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Thread #147991   Message #3434152
Posted By: sciencegeek
10-Nov-12 - 10:18 AM
Thread Name: BS: Election of the US President
Subject: RE: BS: Election of the US President
Beachcomber, democracy is not something that you push a button & it takes care of itself. self government means that everyone has stake and needs to take care of their part of it.

If you don't want to participate, there are plenty of totalitarian regimes that would love to take over... but do you really want to live like that? ask a Syrian who is fighting for their basic rights what they think...

the conservative right wants to turn our democracy into a oligarchy, but they lost out ... this time... don't think that they don't hope to ultimately undermine the constitution...