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Post Reply Which type of government would you prefer?
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20 / M / Norway
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Posted 10/7/13
There are of course many sub types to these 5. Feel free to post which sub type you would prefer and why.
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20 / M / The Bottom of the...
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Posted 10/7/13 , edited 10/7/13
There is a proverb from ancient greece that says something like, "What is better, a tyrannical democracy, or a benevolent tyrant?"
I think I prefer a benevolent tyrant. At least he has the interest of the people in mind, and he still admits to being a aristocrat.
But a government like ours is where they pretend to have the interests the people in mind, but they are really behaving like a tyrant.
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Posted 10/7/13
The problem isn't the system. It is the people who run it.
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17 / F / Hogwarts
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Posted 10/7/13 , edited 10/7/13
A good one.
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52 / M / In
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Posted 10/9/13

Morbidhanson wrote:

The problem isn't the system. It is the people who run it.

no the problem is the people who allow the system to be in place

No people should should fear it's government
Governments should fear it's people
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Posted 10/9/13

uncletim wrote:



No people should should fear it's government
Governments should fear it's people


Governments do fear their people.
That's why they are trying so hard to disarm them.
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22 / M / NJ, USA
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Posted 10/9/13 , edited 10/9/13
A democracy would give too much power to the unintelligent as they do outnumber the intellectuals. Socrates was executed by a majority's vote in an Athenian democracy. The people were furiated at the most intelligent man of all of Greece for questioning the gods. This is why democracy tends to fail.

Monarchies are terrible because the next of kin may be an incompetent leader.

Authoritarianism turns the nation into a police state. One man calls all the shots and he is less often incompetent. It is a little more better than a monarchy, but not by much.

An oligarchy, which is power given to only a few, is like a democracy, but because power is limited to only a few, they cannot represent or cater to the entire population. Also, historically, members of oligarchies tended to be elected through bribery and corruption.

A republic is the most reasonable system of government.
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21 / M / On the Court
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Posted 10/9/13
I heard Canada is awesome. Let's go to Canada.
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32 / F / Trost
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Posted 10/12/13
I don't know what any of the choice mean. Which one sucks the least? :/
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22 / M
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Posted 10/13/13
You forgot the sixth option, Anarchy.

I'd say go with a democracy.
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35 / M
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Posted 10/13/13
The founding fathers of America created a good model. The only problem is that the people elect idiots to run the country and interpret the constitution.
Posted 10/13/13 , edited 10/13/13
Centralized, hierarchy of humble, intellectual elites, who, through formal debates, decide laws and governing actions.

Each would be a specially chosen experts in all required disciplines of study for their positions.
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32 / M / "Spaaaaace!"
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Posted 10/14/13 , edited 8/15/15
I see Democracy and Republic are tied. I wonder how many of those votes for Democracy were from Americans that think the United States is a Democracy....
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26 / M / Canada
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Posted 10/15/13
I'm not sure I understand the distinction between a Republic and a Democracy. A republic is a democracy, where ruling officials are elected rather than appointed (vis-a-vis a monarchy, or authoritarianism).

I would personally prefer a minimalist laissez-faire government. The less control a government has over economic and civil liberties, the better. Within reason of course. Governments have a tendency to muck things up anytime they try to decide what's best for a private economy or the private lives of its citizens.

It's interesting to note that while we have a lot of real-world examples of republics, monarchies, totalitarian regimes, etc we don't have any real example of a libertarian style of government. People in power will naturally incline towards consolidating it rather than reducing it.




Ajcool33 wrote:

I heard Canada is awesome. Let's go to Canada.


Canada is awesome. Come on over, we have cake.
Posted 10/15/13

At the mental stage of development seems like democracy will do
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