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Should we force democracy?

What I wanted to know is: do you think that democratic countries should force other countries to implement democracy? Don't you think that that is a flaw in the all idea of democracy?

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    Mar 21 2013: We will not get true democracies , until we take the power out of the hands of "political parties" . As long as political parties hold the upper hand , business will always run government. We should look towards the best run countries and take a little knowledge from each and build a system that works for the betterment of society, not just the 1%.

    As it stands right now , our system here in North America has been hijacked by big money , which use our elected members as lobbyest . Time to get a bottom up system , instead of top down . The only way we can force a chane in the democratic process , is to bring the present system that empowers the 1% , down. and the ballot box has not worked for the 99% todate.
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      Mar 21 2013: Well we are the bottom lets make it the top
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      Mar 29 2013: I just read all the posts above and below and I see that there is a good deal of agreement that we need a better way of managing our affairs. We have the means at our fingertips. We can let our desires be known directly. We can be polled on every decision and take part an any we wish. But can we trust "the masses" to rule? I think so.

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