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#73 - sphinxe (05/16/2013) [-]
Religion and politics.    
   
Just don't go there.   
   
No.
Religion and politics.

Just don't go there.

No.
#13 - felixjarl ONLINE (05/15/2013) [-]
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
Sir Winston Churchill
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User avatar #252 to #234 - abysmalshadow (05/16/2013) [-]
That's kind of the point of the statement.
User avatar #274 to #13 - adu ONLINE (05/20/2013) [-]
All that quote does is create an argument for Anarchism, which isn't a form of government.
User avatar #275 to #274 - felixjarl ONLINE (05/20/2013) [-]
I disagree. I find it a quote that is bolstering the position of democracy.
User avatar #117 to #13 - secondman (05/16/2013) [-]
democracy is an awful system, but it's the best one we have.
#150 to #117 - nightstar (05/16/2013) [-]
Who is we? America sure doesn't have it.
#1 - tacomanofthenorth (05/15/2013) [-]
My friends every now and again bring up politics into conversation. But honestly , they are great guys , but about 4/5's of what they claim to know about politics is rehashed 			*******		 facebook 			****		 that says we hould live without politicians . And then they just keep repeating that all politicians are assholes and thieves etc. They have no other argument or opinion to state . i 			*******		 hate talking about politics , cos the person i talk to is either too stupid to think for himself , or "too smart" to accept any opinion other than his own .
My friends every now and again bring up politics into conversation. But honestly , they are great guys , but about 4/5's of what they claim to know about politics is rehashed ******* facebook **** that says we hould live without politicians . And then they just keep repeating that all politicians are assholes and thieves etc. They have no other argument or opinion to state . i ******* hate talking about politics , cos the person i talk to is either too stupid to think for himself , or "too smart" to accept any opinion other than his own .
#243 to #1 - anon (05/16/2013) [-]
True communism would be the best way to go, only problem is that human nature makes it a tad impossible to achieve.
User avatar #120 to #1 - spysappinmysasha (05/16/2013) [-]
well, as an American, I am speaking on behalf of my knowledge of America and its politics so dont think that my next statments are going to include politics of another country.

Well, the way I see it, in America ther is this giant lie about the land of the free and the government is supposed to be there to serve the people.

I claim that is bull **** . The fact that people have mistrust in their own country means that at some point lies and thieves were responsible for our mistrust. And the fact that they cannot secure our trust is proof that some shady business is constantly going on. If the people cant figure out why our country is at war, than something shady is going on.

Long story short, if we cant immediately trust our government, than there is reason to not trust them.

