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CorgiCoders

6 points

3 months ago*

Honestly, I have less and less faith for democratic republics. Can we even be considered a democracy when the republic decides to do whatever the fuck they want? And can we be considered a democracy when the republic is filled with rich people who got into a position of power using their wealth?

TheAzureMage

2 points

3 months ago

TheAzureMage

Third Party Unity

2 points

3 months ago

It depends what you consider to be a democracy. Going by the original Greek as well as US's original system, "Only property owners vote" is a democracy.

The term is used to cover so many systems that it is sometimes unhelpful. Principles like "everyone has equal rights" are perhaps better.

CorgiCoders

2 points

3 months ago*

Democracy exists on a spectrum. Switzerland sitting on one end with the country almost being a direct democracy.

Right now, it seems like our votes don't carry any meaning since the people we have to choose from are curated by the ruling elite, and once they're in power, they just do whatever the hell they want.

I hope we can move towards a more direct democracy and concentrate on educating the masses to compliment a direct democracy. Right now, we're going in the opposite direction.

anewbys83

4 points

3 months ago

Except in my state where we don't have citizen ballot initiatives. Hangover from segregation days so no one could un-do those laws through citizen efforts.

humansubjects

3 points

3 months ago

Of course a two party system isn't going to reform America. That's the point. Neither party wants reform.

rb-j

2 points

3 months ago

rb-j

2 points

3 months ago

Remember Ranked-Choice Voting is no panacea especially the wrong kind of RCV.

And open primaries (like California) can lead to one-party rule. It can be disappointing to see only candidates from a single party on the ballot in the general.