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Posted Nov 9, '12 at 11:03pm

VonHeisenbourg

VonHeisenbourg

215 posts

The intent of this thread is for anyone who wants to, to ask a question related to politics or at least something somewhat serious about something they're genuinely curious about. Let me show you guys some examples:

Player One: Does Canada have a senate.
Player Two: No, Canada has a parliament.

Player Three: What is America's debt?
Player Four: Approximately sixteen trillion dollars.

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Let's get started.

Why were electoral votes instated in America, in replacement of the popular vote?

 

Posted Nov 9, '12 at 11:09pm

Jacen96

Jacen96

2,174 posts

My math teacher explained it to me like this.

They wanted it to appear democratic, but they still wanted aristocrats to correct any mistakes we might make.

Why does England have a law saying that those who convert to the Catholic Church can not be monarchs?

~~~Darth Caedus

 

Posted Nov 9, '12 at 11:18pm

VonHeisenbourg

VonHeisenbourg

215 posts

Due to outdated reasoning from the 1700s.

James II, who had converted to Roman Catholicism was widely unpopular due to his promotion of Catholicism. The 1688 Glorious Revolution forced him to flee England, whereupon Parliament feared a return of the civil unrest that had been generated by James II's Catholicism led Parliament to pass the Act of Settlement in 1701. The Act declared that those in the royal line who were Roman Catholic, or who married a Roman Catholic, were barred from the throne.

 

Posted Nov 9, '12 at 11:41pm

VonHeisenbourg

VonHeisenbourg

215 posts

What does the American term of Corporate person mean?

 

Posted Nov 10, '12 at 12:21am

EmperorPalpatine

EmperorPalpatine

4,976 posts

What does the American term of Corporate person mean?

A person who runs the business from a high position (CEO, CFO, COO, President, VP, top managers, Board of Directors, owners, etc)  in a company. They tend to have a lot of direct power over what decisions the company makes. They're the ones who give the orders, as contrasted with the 'workers' who are expected to act upon those orders. Consider McDonalds: the Corporate people are the ones who deal with the business and numbers side of things (setting up franchising, advertisements, budgeting, procedures, choosing new products or replacing existing ones, licensing deals, financial stuff, ownership/stock, etc), while the burger-flippers, lower managerial staff, janitors, and cashiers comply to the changes.

 

Posted Nov 10, '12 at 12:28am

VonHeisenbourg

VonHeisenbourg

215 posts

Here is a better phrasing of the question I meant to ask: in a simplified laymen term answer, what are all the rights given to companies under the Corporate Personhood act. As well as what are the rights refused by this act, if any?

My original phrasing was poor. I meant to say, what are the rights of any given company, according to the Corporate Personhood Act?

 

Posted Nov 10, '12 at 1:02am

EmperorPalpatine

EmperorPalpatine

4,976 posts

I meant to say, what are the rights of any given company, according to the Corporate Personhood Act?

I happen to be taking an open-note business test online, so I've got my book. The rule is in place mainly for legal representation in a court so they are considered seperate from their owners. A corporate entity is the legal concept that allows businesses to sue and be sued, protecting stockholders/owners from being personally sued for the company's actions, as opposed to a sole proprietorship or a company without limited liability. For example, if I own stock in Wal-Mart, and they get sued for, say, not paying employees their wages (not like that could ever happen), I don't have to worry about my personal property being taken away. Limited liability means that the owners aren't personally responsible for what a company does. Unlimited liability means the owners can be financially persecuted in court. For example, if I own a shawarma restaurant and I borrow a lot of money from a bank and go out of business, the court could decide that the business can take assets (property, cash, vehicles, other stuff with value) beyond that of the business to pay for the debt.

 

Posted Nov 10, '12 at 1:05am

EmperorPalpatine

EmperorPalpatine

4,976 posts

the court could decide that the business can take assets

the court could decide that the *bank can take assets

 

Posted Nov 11, '12 at 1:54am

hojoko

hojoko

556 posts

They wanted it to appear democratic, but they still wanted aristocrats to correct any mistakes we might make.

How cynical.

We use electoral votes rather than a system of pure democracy simply because it wasn't feasible for so many people across such a wide distance to vote and get an accurate count. It also makes elections much easier by encouraging states to present a unified vote proportionate to their population, as the popular vote is so often 49 percent to 51 percent for each candidate, which would be a headache to count and recount each election With the introduction of electronic voting, that might change, but electronic voting has it's own problems.

 

Posted Nov 11, '12 at 7:21pm

xerox

xerox

308 posts

Why the government is so corrupted, anywhere in the world? What is the hole in the system that everyone uses? 

Also what is the difference between monarchy and any other kind of leadership? I mean both are fine, but in monarchy, there is one king, who is controlled by no one, and in the current Democracy things there are different peoples chosen by everyone but controlled by the same persons. So any other differences?

 
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