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User avatar #100 - chrolt (04/23/2013) [-]
Democracy is a horrible way to run a country, but it's the best we've got.
#104 to #100 - angelusprimus (04/23/2013) [-]
Democracy is a great way to run a country. Its just a horrible way to run an Empire, and most countries are empires for all intentes and purposes.
We have grown too big for democraty. When individual vote is worth next to nothing, so is an individual to the system. What we have today is not democracy anyhow. We have a representative oligarchy that pulls its power far more from non representative buerocraty and corporate financial support, then voters.
Far superior system would be a loose confederacy of democratic city-states with open trade, common currency, common military and open immigration borders.
User avatar #107 to #104 - thegorn (04/23/2013) [-]
Like the EU?
#111 to #107 - angelusprimus (04/23/2013) [-]
Nah, EU is a bureaucratic nightmare. Its an union of small petty empires all pushing for advantage through central, restrictive bureaucracy. All of them too large to run efficiently in the first place.
Whats needed is a weak union, with almost no bureaucracy, running only basic things. Strong small local government dealing with everything on local level, small population with vested interest to keep local government in check and ability of people to vote on their feet and leave places if they are ****** run.
User avatar #122 to #111 - reginleif ONLINE (04/23/2013) [-]
We already tried that, the confederate system was a huge failure. The Federal government is simply more efficient, and well run states would undoubtedly put restrictions on immigration....they may as well be different countries.
#123 to #122 - angelusprimus (04/23/2013) [-]
no it was never attempted. Not even close.
City states, not states as now, because each state with spread out territory is a mini empire. Efficiency of central governments is horrible, because bureaucracy grows to incredible size and then expands to meets demands of expanding bureaucracy.
You govern on a small scale to deal with problems on local level thus directly responsible to the voter and use modern transport and communication to keep economy on massive scale.
System more similar to old swiss confederacy, then modern empire democracy.
And btw, Confederate states of USA were confederacy in name only. By their constitution and de facto centralist government they were a federation.
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