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  •  I'm a bit of a populist (0+ / 0-)

    We need a bit more mob rule elements in our form of government.

    •  If you look at history at all.... (5+ / 0-)

      you'd know that quite often, what you claim to promote is a really, really bad idea.

    •  So you wish for anarchy? That is "mob rule" you do (5+ / 0-)

      understand that right?

      BTW, we do not have a democracy, we have a Republic.

      That "mob rule" could be used against your neighbors because they are adulterers, sinners or Black, Hispanic, Asian or "god forbid" do understand what lynch mobs are right?

      No, I don't want no stinking democracy, thanks anyways...

      Soon we'd have "might makes right" mentality...your bullied child could/would be at the mercy of those stronger than them. Heck we'd be at the mercy of the most powerful military in the history of the world...Oppps...scratch that last one...we are with the signing of the NDAA...

      Dang it all...

      See where your "mob rule" can lead??? How do you propose to prevent this???

      -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

      by gerrilea on Sun Jan 08, 2012 at 08:14:54 PM PST

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      •  I understand perfectly (0+ / 0-)

        I don't propose to guarantee preventing any of those scenarios.  It's a necessary risk that such things can happen.

        I think we should be more democratic than we are, that we should consider abandoning the Electoral College for the presidency, that we should have a more proportional legislature, that we should have universal voter registration.

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