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by romanv
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Ability to Formally Withhold Consent at Elections Leads to Real Democracy and Maximises the Common Good
Replies: 117
Views: 2660

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"That cant happen in a real democracy." In a real, or pure, democracy absolutely it can happen. A democracy wherein protection and safeguards exist (in the form of an individual-preserving constitution or charter, for example) isn't really 'democratic' cuz the majority 'will' is blunted or denied w...
by romanv
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Ability to Formally Withhold Consent at Elections Leads to Real Democracy and Maximises the Common Good
Replies: 117
Views: 2660

Re: The Ability to Formally Withhold Consent at Elections Leads to Real Democracy and Maximises the Common Good

3 people- 2 vote to make the 1 their slave... must obey the democratic process utopia -Imp Can't think of a better way to turn Wyoming into the nation's dump, err, landfill. The centralized federal government could even turn a profit and bury China's garbage in Wyoming. If North Korea had any garba...
by romanv
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Ability to Formally Withhold Consent at Elections Leads to Real Democracy and Maximises the Common Good
Replies: 117
Views: 2660

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Roman, I'm a big advocate for binding 'none of the above'. It should be on every ballot of every election from the federal clear down to the municipal. It'll never happen, though. Why? Cuz it makes too much damn sense, that's why. Cuz the folks who are supposed to be our employees will never sancti...
by romanv
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Ability to Formally Withhold Consent at Elections Leads to Real Democracy and Maximises the Common Good
Replies: 117
Views: 2660

Re: The Ability to Formally Withhold Consent at Elections Leads to Real Democracy and Maximises the Common Good

3 people- 2 vote to make the 1 their slave... must obey the democratic process utopia -Imp That cant happen in a real democracy. If the state derives its power from its citizens, that means citizens must have power to give, to have power they must be free. If they are free they must have rights eg ...
by romanv
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Ability to Formally Withhold Consent at Elections Leads to Real Democracy and Maximises the Common Good
Replies: 117
Views: 2660

The Ability to Formally Withhold Consent at Elections Leads to Real Democracy and Maximises the Common Good

Please critique. Background: I advocate for a 'None of the Above' (NOTA) option to be on the ballot based on it being a prerequisite for democratic elections. Definition of genuine representative democracy: The adherence to popular sovereignty, by which we mean, the authority of a state and its gove...
by romanv
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello Philosophers
Replies: 0
Views: 202

Hello Philosophers

Hello Philosophers I have only one topic that I am interested in, well I am interested in many things, but I joined this forum specifically to get feedback on a white paper I co-authored. My over riding passion, when it comes to politics, is to get an option that allows a voter withhold their consen...