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If you had to choose, what form of government would you prefer to live in?

Discussion in 'Polls Forum' started by BigBossman, May 5, 2009.

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  1. Total anarchy

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    36.4%
  2. Socialist dictatorship

    7 vote(s)
    63.6%
  1. BigBossman

    BigBossman New Member

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    You only get two choices on this one: total anarchy or a soicalist dictatorship. You only get to choose from one extreme of the political spectrum or the other extreme: the far left being a socialist dictatorship or far right being total anarchy.

    Do you believe that you can better take care of yourself without the government?

    Or

    Do you believe that the government can better take care of you better than yourself?

    I believe that I can better care for myself than the government can. So, I would prefer to live under anarchy than I would to live in a strict dictatorship where the government controls everything.
     
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  2. Rippon

    Rippon Well-Known Member

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    I don't want to live in any form of government. talk about the ever-increasing encroachment of government! I prefer to live under a Democratic Republic.
     
  3. BigBossman

    BigBossman New Member

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    I agree with you becuase I would too. This is hypothetical. If your options were limited to either or which would it be?
     
  4. sag38

    sag38 Active Member

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    Neither!!!!!!
     
  5. Jim1999

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    Democratic socialism. I can't select either of the options. Democratic socialism is democracy with social responsibility.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  6. StefanM

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    Socialist dictatorship. I live in a very violent city. I'd be dead before nightfall in anarchy.
     
  7. 4His_glory

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    Socialist dictatorship- Even a bad government is better than no government.
     
  8. Marcia

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    Anarchy is not just no government - it can be no hierarchy or authority of any kind.

    One of the synonyms of anarchy is lawlessness. Does that remind anyone of something? It should.

    The anarchy symbol (a sylized "A") is used by radical (usually violent) elements, some people in Satanism, and was once a symbol found in punk culture.
     
  9. historyb

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    Monarchy - I've been a closet Monarchist for awhile :)
     
  10. JohnDeereFan

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    If those are my only two choices, then I choose anarchy any day of the week.

    Anarchy allows for liberty, socialism doesn't, as we're quickly seeing here.
     
  11. BigBossman

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    Yeah, I remember in school, I'd see other kids walking around with the "A" in a circle with cross bar inside of the "A" slighty longer than usual. I think most of them were just punks & nothing more. I've never seen or heard of it in Satanism, but I'm sure it possible.

    Again, I want to stress that, I don't like either one. I just feel that I can better protect myself than the government can. I personally, believe that a society needs rules to function. Without them, there is total lawlessness. I would be prepared to defend myself, if such an event were to occur.

    The same also goes for dictatorships. If a Hugo Chavez, a Fidel Castro, an Adolf Hitler, or any other socialist dictator took over. I'd be prepared to defend myself. Granted, I probably wouldn't last very long. I know I'd easily be outnumbered & outgunned.

    I'd have to say that I agree with Rippon about prefering a Democratic Republic.
     
  12. JohnDeereFan

    JohnDeereFan Active Member

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    With what?
     
  13. BigBossman

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    Anything I can get my hands on (guns, pitchforks, knives, sticks, or rocks); Whatever is at my disposal. Of course nothing beats an improvised booby trap.
     
  14. I Am Blessed 24

    I Am Blessed 24 Active Member

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    Can't vote on this one. Should have had another option...
     
  15. Jon-Marc

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    The only thing I need the government for is to send me my pension. Otherwise, I want them to stay out of my life unless I need something else from them.
     
  16. Marcia

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    There's not much time to enjoy liberty when people are stealing your car, invading your house, maybe killing you or whatever. There is no retraint of law or authority with anarchy.

    Ever seen "A Clockwork Orange" or read the book? That is sort of what anarchy might look like, on a small scale.

    Some of the people who smashed windows in Seattle and recently here in DC label themselves as anarchists.

    Anarchy is not liberty; it's oppression by the most violent, criminal, and aggressive elements of society.
     
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    An ochlocracy :)
     
  18. JohnDeereFan

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    So, which is worse: having the liberty to create wealth and own property, but have to defend that wealth and property? Or not having that liberty in the first place and living under the thump of a socialist government?

    I can't speak for you, but I would much rather have the first.

    Besides, I believe that anarchy cannot last long. You've also got to remember that anarchy doesn't mean a lack of morality, just a lack of government authority.

    I'm not an anarchist by any stretch of the imagination, but I do know some anarchist and I'd trust them more than I trust most Republicans or any Democrats.

    I disagree.
     
  19. Tom Bryant

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    Neither, both destroy freedom.
     
  20. Marcia

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    I doubt you know any anarchists. They do not believe in any authority of any kind.

    As I said, anarchy is not just no government; it's no authority or hierarchy. Iow, no one is in charge.

    Maybe you are thinking of libertarians?
     
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