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What would your ideal government system look like?

What would your ideal government system look like? Is a two party system such a good idea?

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    Nov 24 2012: if you look to the past there are cultures that had better values, and therefore the way in which people decide what should happen in the group was limited by the pre existing values. For instance in Zaire,the Mbuti only have one word for elder,child and peer. It is an egalitarian society Competition is unacceptable as it saddens the losers and isolates the winner. They have an enviornmental religion,they have rituals of social custom for releasing sexual tension(songs and teasing) The Kung of the kalahari desert have quarrels solved by endless discussion,or someone leaving. The Naskapi,prior to christianity hated coercion and dominance,had no physical punishment for children and generosity harmony and patience was the rule. They would ridicule or scorn those who did not comply. NOw try to fit in European monarchs and wealth,our history into theses models,not possible...we worship other values....How can you produce empathy iN OUR pirate culture,without reveiwing some of the behaviours that we practice everday ,if we hope for civility If you ever wanted to dress as a pirate,a queen,king,war hero,witch,ghost vampire..your brain is full of concepts that cannot lead you into greater empathy..so how can we as a group make great judgements when we think we are better then those we conquered...we unhappily stole wealth and lost our humanity .

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