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Old 07-02-2013, 12:40 AM
Location: Prepperland
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Eric X. Li: A tale of two political systems | Video on TED.com

This will turn your brain upside down - - - a lecture about the successful organization of government in one party China.

It also overturns assumptions and presumptions regarding the 'benefits' of universal suffrage and democracy, peddled around the world.

And he dispels myths about the one party system (which has ceased being dogmatic and Marxist) - - -
He shows that China is no longer
[] Operationally rigid
[] Politically closed, and
[] Morally illegitimate.

Of course, Americans are suffering from 'democracy' and would benefit from a return to a 'republican form.' Which begs the question : Can a republican form operate in a similar fashion regarding adaptability, merit based advancement, and generate prosperity without resorting to state owned or subsidized enterprises?
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:00 PM
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A critique of Eric X. Li’s “A tale of two political systems” | TED Blog

“. . . democracy is superior to every other political system so far invented by human beings. . . ”
I guess he was never told about the “republican form of government”. (Art.4, Sec.4, USCON)

No doubt you have heard the saying: America’s form of government is not perfect, but it’s the best there is. If that is true, why doesn’t any other nation ON EARTH have a republican form of government? Remember, a democracy, even a representative democracy, is NOT a republican form.

What is “BEST” about a republican form?

In the republican form, the people are the sovereigns, served by government.
In every other nation on Earth, the people are subjects, who serve their respective governments – elected or not.
THAT is the crucial difference.
AND that it is omitted from the education of most Americans is very curious.
GOVERNMENT (Republican Form of Government)- One in which the powers of sovereignty are vested in the people and are exercised by the people … directly
- - - Black’s Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition, P. 695
SUBJECT - One that owes allegiance to a sovereign and is governed by his laws.
...Men in free governments are subjects as well as citizens; as citizens they enjoy rights and franchises; as subjects they are bound to obey the laws. The term is little used, in this sense, in countries enjoying a republican form of government.
- - - Black's Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition, p. 1425
In countries like the USA, that ENJOY a republican form, men (people) are not presumed to be subjects. They are the sovereigns directly exercising the power of "self-government."
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