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  •  That is a thoughtful answer. (0+ / 0-)

    I agree about direct democracy. A government that is more representative of the people it serves is unquestionably better.

    I particularly like what you said about delegates returning to seek instructions. I think it can be easy to lose sight of the fact that the government is a servant of the people and exists solely for our benefit.

    In that light, it is particularly off putting to think about when the government acts like it's the other way.

    Eric Holder's decision to not prosecute the banks becomes even more disgusting. Holder serves us, for our benefit, yet he refuses to perform his duty at the moment when we rely on him the most. I think it is disgraceful.

    So, the reason for my question is that you are obviously disenchanted with capitalism (Why the capital c?), a sentiment which often seems coupled with a desire for larger government. What am I missing?

    •  There are many varieties of anti-capitalists. (0+ / 0-)

      I'm an anarchist.  I see the State and Capitalism as wielders of authority against the people, usually in concert.

      As for the capital "C" for Capitalism, it's personal quirk, an effort to get people to understand as an alien system that oppresses them, not as a neutral description of a system to which there is no alternative.

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