Q:While direct democracy for presidential voting is a better idea, a total is democracy is a terrible idea. In a democracy the majority rules, meaning that if the majority decides they want your bike, they can take it. In a republic the minority is protected from things like that happening.
Where are you getting this from? Did your bachelor’s degree history teacher tell you this last year when he went on an off-topic rant about politics?
The majority will never vote that stealing bikes is okay because they themselves have a bike, have a friend that has a bike, or more dominantly people have moral codes that certain activities aren’t okay.
You’re not afforded any more protections under a republic; you’re actually afforded less because of terms, gerrymandering, interest groups, and political parties.
Q:The way I've heard it explained is that a republic is governed by rule of law and a democracy is majority rule. Which is great, except that majority rule often ends up as mob rule. Hence why we aren't a democracy.
I hate when people use the term “mob” to describe democracies, because it has such a negative connotation. The idea that certain people are going to lose rights or never get rights is bizarre and incorrect. We’d still have the constitution and we’d still have the amendments and we’d still have the judicial branch.
The only real concern is that we would become too bureaucratic and bogged down to function, and that’s very valid. But I do think we should definitely do direct democracy in the presidential election, and I also think we should lean slightly more towards democracy in how we vote on laws. Do I think every issue should be voted on by everyone? No of course not; there’s so many informal and mundane tasks our representatives do every day and I don’t think people want the political power to deal with them even if they had the chance.
Q:No no no no u cannot just rely on the majority to take into consideration the rights of minorities Women couldn't vote until the 20s Gay marriage has taken so long to become legalized you need to protect the rights of minorities always.
im arguing for direct democracy in presidential elections instead of the electoral college garbage. direct democracy is superior to electoral colleges in every way. this doesn’t really have anything to do with minorities but to address you, having a direct democracy instead of a republic is superior concerning minorities’ rights anyway, because republic representatives tend to only get elected if they have a strong central tendency. where are you getting the idea that if we had a direct democracy there would be no minority rights, because that isn’t going to happen
Q:Direct democracy? So minorities don't matter anymore?
people vote all the time in favor of giving rights to minorities…. why is there gay rights in states that have less than 50% gay people? it’s because straight people vote for gay rights. next
Q:What is your opinion on the electoral college system?
really sub-par. a remnant of a political system designed for 250 years ago. we should use direct democracy, because right now your vote only matters if you’re in a “battle-ground state”. what am I supposed to do if I actually want my vote to count, move to ohio?
e-mail your senator this ask post and get them to change the constitution
i HATE when theres a mystery to solve and i cant find my magnifying glass
Q:Can I have more examples on what is an extrovert? Still having trouble understanding it.
introverts: pet your dog
extroverts: throw an egg on the ground and step in it and get it all over their shoes
the year is 2022. government surveillance is at an all time high. in an effort to keep a minimum degree of privacy, everyone starts using typewriters again. typewriter sales go through the roof and i make a fortune because i invested heavily in typewriter stock in 2021