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Propaganda [Pic]. The media is manipulating facts to influence the public? What`s next, the government spying on people?
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FredSpudman
Male, 18-29, Europe
 606 Posts
Saturday, March 15, 2014 5:00:29 PM
Is it impossible for a democracy to be a republic?

BuckeyeJoe
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 26 Posts
Saturday, March 15, 2014 3:44:36 PM
@Gerry1of1

I must disagree, the USA is filled with MEs and YOUs, and not much US. That is the problem. Whether you're a "can do" or a "gimme" kinda guy, real success/happiness is a team sport, and this generation has forgotten that.

Do not feel bad for me Gerry, I am white, male, and un-poor. I have reasonable self-awareness (I guess), take inventory regularly, and enjoy a deliberate life. I mean, poo, just having the first two of these gives me an insane advantage!

I feel bad for the folks who are fooled on a regular basis. Some still believe the Earth is flat, and crop circles are made by aliens. Such poor methods of thought must surely negatively inform future action.


OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 13422 Posts
Saturday, March 15, 2014 12:23:34 PM
Is it impossible for a democracy to be a republic?

Yes. You are either governed by the rule of the mob, or you are governed by the rule of law. You can't have it both ways.

Democracy is 2 wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for lunch.

Representative democracy is 51 wolves and 49 sheep electing a lunch committee.

SmagBoy1
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4161 Posts
Saturday, March 15, 2014 4:35:35 AM
Gerry, I love you and your ornery self, but, just to be clear, people have been talking "the decline of our country" and "how much better things *used* to be" for thousands of years.

This quote is attributed to Socrates, "Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers."

And even it was an invention of , Kenneth John Freeman, for his Cambridge dissertation published in 1907, it's still well over 100 years old. We`re a great, amazing, wonderful country and our "problems" are no different (not really) than any that there`ve ever been in any generation.

Hope the beer was good.

FredSpudman
Male, 18-29, Europe
 606 Posts
Saturday, March 15, 2014 3:46:46 AM
Is it impossible for a democracy to be a republic?

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