View Poll Results: Rate the level of interference Democracy has in Americans ability to solve problems:

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  • one (no interference)

    12 29.27%
  • two

    2 4.88%
  • three

    2 4.88%
  • four

    2 4.88%
  • five

    2 4.88%
  • six

    2 4.88%
  • seven

    3 7.32%
  • eight

    1 2.44%
  • nine

    1 2.44%
  • ten (Total Interference)

    14 34.15%
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Thread: Is Democracy Blocking America's Ability To Solve It's Problems?

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    Re: Is Democracy Blocking America's Ability To Solve It's Problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nanten Janubi View Post
    Do you know what a pack is?

    Nice strawman but did nothing to answer my question.
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    Re: Is Democracy Blocking America's Ability To Solve It's Problems?

    Your question had nothing to do with my point, so I thought it was fitting. Humans have created hierarchical structures, so have animals. Just because they don't hold board meetings and he don't communicate by scent doesn't mean the two aren't similar.

    You can continue to think humans have advanced past greed. That's simply wrong, that's all.
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    Re: Is Democracy Blocking America's Ability To Solve It's Problems?

    Can't answer this until you tell us your definition of Democracy...

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    Re: Is Democracy Blocking America's Ability To Solve It's Problems?

    corporate interest is the only enemy
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    Re: Is Democracy Blocking America's Ability To Solve It's Problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by dittohead
    In the western democracies, it only has the power that the people are willing to give it, and what is not prohibited by the Constitutions of those democracies.
    Or, in the case of the US, the democracy has only the power explicitly granted in the constitution. There is a difference. The constitution limits government. It lists what can be done, not what can't be done. A minor detail that I think is rather important.
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    Re: Is Democracy Blocking America's Ability To Solve It's Problems?

    Regardless, there's a power that prohibits people from doing just whatever they wanted. That particular might makes right. It's the same everywhere.
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    Re: Is Democracy Blocking America's Ability To Solve It's Problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by lovelyLUDWIG View Post
    corporate interest is the only enemy
    ...And-- survival politics, well meaning propaganda, and over-exaggerations... We all know what always happens to good intentions.

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    Re: Is Democracy Blocking America's Ability To Solve It's Problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nanten Janubi View Post
    Your question had nothing to do with my point, so I thought it was fitting. Humans have created hierarchical structures, so have animals. Just because they don't hold board meetings and he don't communicate by scent doesn't mean the two aren't similar.

    You can continue to think humans have advanced past greed. That's simply wrong, that's all.
    I never said we have moved past greed. That's why we need regulations to control its negative effect on our community. That was my point.
    Last edited by Catawba; 05-28-11 at 02:36 AM.
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    Re: Is Democracy Blocking America's Ability To Solve It's Problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Democracy isn't the problem. Greed is.

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    Re: Is Democracy Blocking America's Ability To Solve It's Problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I never said we have moved past greed. That's why we need regulations to control its negative effect on our community. That was my point.
    And I told you that greed in and of itself isn't bad. It's just a natural motivation that can have good or bad results. The motivation itself is neither; that's my point.
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