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Forum Post: Direct Democracy - The Ultimate Troll Trap

Posted 8 years ago on Nov. 3, 2011, 3:40 p.m. EST by UPonLocal (309)
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America will be safe when:

a True participatory democracy that is in sync with our technologically advanced society is enacted, so that our Constitution and Republic may be upheld more maturely, and our social and infrastructure accomplishments will be accelerated by citizen involvement in a robust process of issue/solution development in a collective format.

Now. let's see who brings up false arguments For or Against this statement.

A list of most common fallacies is at bottom of this post.

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[-] 2 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 7 years ago

we should have something like the swiss system but adding a technocratic branch of government for the real problem solutions. this would be and academic and artistic body derived through meritocracy. i would like this to be a reality.

[-] 1 points by MonetizingDiscontent (1257) 8 years ago

If the United States can bank on line, then we can vote online.

If they want us to go fight a war for them? Let the PEOPLE vote.

If they want us to bailout their banker buddies? Let the PEOPLE vote.

If they want to make our natural milk illegal? Let the PEOPLE vote

[-] 1 points by UPonLocal (309) 8 years ago

When any of us use Logical Fallacies in our conversation...we become Trolls...and easily manipulated.

[-] 1 points by UPonLocal (309) 8 years ago
  • Ad Hominem (Personal Attack)
    • Bandwagon Fallacy
    • Fallacist’s Fallacy
    • Fallacy of Composition
    • Fallacy of Division
    • Gambler’s Fallacy
    • Genetic Fallacy
    • Irrelevant Appeals
      o Appeal to Antiquity / Tradition
      o Appeal to Authority
      o Appeal to Consequences
      o Appeal to Force
      o Appeal to Novelty
      o Appeal to Pity
      o Appeal to Popularity
      o Appeal to Poverty
      o Appeal to Wealth
    • Moralistic Fallacy
    • Naturalistic Fallacy
    • Red Herring
    • Weak Analogy
[-] 0 points by Coyote88 (-24) 7 years ago

Here's your first " false argument": please to tell how your democracy is better than any democracy in the past?

[-] 0 points by SparkyJP (1646) from Westminster, MD 7 years ago

If you're in favor of a participatory democracy, that creates a "Technology Branch" and a "Peoples' Branch" which is also the Executive Branch that enjoys full oversight and veto power; then I invite you to visit this site:


Note the diagram 2/3 down page labeled "Government 2.0"


[-] 0 points by alfi (469) 8 years ago

Oh thank you so very much for posting this. I was about to dig up my long lost Logic book so I can outline the fallacies and use them to fight off trolls - but i never did, you did it for us, thank you again.

[-] 2 points by UPonLocal (309) 8 years ago

UP on Local is Direct Democracy and Direct Democracy is here to serve the people.

Troll Killer = Direct Democracy