View Poll Results: If people were perfect, what would be the best form of government?

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  • A libertarian state- complete liberty

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  • Communism- complete equality and unison of goals

    10 25.64%
  • A Representative Democracy

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Thread: If people were perfect, what would be the best form of government?

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    Re: If people were perfect, what would be the best form of government?

    If people were perfect, there would be no need for government.
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    Re: If people were perfect, what would be the best form of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    If people were perfect, there would be no need for government.
    Yup. I didn't really vote in the poll. While I like libertarianism and the ideals it holds, it is a philosophy of the real world. It's not anarchist. But if all the ideals could be satisfied, anarchy would be the preferred state of being. Libertarianism merely recognizes the failings of anarchy and seeks to maximize freedom while understanding and using the need for government. It has to exist, but we should keep it as small as we can get away with.
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    Re: If people were perfect, what would be the best form of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gapeach View Post
    How would there be sick or poor people if everyone was perfect. We would have Doctors who cure all illnesses for free and the poor would have jobs which then makes them not poor. In a perfect world, people help themselves and others help them without payment or someone asking. Therefore, if all people are perfect and I mean all...there is no sense in having a ruling gov't because there would be no wrong nor responsibility needing to delegate what individuals can do for themselves.
    You try to make the world less complicated if everyone was perfectly moral. But the world would STILL be just as complicated, i would argue. Because, i don't think doctor's would cure people for free because i think there is some merit for being a doctor in the first place, meaning the effort of doing the schooling and the practice would need to be compensated. Remember, in a perfect moral world, EVERYONE would be moral not just those that can help others. A perfectly moral sick man may refuse treatment if he could not pay or compensate for the perfectly moral doctor's service who would do it for free. In a Moral world everything would work backwards because peoples motivations for doing things would just be for fairness and charity, but everyone would experience motivation even when they are in need. I think to be humble in it's self is ideally moral.

    But anyway, Ive heard from many people saying that "In a perfect world Communism would be great" or "In a a perfect world Anarchy would work." This just shows how we can idealize morality to be complete liberty or complete equality. I think equality conflicts with liberty, because the effort of making everyone have equal everything does not allow the situation of someone to have more then a another, which is a negation of liberty.

    Again i think people are way to quick to judge this question.

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    Re: If people were perfect, what would be the best form of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    so a libertarian state?

    By people being perfect i mean they have perfect morality.
    If "perfect" morally, then there would be a need for some government.
    If "perfect - absolutely", then still a need for some, I think.
    Awfully hard to imagine such a world.
    Impossible to have only communism or libertarianism by themselves, I voted other.

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    Re: If people were perfect, what would be the best form of government?

    If everyone was perfect, it'd be anarcho-communism, with there being no government, and everyone would share what's necessary for everyone else to live well.
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    Re: If people were perfect, what would be the best form of government?

    I'm all about this technocracy someone just showed me the other week. Why would you not put the experts in each field in charge of their own respective field? You could still have checks and balances and you wouldn't have to deal with an incompetent bunch of representatives.

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    Re: If people were perfect, what would be the best form of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    If people were perfect I don't think we'd need political systems of any sort.
    If a person was perfect he'd be hanging on a Roman Cross



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    Re: If people were perfect, what would be the best form of government?

    If people were perfect, the perfect thing for them to do would be to choose me to be their perfect overlord.

    I would feign humility in quite a perfect imitation thereof.
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    Re: If people were perfect, what would be the best form of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    If a person was perfect he'd be hanging on a Roman Cross
    Are you saying only Jews can be perfect?
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    Re: If people were perfect, what would be the best form of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Are you saying only Jews can be perfect?
    or hung.

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