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  1. menageriekeeper

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    Much has been said about how Godless our country is and the comment was made that democracy is a dangerous thing.

    So the questions are:

    What kind of government, short of Christ's millenial reign, would you prefer to be ruled by?

    Who are you going to allow to be a citizen of this new country?


     
  2. drfuss

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    Democracy is a terrible form of government, but all the others are so much worse.
     
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    Seems like the early church favored communism, or at least communalism. Perhaps the Amish have government right, if not doctrine.

    peace to you:wavey:
     
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    You hit the nail on the head in your OP. Outside of Christ's rule everything else falls short and is imperfect.
     
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    I'd rather go with our system...a constitutional republic...than a democracy. "Mob rule" scares me, and my understanding of our founding fathers leads me to believe it scared them as well.
     
  6. menageriekeeper

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    (whine) Ya'll aren't supposed to agree with me! ;)


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    Okay then, what can we do to improve our government, keeping in mind a strict literal interpretation of the Constitution. (that might need to be the first improvement; that our judges stick to the actual words of the document and not the "intentions" of the writers)
     
  7. J. Jump

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    Personally I don't think Christians should involve themselves in governmental affairs. We are supposed to obey our leaders, as long as they are not in direct conflict with Scripture, and we are to pray for our leaders (have to admit I am HORRIBLE at this one), but that's about the extent of our invovlement in the government.

    Now is it wrong to vote, probably not, but I wouldn't have anything against someone who didn't either.

    We are aliens, foreigners in this land. We are to be in the world, but not of the world. No matter what governmental system is in place it is worldly.

    That should add some heat to your discussion :)
     
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    Except, I would like to dump the electoral college... It's an outdated concept.
     
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    I do not believe that a certain form of government is required by the Bible.
    All governments are required to uphold God's law though.
    Government is not to be an economic force, it's only function is the punish the evil doer and protect the law abiding citizen.

    So much today is placed on how well the economy does with a particular governor or president but there are a few words for when the government gets involved with business and the economy: Socialism, Communism, and Fascism.
    unfortunately, we have a lot of all three today.
     
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    Bad idea. Without the EC, the five largest cities in the US could easily control the Fed.
     
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    :laugh: A country of my own... Tinyland.

    I'm the dictator, only those that submit to my authority will be allowed to live there.

    BB is mandatory, and any mention of C/A will get you banished to one of the other baptist boards.:laugh: :praise: :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Only problem is the 5 largest cities would not all vote the same. This BB would not all vote the same so I don't see the problem.
     

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