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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 11:34 PM
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7. Read the founders on that
they will tell you that this is a REPRESENTATIVE form of government Granted, there have been some major changes

Women vote and Senators are elected not appointed, oh and blacks have civil rights but it is still a representative system, that also requires an educated population that is well informed on the issues of the age. They did not speak of leaders, in fact, they abhorred them, and they abhorred kings,

Perhaps we outgrew the logical limits of a representative system... but we still live in one. And it is our duty, the citizen, to hold them accountable...

Now if you are fine in electing a leader, then you have abdicated a good percentage of your responsibilities.
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