Design your democracy, what laws would you pass, what would you include in
The things I've taken away from my readings on the subject are phrases like sovereignty of the individual, tyranny of the majority, and elective despotism. So first of all, my government would protect individual rights.If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself. A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government; but experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions.
- http://www.house.gov/Ethics/ethicschap1.html [Broken]
Hence self-perpetuating government? What if all four candidates end up having the exact same policies and personae as each other, and unsuprsingly, as the majority of the Representatives?1. There will be four candidates to run for president and each would receive equal funding, no more, no less. The candidates are to be selected by the House of representatives. What ever candidate recieves the majority of the US vote wins.
4. I would privatize all education....
These two goals are blatantly contradictory. Education is by necessity expensive; look at private schools here and now, a majority of the country could not reasonably afford to pay ~10k per year for K-12. You'd have an illiterate country, with millions of kids never learning to read. Oh, and "countries" is a plural, not a possessive.13. I would work hard at making my countries Intelligence the best in the world.
What's "AA"?2. I would extend the idea of equal protection under the law to mean equal rights for everyone. In other words, things like AA would be illegal.
The Bill of Rights already is the list of untouchable, federally enforced rights, and powers not granted to congress are already given explicitly to the States.5. I would limit the powers of the federal government on issues like abortion. To do this I would make the bill of rights the federally protected rights...all other individual rights are at left to the states to control.
Who'd reelect you?7. I would make SUV's get federal registration and tax the hell out of it to the point that no one save for the very rich would own one.
I am saying that the person with the most popular charter, would be votedGale17 said:so, you're talking about a democratic republic then. in a true democracy, everyone would vote on everything, and there really wouldn't be a leader at all.
Meh.rachmaninoff said:Echo 6 - you're hardly describing a "democracy" - sounds more like facism to me.
You wouldn't have to use it unless attacked or you knew someone was being attacked. You'll be missed.smurf said:-Well it certainly doesn't seem liberal, I wouldn't want to live in a country where Firearm use and ownership is mandatory.
I had no idea I had to defend my laws....rachmaninoff said:Hence self-perpetuating government? What if all four candidates end up having the exact same policies and personae as each other, and unsuprsingly, as the majority of the Representatives?
I never said it would not be compulsory to have education and I never said was cheap. I said I would privatize it. And, I would establish a system where everyone, even the poorest, could get an education. But it would not be free.These two goals are blatantly contradictory. Education is by necessity expensive; look at private schools here and now, a majority of the country could not reasonably afford to pay ~10k per year for K-12. You'd have an illiterate country, with millions of kids never learning to read. Oh, and "countries" is a plural, not a possessive.
Affirmative action....What's "AA"?
Yeah right....most of the rights on the bill of rights have been infrigined upon. I would make it so that this could not be done and I would leave all other rights not listed in the bill of rights up to the states. Such as abortion, drinking age, drugs, what have you...The Bill of Rights already is the list of untouchable, federally enforced rights, and powers not granted to congress are already given explicitly to the States.
1 through 10: Why?Bladibla said:1. ANY form of protest is banned
2. Bunking school is a death sentence
3. Goths wannabes are apprporiate reason for execution
4. Hippies are wanted as criminals
5. All religion is banned.
6. 'National' parties will be burned down
7. Vegetarians will be made to farm their own food, and are banned from any mechanical influences
8. R+B music, Rock music, and goth music is BANNED. Penalty:death.
9. There will be more violas players encouraged
10. Womens right to vote taken away.