Poll: What form of government do we want?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by dblack, Dec 22, 2011.

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What form of national government do we want in the US?

  1. A constitutionally limited republic, utilizing representational democracy

    9 vote(s)
    81.8%
  2. A constitutionally limited republic, utilizing representational democracy

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  3. A constitutionally limited republic, ruled by an elite aristocracy

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Unlimited, direct democracy

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  1. dblack
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    Third time's a charm?

    EDIT: Clearly, I'm too stupid to create an intelligible poll.
     
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    Authoritarian Theocracy, just like all the other conservative far right Christians.

    I love being forced to believe.

    Oh wait, never mind. That's a thing already.
     
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    An honest one. The same we have, but the candidates have to take lie detector tests, lol!
     
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    I want a Democratic Republic. But I want one where the wealthy minority is deemed "just another citizen", instead of a citizen that can buy politicians. Same with Groups and PAC's... I want them all banned.

    I want Publicly funded elections. So that people who actually want to SERVE the people get a chance to without being held hostage by their political donors.
     
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    I agree with you whole heartedly. But are you willing to pay higher taxes to fund publicly funded elections? Knowing that half the nation does not pay taxes? Our rates would certainly go up!
     
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    Half the nation could barely afford a 10 dollar federal tax. Yes, I would be willing to cover for fellow Americans. Because I actually believe our country will fail if we don't have the togetherness that the US did in the past.
     
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    Do I get to be one of the aristocrats? No? then I vote for the first one...No the second one. Yeah the second one.

    No, really I think what we have is fine but maybe we need to re-evaluate all of the changes that have been made.
     
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    Seriously, this thread is solid FAIL. I screwed up the poll and I don't know how to fix it. Can we talk about something else?

    How 'bout those Packers?
     
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    In the beginning? Yeah... it would cost us more... but take away all the hundreds of billions in giveaways, Tax breaks and subsidies that only the wealthy can take advantage of(because they BOUGHT those privileges)... and I firmly believe we'd save a ton in the long run.
     
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    Just PM a mod and have him un-fuck it for you.

    For the record, my answer would be a totalitarian dictatorship with me as dictator for life. Failing that, I'm pretty comfortable with what we have. I'd change around voting some, though.
     

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