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 empireofreason View Post
    American is in a lot of trouble economically right now and Democracy may actually be the barrier to getting things back on track.

    Based upon how you see America's situation, on scale from 1 to 10, how would you rate Democracy being an interference with America's ability to get back on track, where 1 means Democracy has absolutely no interference with solving the problems, 10 means it interferes absolutely with problem solving.
    Any time there's a crisis, democracy gets in the way of quick solutions. That's the price one pays for living in a free country.
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    Re: Is Democracy Blocking America's Ability To Solve It's Problems?

    Democracy is not so much the problem as partisanship and money, which get in the way of democracy. That and the nitwit voters who have no idea what the issues are, but vote the way the campaign commercials (paid for by that money that gets in the way) or their party tells them to.
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    Re: Is Democracy Blocking America's Ability To Solve It's Problems?

    If they have all the time they want, they many not finish the things they had a responsibility to finish. If we tell them they run multiple terms, we may loose out on some talent and expertise. If we tell them they can't campaign at all, but may be eligible for multiple terms, they may not be able to defend themselves against rivals or sell us on strategies for signficant developing issues. Do you think to limit their campaign time would be enough to create a balance?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    I think the only issue is a lack of term limits. The possibility of life-time membership in a control center for the entire country means that politicians spend as much time campaigning as actually working. Limit them to two terms or one term or whatever and maybe they'll do a bit more working during their time in office.
    I support term limits only for executive branches (the President, a governorship, etc.) but with regards to the legislature I support age limits instead.

    I think having people elected multiple times to a position can be a good thing sometimes as it promotes stability and also allows politicians to gain experience in how laws and government policies affect our country. On the other hand I think that politicians who become too old get out of touch with the median mood of our country.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by empireofreason View Post
    American is in a lot of trouble economically right now and Democracy may actually be the barrier to getting things back on track.

    Based upon how you see America's situation, on scale from 1 to 10, how would you rate Democracy being an interference with America's ability to get back on track, where 1 means Democracy has absolutely no interference with solving the problems, 10 means it interferes absolutely with problem solving.

    We are nation with differing ideologies. Since we have a representative type goverment that is reflected in our policies. We the people call the shots. If you want to change govenment policies, you have to influence public opinion. Far from perfect, but one that I support over the alternative, a dictatorship.
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    Re: Is Democracy Blocking America's Ability To Solve It's Problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Far from perfect, but one that I support over the alternative, a dictatorship.
    "Democracy is the worst form of government except for all the rest."
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    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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

    No. I would say the electorial process is more than democracy itself.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I support term limits only for executive branches (the President, a governorship, etc.) but with regards to the legislature I support age limits instead.

    I think having people elected multiple times to a position can be a good thing sometimes as it promotes stability and also allows politicians to gain experience in how laws and government policies affect our country. On the other hand I think that politicians who become too old get out of touch with the median mood of our country.
    but what should be the age limit? Is it a number, or does it depend on the physical and mental condition of the candidate?
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    Re: Is Democracy Blocking America's Ability To Solve It's Problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Democracy is not so much the problem as partisanship and money, which get in the way of democracy. That and the nitwit voters who have no idea what the issues are, but vote the way the campaign commercials (paid for by that money that gets in the way) or their party tells them to.
    The USA citizens just don't seem to be very good at picking leaders.

    Based on recent history, wouldn't the USA be better off with a monkey and a dartboard?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    The USA citizens just don't seem to be very good at picking leaders.

    Based on recent history, wouldn't the USA be better off with a monkey and a dartboard?

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    That depends on whose names were on the dartboard.
    "Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud... [he's] playing the American public for suckers." Mitt Romney

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