Poll: Democracy For or Against

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democracy

  1. for

    85.7%
  2. against

    14.3%
  1. OohPooPahDoo
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    Poll: Democracy For or Against ?
     
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    Democracy is the best of all possible bad choices. Although the founders had it right when they limited to the vote to only taxpayers.
     
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    The Founders limitation on who could vote went a whole lot further than that.

    BTW - conditioning the vote on paying a tax is unconstitutional and hence un-American.
     
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    I thought for a while you were smarter than that.

    A true democracy is not good...nothing more than mob rule.

    A democratic republic is good.
     
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    A democratic republic is a democracy.
     
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    It was more restrictive than that. Landholders only.
     
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    That should be a criterion for voting today. A U.S. Citizen that ACTUALLY PAYS TAXES can vote.

    That would put a substantial number of today's voters out in the cold. Obama would have lost the election.
     
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    Not true democracy. In a true democracy, majority rules ALL THE TIME!
     
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    Most taxation would have been on land in those days.
     
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    Once again, Rope-a-Dope completely misses the point: Conservatives are true democrats who willingly accept the will of the people, no matter how stupid they are. Ironically, big "D" Democrats pursue winning elections (for the "greater good") at any cost, and use any means possible to negate election results they don't agree with.
     

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