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Posted Feb 7, '13 at 1:20am

PauseBreak

PauseBreak

310 posts

American is a Republic. Pretty strong country, used to be the leader in a lot of things. But now that's its leaning more Socialistic and it's losing its edge.

 

Posted Feb 7, '13 at 3:03am

HahiHa

HahiHa

4,957 posts

Knight

Ya, because it was those evil socialists that invested so much in foreign wars instead of stabilizing their economy, ehyup. Makes sense.

 

Posted Feb 7, '13 at 8:42am

wolf1991

wolf1991

3,061 posts

American is a Republic. Pretty strong country, used to be the leader in a lot of things. But now that's its leaning more Socialistic and it's losing its edge.

Yay for ignorant statements!

The American "left" is still further right, on the political spectrum, than the Canadian center. The Democrats are considered a central-right party for the most part. The Liberal Party of Canada, is considered a central-left party. Take a moment to absorb that information.

Also, socialism is not some great evil that will bring the world into a form of Communist world domination. Socialism is a product of society saying:

"You know what? Everyone may be individuals, but some times the whole society needs to benefit."

If you think America is "socialist" you obviously haven't been to Canada. We have free healthcare (gasp! Communists!) and I'm going to assume if you can't make it across the border, then you sure as hell haven't been to Europe. Which, for the most part runs an even greater socialist economy.

This article is dated however, take a good look at how many of those systems are government run.

 

Posted Feb 10, '13 at 5:50pm

dyrnwyn

dyrnwyn

113 posts

The best form of governent is clearly a dictatorship run by a benevolent omniscient super computer.

 

Posted Feb 10, '13 at 7:59pm

Xzeno

Xzeno

2,082 posts

dyrnwyn

Wow, you must be bored. How did FNM? Did you successfully get weird looks?

Anyway, I agree with that in principle. The core traits at work here are omniscient and benevolence. I might specify that it should not be merely benevolent, but omnibenevolent. That is, its nature is solely and completely benevolent. That way it literally cannot do the wrong thing in any given situation.

 

Posted Feb 11, '13 at 11:28am

Freakenstein

Freakenstein

8,096 posts

Moderator

"I am an infallible leader! Everything I do is correct all the time."

How do you know you are right?

"Because I was programmed to be!"

That's circular logic. You know because you know? It doesn't make sense.

"BZZZ-kkttt...hmm..."

That's how I feel on machines ruling the people, anyway. Kudos to those who know where this came from.

Or we could use the "a farmer and a businessman walk into a bar" argument.

 

Posted Feb 12, '13 at 9:05pm

Blairlarson

Blairlarson

93 posts

I think the best form of government is a Republic

 

Posted Feb 17, '13 at 7:41am

Nerdsoft

Nerdsoft

1,009 posts

Definitely a benevolent, omniscient AI. Humans are just too... flawed. But I'm against having only one person at the top. Move the president down to a congress member.

 

Posted Feb 17, '13 at 9:52am

HahiHa

HahiHa

4,957 posts

Knight

Definitely a benevolent, omniscient AI. Humans are just too... flawed.

Define benevolent. I would honestly be afraid of those people programming such an AI. Humans are flawed because they're subjective, among others. Which is not always a bad thing, depending who you ask.

 

Posted Feb 18, '13 at 2:40pm

Vendablebow

Vendablebow

30 posts

In my opinion, the perfect government would be a democratic society, with a president, and a congress. A congress that could actually pass bills into law instead of biting off each others head for the next opportunity to be President and get drunken with power. Some people will disagree, but I like the President we have now. If it were up to me, Id let him try his hand at a third term. But, thats just my opinion and you know what they say about opinions lol

 
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