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Posted 1 year ago on March 30, 2013, 11:34 a.m. EST by anonymous ()
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[-] 3 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 1 year ago

havn't had much time ... to participate here... but I support this start

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[-] 2 points by LeoYo (5846) 1 year ago

Vermont?

It surprises me that Vermont is not a ballot initiative state.

[-] 1 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 1 year ago

1st realize democracy is the ideal but unleashing a largely ignorant body of people the power of mob rule can have unintended results. In order to have a true democracy you must have an electorate that is highly educated. Otherwise what you have is what we have now. Puppets and their puppet masters dictating to sheep. After careful and thoughtful analysis it is my belief that the best political system and economic would be a libertarian socialist syndicalist system with technocratic meritocratic guidance. How best to organize the governmental and social systems would have to be debated openly but it's pretty clear additional division of powers is needed for any future government to avoid the same fate at the same time you don't want the situation the first articles of confederation fostered. You need to retain enough central authority to enforce laws and regulations for the common good of the totality of the land. At the same time you want to keep regional autonomy and decision making in the hands of the people and out of the hands of business and autocrats as much as possible. However we can certainly attain a much more appropriate system which reduces the influence and possibility of fascism. Part of the key is the elimination of free trade and the implementation of fair trade and the outright banning or levying of taxes and tariffs on imported goods manufactured by multinational corporations who exploit people and the earth for profit it is ridiculous.

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[-] 2 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 1 year ago

At a very basic level economy drives politic. So creating a fair and democratic workplace is imperative. Part is the elimination of free trade and the other main part I see right now is the smashing of monopolies that pervade our society. This is where the heart of fascism beats. Also don't put too much faith in your fellow man you will end up very disappointed. Having a strong division of powers is essential. We do not want to end up like the Russians who had a democratic revolution that devolved into totalitarian dictatorship.

[-] 1 points by justiceforzim (-17) 1 year ago

Sadly, I see no correlation between edutation and wisdom in today's world. Direct democracy requires the latter.

[-] 0 points by occupyoccupy (10) 1 year ago

And beyond the federal level? Not? What about the global level?