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by madmin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: World
Topic: Direct Democracy is mob rule
Replies: 102
Views: 2705

Re: Direct Democracy is mob rule

you're straying. letting joe decide how to run his own life is different than joe telling a politician what to do, because what the politican decides affects joe, so joe has a right of input. the voting would not need to affect complex legal issues, but for example the politicians should not be able...
by madmin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: World
Topic: Direct Democracy is mob rule
Replies: 102
Views: 2705

Re: Direct Democracy is mob rule

i don't think my voting site could ever "insure" that a power elite is not in control but by allowing average joe to vote on individual issues etc i believe it would make it more difficult for the power elite
by madmin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: World
Topic: Direct Democracy is mob rule
Replies: 102
Views: 2705

Re: Direct Democracy is mob rule

i havent studied that but from what i've heard the canton system is working well. you asked for a sample of democracy somewhere
by madmin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: World
Topic: Direct Democracy is mob rule
Replies: 102
Views: 2705

Re: Direct Democracy is mob rule

well the swiss seem to be doing okay with their canton system. the point is that we did not have the internet before, so were forced to use some kind of representative democracy. for the reasons i already mentioned, i think it is a good idea to give average joe more teeth or vote, otherwise they jus...
by madmin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: World
Topic: Direct Democracy is mob rule
Replies: 102
Views: 2705

Re: Direct Democracy is mob rule

that's another thing i wanted to try to start before this, which is some website where companies are ranked in terms of environmental respect, child labour, treatment of employees and so forth. unfortunately i think most people just don't give a shit. they're gonna keep buying mostly according to pr...
by madmin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: World
Topic: Direct Democracy is mob rule
Replies: 102
Views: 2705

Re: Direct Democracy is mob rule

yup, just read it. don't know where the US fits in this but money in politics is probably a core problem here. amazing that politicians get quite a juicy salary, which stays in place forever, even after they lose position in office. then they can make laws while at the same time being allowed to inv...
by madmin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: World
Topic: Direct Democracy is mob rule
Replies: 102
Views: 2705

Re: Direct Democracy is mob rule

that's a good point, but almost anything is better than to allow money interests to decide.. wikipedia was interesting for a while, but since it was purchased (by a source which did not declare itself other than "a bunch of monkeys"), I noticed that anything of "conspiratorial or contesting value" w...
by madmin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: World
Topic: Direct Democracy is mob rule
Replies: 102
Views: 2705

Re: Direct Democracy is mob rule

I like how Musk tweeted a question if he should start some company where people could vote on and research the lies of the media, giving or taking credibility from them. Nobody is policing them properly and it is causing so many problems. I have always said that to be a responsible citizen you shoul...
by madmin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: World
Topic: Direct Democracy is mob rule
Replies: 102
Views: 2705

Re: Direct Democracy is mob rule

I'm for regionalisation and away from complete unification. Let the people live according to their own will (without allowing them to hurt others of course)
by madmin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: World
Topic: Direct Democracy is mob rule
Replies: 102
Views: 2705

Re: Direct Democracy is mob rule

Yah, like voting whether to go to war, for example. I find polls are limited. My thing [this forum] is still in development, but a start