Southern Celt

Raleigh, NC, United States

About Southern

An idea worth spreading

Independence from English Rule!

I'm passionate about

The United States Constitution

Comments & conversations

Noface
Southern Celt
Posted about 4 years ago
Why don't we use technology to have a real Direct Democracy?
Majority Rule is the concept behind every democracy, so there will always be a minority. If sanity is a majority opinion, does that make the minority insane :-)? If only 35% of the population is sufficiently educated on the issues then that should be good enough for the other 65% that didn't take advantage of their right to determine their own future. Too many "unqualified" people voted for Obama just because he is black and not because he is an experienced Constitutional Law Professor/Attorney. I would rather have 35% that knows what they are doing instead of the ignorant masses voting for bogus reasons.
Noface
Southern Celt
Posted about 4 years ago
Why don't we use technology to have a real Direct Democracy?
Having helped to build and propagate the Internet for 20 years I wonder why people trust it so? I certainly don't. How do you verify the person casting the vote electronically is entitled to do so and not just a server set up to influence the vote? If I can build one I am certain others can too. It has been said that opinions are like noses. Everyone has one and they usually smell.
Noface
Southern Celt
Posted about 4 years ago
Why don't we use technology to have a real Direct Democracy?
Does your representative serve you or the Corporation that paid for his/her election? Exactly how many of the governed take an actual interest in the elective process? The U.S. Constitution is one of the finest definitions of how to govern, but it takes an education and experience to properly implement it. We forget that from time to time and elect the idiots currently inhabiting Congress. