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by madmin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: World
Topic: Direct Democracy is mob rule
Replies: 111
Views: 2705

Re: Direct Democracy is mob rule

if you want some questions: 1) do you think there is too much money in politics, and corruption not serving the best interests of the population because of it? 2) and if so, how do you propose we improve the situation? 3) if the many manage to sway the situation so they are served better, isn't that...
by madmin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: World
Topic: Direct Democracy is mob rule
Replies: 111
Views: 2705

Re: Direct Democracy is mob rule

but i believe it is easier to influence a limited number of politicians than an entire nation of people
by madmin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: World
Topic: Direct Democracy is mob rule
Replies: 111
Views: 2705

Re: Direct Democracy is mob rule

like i said before, i think certain decision making can be more regionalised. if people in a city wanna smoke dope, or walk around naked, let them. too much centralised power, which i believe opens things to abuse. most people are reasonably capable of managing their own households, so why do so man...
by madmin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: World
Topic: Direct Democracy is mob rule
Replies: 111
Views: 2705

Re: Direct Democracy is mob rule

i think war is bad and that the US industrial military complex has gotten out of control and needs to be hemmed in. why shouldn't tax payers who end up paying for it not have more of a say in it? cant think of any questions, i just feel i've been defending my idea against practicallly everyone and d...
by madmin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: World
Topic: Direct Democracy is mob rule
Replies: 111
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: 111
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: 111
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: 111
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: 111
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: 111
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...