that is all.
#246 to #120 - anon (05/16/2013) [-]
People who are thumbing this down are stupid. The average American is a lovely person (way better than the average Canadian is my 12 year experience of them) but your government is shadier than a hobo driving a van offering kids free candy.
User avatar #4 to #1 - douthit (05/15/2013) [-]
You mean anarchism?
#48 to #1 - anon (05/15/2013) [-]
I lived in the south during the healthcare debate (in the US) and didn't have any health insurance. My dad got really sick but couldn't go to the dr because we couldn't afford it and I was still called a yankee...
#2 to #1 - anon (05/15/2013) [-]
You are not alone.
#148 to #1 - nightstar (05/16/2013) [-]
rehashed facebook 			****		 you say?
rehashed facebook **** you say?
#149 to #1 - anon (05/16/2013) [-]
I think that once you get an understanding of how government and who is running it, you already begin to form ideas of your own/how you want to vote on issues. To disagree with someone's political ideals is no biggie. It's just your affiliation. The idea of political conversation is basically to discuss and argue and very rarely agree.
User avatar #183 to #1 - sunice (05/16/2013) [-]
"too smart to accept any other opinion" does that mean you dont accept theirs either?
User avatar #251 to #183 - tacomanofthenorth (05/16/2013) [-]
i meant that regardless of what their opinion is , whether i accpet it or decide to argue against it , it evolves into either - Good you agree , let me go on and on for 2 hours , or - omg how can you be so stupid , my way is clearly the best cos i read a blog about it on tumblr ! And etc .
#3 to #1 - mattkingg **User deleted account** (05/15/2013) [-]
i don't talk about politics with my friends, mainly because i am aware that i don't know **** about it. although i hope to learn more about it before i can legally vote (i'm 17)
User avatar #11 to #1 - failtolawl ONLINE (05/15/2013) [-]
It gets worse when you become a Political Science major and have to listen to so much BS
#14 to #1 - Jameshaich (05/15/2013) [-]
Some dude on my facebook claims to be an "Anarchist". Whilst living in government housing and it is living on government money because he failed college.
#15 to #14 - tacomanofthenorth (05/15/2013) [-]
HFW i guess
#91 to #14 - cycloneclone (05/16/2013) [-]
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#198 - majortomcomics (05/16/2013) [-]
He admitted it is not the best system, it's the best we've got. He was the biggest conservative in history, I don't know why anyone would interpret him as a democracy hater.
#238 to #198 - anon (05/16/2013) [-]
Most Conservatives are pro-Republic actually. Most of the founding fathers would be considered conservatives today, and nearly none of them actually wanted a true Democracy. Even those on the radical "left" back then would fall under Neoconservative.
#230 to #198 - anon (05/16/2013) [-]
"Bitches aint tricks" - Gandhi
#127 - hammarhead (05/16/2013) [-]
SPOILER ALERT; This is what all the fj'ers look like discussing their own governments.    
How can the gradient from intellect to ignorance be so vast?
SPOILER ALERT; This is what all the fj'ers look like discussing their own governments.
How can the gradient from intellect to ignorance be so vast?
User avatar #7 - pizzapastasaurous (05/15/2013) [-]
As an English citizen I completely agree with Sir Winston Churchill.
Please dont bomb me America
#24 to #7 - dwarfman (05/15/2013) [-]
Fine don't cry to us when the Deutsch have you blockaded and starving again.
#177 to #24 - dwarfman (05/16/2013) [-]
Huh more supporting evidence for my theory on the Brits: They're amongst the most butthurt of all the internet's denizens.
Huh more supporting evidence for my theory on the Brits: They're amongst the most butthurt of all the internet's denizens.
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User avatar #138 to #7 - aysitlo (05/16/2013) [-]
American here, completely agree as well. In fact, Thomas Jefferson also wrote about the dangers of a democracy where the public wasn't sufficiently informed to vote.
#83 to #7 - golbot (05/16/2013) [-]
As an American who has read Plato and Kant, id have to agree with you AND Sir Winston Churchill. People are too stupid to know what is best for the country.
User avatar #174 to #83 - lecherouslad (05/16/2013) [-]

I love that the complete works of Plato and Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, amount to 0.00 euros on the kindle XD!!
#194 to #174 - golbot (05/16/2013) [-]
knowledge is free. Common sense however (and not Thomas Paine's work), is not for sale.
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User avatar #197 - krackhead (05/16/2013) [-]
I've posted this a few times before and i feel this is an appropriate time to post this again.

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government.

It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse

from the public treasury.

From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the

most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always

collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.

The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years."

- Alexis de Tocqueville
#109 - TheFixer (05/16/2013) [-]
saw post with the name churchill
<-------what i expected
#46 - flyslasher (05/15/2013) [-]
Which is exactly why the framers of the Constitution chose a republic over a direct democracy.
#89 - luiselvergas (05/16/2013) [-]
AMERICA IS NOT A DEMOCRACY, IT'S A REPUBLIC WHEN WILL PEOPLE UNDERSTAND
AMERICA IS NOT A DEMOCRACY, IT'S A REPUBLIC WHEN WILL PEOPLE UNDERSTAND
#236 to #89 - anon (05/16/2013) [-]
It's more like a Democratic theocracy now. The Constitution really means nothing anymore and every politician praises socialism even if they don't realize it. Any politician who promises a financially responsible plan will get overwhelmed by the politician who promises "free" stuff, AKA buying votes with taxpayer dollars or debt.
#257 to #89 - eyecontacthandjob (05/16/2013) [-]
Two things:   
   
