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Is this still a democracy? You be the judge
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Is this still a democracy? You be the judge
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Is this still a democracy? You be the judge

http://www.ipolitics.ca/2012/04/27/lawre...the-judge/

Not to be facetious, but isn’t it time to find a new name for our system of government? Aren’t we being rather generous in still calling the operation in Ottawa a democracy? Isn’t it a bit like calling the Maple Leafs a hockey team or Vladimir Putin Aristotelian?

Real democracies, as we learned in high school, are supposed to be open and tolerant of dissent and have checks and balances and run fair elections. Those kinds of things.

But anyone who scrolls through recent media, conservative media included, might be forgiven for concluding that we have something more closely resembling the opposite. Something more akin to billy-club governance. Think of the ironclad controls, the scorning of accountability, the censorship, the smearing of opponents, the power unto one. The abuses are not just opposition talk. They’re writ large in Auditor-Generals’ reports, in internal documents and journalists’ investigations. Some of the abuses have happened in other governments but have they ever happened on the scale we’ve seen from this crowd?
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RE: Is this still a democracy? You be the judge
Quote:Canada is a federal state that is governed as a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy with Queen Elizabeth II as head of state.

Hmm. Could that be your problem?

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RE: Is this still a democracy? You be the judge
Bagatell  Wrote: (04-27-2012 11:53 PM)
Quote:Canada is a federal state that is governed as a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy with Queen Elizabeth II as head of state.

Hmm. Could that be your problem?

Not really, the Queen is just a figurehead, so the problem is deeper than that.
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RE: Is this still a democracy? You be the judge
The past 20 years I've been hearing in the media, especially the radio, that democracy is something bad and now I believe it

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RE: Is this still a democracy? You be the judge
Democracy is just the many being ruled by the few. Who the hell wants to live under that?
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RE: Is this still a democracy? You be the judge
LoP Guest  Wrote: (04-28-2012 12:18 AM)
Democracy is just the many being ruled by the few. Who the hell wants to live under that?

We never were a democracy. Technically, we are called a "representative republic". Look it up.
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RE: Is this still a democracy? You be the judge
feverpitch  Wrote: (04-28-2012 12:31 AM)
LoP Guest  Wrote: (04-28-2012 12:18 AM)
Democracy is just the many being ruled by the few. Who the hell wants to live under that?

We never were a democracy. Technically, we are called a "representative republic". Look it up.

Boom

Can u feel the tension
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RE: Is this still a democracy? You be the judge
LoP Guest  Wrote: (04-28-2012 01:01 AM)
feverpitch  Wrote: (04-28-2012 12:31 AM)
LoP Guest  Wrote: (04-28-2012 12:18 AM)
Democracy is just the many being ruled by the few. Who the hell wants to live under that?

We never were a democracy. Technically, we are called a "representative republic". Look it up.

Boom

Can u feel the tension

Yeah, why did everything get so quiet?
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RE: Is this still a democracy? You be the judge
smerve  Wrote: (04-28-2012 12:15 AM)
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Fukin'a
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RE: Is this still a democracy? You be the judge
No. Democracy is a fraud anyway
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RE: Is this still a democracy? You be the judge
feverpitch  Wrote: (04-28-2012 01:09 AM)
LoP Guest  Wrote: (04-28-2012 01:01 AM)
feverpitch  Wrote: (04-28-2012 12:31 AM)
We never were a democracy. Technically, we are called a "representative republic". Look it up.

Boom

Can u feel the tension

Yeah, why did everything get so quiet?

I was rolling a joint. Now I'm ready to get loud, and light this thing. chuckle
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RE: Is this still a democracy? You be the judge
LoP Guest  Wrote: (04-28-2012 01:13 AM)
feverpitch  Wrote: (04-28-2012 01:09 AM)
LoP Guest  Wrote: (04-28-2012 01:01 AM)
Boom

Can u feel the tension

Yeah, why did everything get so quiet?

I was rolling a joint. Now I'm ready to get loud, and light this thing. chuckle

Guy Fawkes, is that you?
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