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Does a Full Democracy has a limit of people that it reaches and it starts being counterproductive...

I have the idea that you can have as many people in a democracy and it would be a best fair system possible. But the time it takes to have everyone's thought and opinion counted for can be reasonable if you have few enough people, have too many and it takes much longer and is more counterproductive. To a point (Like the United States Of America) a Republic of elected leaders is much more reasonable and would work better, while still getting the job at hand done. It would be absolutely insane to count everyone's vote in a large place like the US every time we think of attacking another nation or proposing a law.


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    Jun 22 2013: "Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem—in my opinion—to characterize our age." (Albert Einstein)

    Should we choose a simple way of governing, with few people speaking for the many, or a more complicated one, where the many would speak for themselves? If that is what you are asking, I would answer without any hesitation that the most preferable form of government is obviously the latter. We should by no means choose simplicity over democracy, just because we lack either the imagination or the guts to change our political institutions to fit a political system where everyone could speak their mind and not be rendered mute by the influential, yet not always right, voices of those with concentrated power and wealth. It would be a tragic mistake to give up on real democracy, i.e "government of the people, by the people, for the people", just for simplicity's sake. After all, more than two centuries of both theory and practice have proven that the so called democracies of the modern industrialised world are nothing but hogwash, allowing the rich fully control the poor and, eventually, destroying the essence of the word democracy. As years go by it becomes more and more obvious that it is up to the people to make the move and change everything that "is rotten in the state of Denmark".

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