1. Every democracy is a republic, but not every republic is a democracy.   
   
2. USA is a representative democracy....   
   
YFW
Two things:

1. Every democracy is a republic, but not every republic is a democracy.

2. USA is a representative democracy....

YFW
User avatar #94 to #89 - agentpurplek (05/16/2013) [-]
Yeah, and I'm pretty sure the british or w/e the **** you wanna call them. Have a republic as well.
User avatar #176 to #94 - lecherouslad (05/16/2013) [-]
Constitutional Monarchy. It's got a wee bit o' democracy for flavoring.
User avatar #185 to #89 - meganinja ONLINE (05/16/2013) [-]
Because Winston Churchill is American...
User avatar #189 to #185 - garymuthafuknoak (05/16/2013) [-]
u wot m8
User avatar #190 to #189 - meganinja ONLINE (05/16/2013) [-]
The content says nothing about America, and he's raging about somebody apparently saying in the content that America is a democracy.
User avatar #191 to #190 - garymuthafuknoak (05/16/2013) [-]
I see.

Ya, this guy's a ********
User avatar #124 to #89 - lolfire (05/16/2013) [-]
Not every democracy is a republic but every republic is a democracy.

So no, America is a republic AND a democracy.
User avatar #101 to #89 - hammarhead (05/16/2013) [-]
democratic republlic

I'll go now
User avatar #107 to #101 - durkadurka (05/16/2013) [-]
Constitutional or federal republic.
User avatar #119 to #107 - hammarhead (05/16/2013) [-]
It's really all of them. but we usually don't take the time to say consitutional democratic federal republic. So i guess just republic is cool, : )
User avatar #125 to #119 - durkadurka (05/16/2013) [-]
yeah basically. I was just being kinda pedantic.
#186 to #125 - anon (05/16/2013) [-]
I find that rather shallow and pedantic.
User avatar #221 - hektoroftroy (05/16/2013) [-]
Winston Churchill is my first cousin 3 generations removed. My Great-Great-Great-Great Aunt is his Mother
User avatar #233 to #221 - xdjerredlongxd (05/16/2013) [-]
I guess that makes us brothers.
User avatar #223 to #221 - TheFixer (05/16/2013) [-]
cool story bro tell it again
User avatar #224 to #223 - hektoroftroy (05/16/2013) [-]
Winston Churchill is my first cousin 3 generations removed. My Great-Great-Great-Great Aunt is his Mother
#225 to #224 - TheFixer (05/16/2013) [-]
compelling stuff right there diane
and now we bring you to ollie willams with the weather forcast ollie.
#226 to #225 - TheFixer (05/16/2013) [-]
ITS GONNA RAIN
#227 to #226 - TheFixer (05/16/2013) [-]
thanks ollie. and now comercials
#242 - anon (05/16/2013) [-]
yep, a conversation with a person educated in a school which was likely government run, and if not, had to abide by government standards and regulations, and informed by a media which only pays attention to the two parties who switch off power every term or two (american reference, not england, oh well)
not like the government could bear some of the responsibility for an ill informed public
#239 - swedishassassin (05/16/2013) [-]
"Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time."

He thought all government was broken, just so everyone knows.

Here is a picture of Germanic warriors.
User avatar #240 to #239 - theshadowed ONLINE (05/16/2013) [-]
Aw hell yeah Rome 2
User avatar #241 to #239 - alfjnn (05/16/2013) [-]
AWWYEAH ROME 2.
#123 - ionocraft (05/16/2013) [-]
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User avatar #23 - badgerbaiting (05/15/2013) [-]
Churchill was at a dinner party and went for a piss. Anthony Eden saw Churchill emerge, having neglected to wash his hands and said

"At Eton we were taught to wash our hands after using the toilet."

Churchill replied "At Harrow we were taught not to piss on our hands."
User avatar #126 to #23 - ninjaspartan (05/16/2013) [-]
Da fuq was Eden doing in the bathroom with Churchill.
#217 - SILENCEnight (05/16/2013) [-]
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