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Monarchy, should we have a king?
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Best discussion I've seen on this forum.
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I'm tired of this stupid thread. lordseth23 already won the debate ages ago.
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You can do what you like. I already have a queen as my head of state. Honestly I'm more worried about the 'job performance' of my head of government.
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I guess the point I was challenging was economic freedom. regardless of politics, The ruling classes become wealthy, decadent and out of touch with the people. Therefore the legislation that they impose puts the masses beyond their financial means. I'm not saying that they do it conciously(in most cases) They just think "i'm doing well, so everyone is doing well". In the end the people are forced to live close to the edge of their financial means. Things that used to be luxurys have become nessecities. I'm not talkin cell phones and gaming consoles here , but I know I can build a house a lot cheaper if I wasn't constrained by building codes that were legislated by the rich.
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Bluesdad145 wrote:
I'm not talkin cell phones and gaming consoles here , but I know I can build a house a lot cheaper if I wasn't constrained by building codes that were legislated by the rich.


This!

By the way, everyone, my offer to be your king from a bunch of pages ago still stands.
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carsarelittle wrote:


Bluesdad145 wrote:
I'm not talkin cell phones and gaming consoles here , but I know I can build a house a lot cheaper if I wasn't constrained by building codes that were legislated by the rich.


This!

By the way, everyone, my offer to be your king from a bunch of pages ago still stands.


Only if you will make me chancellor
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Kings have always had wise counsel... Unless you're speaking of El'Shaddai who is King of Kings... Short & simple #true story
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monarchy is like warts in the ass, unwanted.
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I opt for a sexy queen. 100 year old Elizabeths aside.
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We shouldn't have any dedicated ruler at all, but in practice democracy has worked somewhat better than monarchies did. I think some of you guys are forgetting how bad a king can really get.
Posted 2/10/13

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I opt for a sexy queen. 100 year old Elizabeths aside.


rofl
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It's dumb to have someone rule just because they came out of a golden vagina
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If one king is good, more would be great - we should all be King!
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Taurelion wrote:

We shouldn't have any dedicated ruler at all, but in practice democracy has worked somewhat better than monarchies did. I think some of you guys are forgetting how bad a king can really get.

Personally, I'm in agreement; democracy may not be the best option, but being ruled by one is much chancier than being ruled by many.
It is funny though, how different peoples' points of view are. Not everybody has liked the idea of democracy:

A witticism attributed to Lycurgus, the legendary lawgiver of Sparta, was a response to a proposal to set up a democracy there: "Begin with your own family." (stolen off Wikipedia).
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Taurelion wrote:

We shouldn't have any dedicated ruler at all, but in practice democracy has worked somewhat better than monarchies did. I think some of you guys are forgetting how bad a king can really get.

Personally, I'm in agreement; democracy may not be the best option, but being ruled by one is much chancier than being ruled by many.
It is funny though, how different peoples' points of view are. Not everybody has liked the idea of democracy:

A witticism attributed to Lycurgus, the legendary lawgiver of Sparta, was a response to a proposal to set up a democracy there: "Begin with your own family." (stolen off Wikipedia).


You have inadvertently paraphrased Churchill, who stated that Democracy was the worst way to run a country... except for all the other ways.

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Posted 2/10/13
Lol @ having a king
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monarchy is a terrible idea one of the worst systems for ruling in mankind
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