatever reason (a small sample out of 300 million people could easily end up like this) and ended up passing ridiculous laws? It sounds crazy, at least on the national scale. On a local scale, it might work a lot better (city councils) and I might be for it. But on the national level, I don't like it. It sounds fishy to me. What if people don't want to run a government? Maybe dont make it mandatory? An interesting concept, but it seems very unstable to me. Maybe it would work if another house in Congress was created with those people, or if the random sample people were added to, say, the house of reps, so it was a combination of random sample and elected politicians. That would seem better to me.
    Last edited by Lakryte; 09-16-10 at 01:39 AM.

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