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Post time 2012-6-19 21:02:45 |Display all floors
expatter Post time: 2012-6-19 20:40
It is sad in some way that we can even discuss an idea like this and that a lot of the article ma ...

The reality is that democracy requires participation.

It requires citizens to be informed on the issues and long-term goals.

For the majority of people - it's too much.  It's too much to learn and comprehend.

Most people are too busy just trying to make a living.  Who has the time that is really required?

People say they want democracy, but the reality is, most our comfortable leaving it up to someone else.

But it's still the best system and our only safeguard against oppression.  If motivated enough, 'we the people' can make a change as opposed to feeling powerless.
  
Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.

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Post time 2012-6-19 21:21:38 |Display all floors
JFenix Post time: 2012-6-19 21:02
The reality is that democracy requires participation.

It requires citizens to be informed on the  ...

So true in some respects  ...............

But currently you can only change A for B  ..............

And those two horses are both owned by the same stable  ............   




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expatter Post time: 2012-6-19 21:21
So true in some respects  ...............

But currently you can only change A for B  ............ ...

Yep, I've always said it's like two waiters in the same restaurant.

In the end, you get served the same crap!
  
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JFenix Post time: 2012-6-19 22:24
Yep, I've always said it's like two waiters in the same restaurant.

In the end, you get served th ...

So true ..........

If only you had a choice of restaurants  ........

Things might change  ............   




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expatter Post time: 2012-6-19 22:28
So true ..........

If only you had a choice of restaurants  ........

It wouldn't, not really.

Changes do happen....just more slowly.

The mindset has to change first before you see any concrete changes.

And it takes generations to change a way of thinking.
  
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Post time 2012-6-19 22:39:37 |Display all floors
JFenix Post time: 2012-6-19 22:36
It wouldn't, not really.

Changes do happen....just more slowly.

My take on it is that your education and media are dumbing Americans down  .........

You may all have weapons but they are to guard against your neighbours only ..........   




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Post time 2012-6-19 22:42:56 |Display all floors
expatter Post time: 2012-6-19 22:39
My take on it is that your education and media are dumbing Americans down  .........

You may all  ...

Higher education is different.

All my kids are in college right now.  Even in math classes social issues are often discussed.

The scary thing is, that higher education is being labeled as 'liberal indoctrination' by some conservatives.

Send your kids to college and they'll stop believing in God and become some liberal hippy.  

But I support the teachers in encouraging students to question the world around them.
  
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