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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:45 PM

 

I WANT to be ruled by the top 1%

The top 1% in intelligence and
The top 1% in compassion and
The top 1% in tolerance

NOT the top 1% in Greed and
NOT the top 1% in Ignorance and
NOT the top 1% in Intolerance which is what we have right now.

Which top 1% do you want to see in power in this country?

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Reply I WANT to be ruled by the top 1% (Original post)
Speck Tater Jan 2012 OP
niyad Jan 2012 #1
rurallib Jan 2012 #2
redqueen Jan 2012 #3
tk2kewl Jan 2012 #4
Odin2005 Jan 2012 #5
Speck Tater Jan 2012 #6

Response to Speck Tater (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:48 PM

1. your 1%, obviously

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Response to Speck Tater (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:48 PM

2. love your framing

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Response to Speck Tater (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:49 PM

3. I'll go with yours.

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Response to Speck Tater (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:19 PM

4. I prefer not to be ruled myself.

But if I wanted to choose someone to represent my interests I would chose one that fit into your first grouping.

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Response to Speck Tater (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:23 PM

5. In a proper democracy the people rule, politicians should be our servants.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:33 PM

6. But in reality, they serve us in a "ruling" sort of way.

 

We elect leaders because their general philosophy comes close to our own, and then we turn them loose to do the day to day business of running the country.

I think it's more correct to say that in a working democracy the people do not rule, they choose who will rule them. We've all got other things to do with our lives; jobs, children, school, caring for elderly parents, mowing the lawn, fixing the broken water heater. Realistically, we don't have time to "rule" the country, so we delegate that job to a person of our choosing.

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