• CableMonster@lemmy.ml
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    6 days ago

    How about a constitutional republic?

    And looking at the worst case scenerio of a political system is exactly what you should do

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      How about a constitutional republic?

      North Korea is a constitutional republic. And Iran. And China. And Russia. And Nazi Germany was. That means nothing. It’s just another GOP dog whistle.

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          Yes they are so. Anybody who thinks the Shah is in power in Iran, the Tsar rules Russia, the Emperor still rules China, and the Kaiser still runs Germany, is not paying attention to current events.

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      And looking at the worst case scenerio of a political system is exactly what you should do

      That’s a strawman version of my words and you know it. A lynch mob is not actually a valid example of a democracy without simplifying literally every part of it, in the same way that a death cult shouldn’t be considered a valid simplification of communism.

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        A lynch mob is an exaggerated example but it is a perfect analogy. Its more like “democracy is when minorities are legally discriminated against and abused.”

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      1. Who writes the constitution?
      2. How do we know the constitution is good?
      3. What do we do if the constitution is bad?
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        Sure a constitution could be bad, but its the best political document that can last the longest period of time. You could make a constitution that is bad but then the smaller units of the government should not agree.

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          The US has a constitution that is bad (slavery is legal). That’s also why it was amended many times. Via a democratic process by the way.

          Other democraties also have constitutions which they amend and revise regularly to expand rights and guide legislation.

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            I love it, you dont even know why slavery was not prohibited in the constitution. Before you comment you should learn basic history.

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              You don’t even know the difference between a republic and a democracy. Why do you think you know anything better?

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          I didn’t ask a hypothetical question. Do you have the answer for those 3 questions?

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            Those questions are too open ended to answer. If we narrow it down to america then;

            1. Smart respected people that have studied history and politics.

            2. You cant know for sure, but it is the best system possible for what is available.

            3. It can go bad, and if it does then you need to change it, which the ability to do that helps to make it a good constitution.

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              You gave me non answers.

              1. Yes we need smart people everywhere not just in politics. Be it doctors, accountants, engineers, clerks, elctricians and everywhere else. So when it comes writing the constitution, how do you select these smart people?
              2. So your answer is you don’t know you’d just accept and believe what the “smart people” tell you?
              3. So who changes the constitution? Same smart people who wrote the bad constitution? Do you need a new set of smart people? If so how do you select these new people?

              Have you given any serious thought to what you’re advocatong for?

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                You are asking me to write a book long response in a post. I am just advocating for what america had before the system got looted.

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                  Nah I am just asking you to show that you have substance behind your words. Without proof that you’ve done your homework, your words are surface level and aren’t worth anything.

                  And you have a new claim that the system got looted. When did that happen? Do you know the difference between then and now or is this again a surface level claim?

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                    Of course this is all surface level, its like under 100 words.

                    When the state started to get looted has been a long time, maybe since we got off the gold standard for good in 1971(?) or perhaps when the non elected officials started to run things and kill people. “AGAIN WITH YOUR CLAIMS!!!” Yeah I get it, there is a lot here and if you are interested there are lots of people that go into depth on each of these subjects.