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Republic the ideal form of government?

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ViennaSausage Posted: Wed, Jul 2 2008 12:59 PM | Locked

A video from the JBS that portrays the ideal form of government as a Republic, not to mention ties anarchy as undesirable like oligarchy and monarchy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODJfwa9XKZQ

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Brainpolice replied on Wed, Jul 2 2008 4:30 PM | Locked

A republic is an illusion. Rule of law is most often an apologetic device for the rule of men. The notion of a Republic is a vain attempt to create a middle ground between democracy and oligarchy. Of course, such a balance is impossible to truly reach or sustain. In a so-called "republic", the government is nonethelss still an oligarchy and the "balance" is always going to be tipped in one of two directions: towards more democracy or towards dictatorship, and of course the limited process of democracy in a republic can very well lead to dictatorship. Oh, and the John Birch Society is a horrid institution.

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Jain Daugh replied on Wed, Jul 2 2008 4:56 PM | Locked

Such an assertion reminds me of the old saying that opinions are like a$$holes - everyone has one. If JBS thinks a 'Republic' is fine, then he and all those like minded folks who want to play 'Republic' should do so AND leave the rest of us alone - thank you very much.

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Inquisitor replied on Wed, Jul 2 2008 5:33 PM | Locked

No need for duplicate topics, so I'm closing this one.

 

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