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Old 08-17-2019, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Sandy Springs)
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People don't elect the President, STATES DO. The people in each state vote, and then Electors are appointed by the state, and counted. Do you not know this? We are not a Democracy, we are a Constitutional Representative Republic and a collection of STATES. The less populace STATES wanted to make sure they wouldn't get steam rolled by the MOB.
We are a representative democracy, specifically a republic, which is one such form of democracy.

Cons frequently confuse direct democracy with the broader definition.
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Old 08-17-2019, 01:27 PM
 
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Once again we are a constitutional republic not democracy i guess your school didn't teach you that!
A constitutional republic that uses the Democratic process to elect its leaders

all but one

Fake President Trump
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Old 08-17-2019, 01:27 PM
 
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Nope. People are advocating for it on CD regularly and many liberal cities have defacto open border laws.
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Old 08-17-2019, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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Derp derpetty derp derp
Didn't do well in civics class I take it?
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Old 08-17-2019, 01:28 PM
 
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We are a representative democracy, specifically a republic, which is one such form of one.
Yes and you don't have to get rid of the Electoral College either

you just have to make it directly contingent on the population

Fake president trump
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Old 08-17-2019, 01:29 PM
 
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We are a representative democracy, specifically a republic, which is one such form of democracy.

Cons frequently confuse direct democracy with the broader definition.
Do you want a pure democracy where all laws and regulations are put to a popular vote?
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Old 08-17-2019, 01:29 PM
 
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Didn't do well in civics class I take it?
Wow that is a very compelling argument

going to have to concede to you on that one

JK

Fake president trump
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Old 08-17-2019, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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wow that is a very compelling argument
GIGO i
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Old 08-17-2019, 01:31 PM
 
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Yes and you don't have to get rid of the Electoral College either

you just have to make it directly contingent on the population

Fake president trump
Do you want every vote to count for every decision or do you just want a system where Trump didn't win?
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Old 08-17-2019, 01:31 PM
 
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Do you want a pure democracy where all laws and regulations are put to a popular vote?
You mean a democratic vote??

yes that sounds excellent

You see under a democratic vote the people are held responsible for their actions

If you allow a minority to rollover a majority the majority of people can say hey I didn't vote for that guy I have plausible deniability and thus are not responsible

Hold the country responsible for its voting record
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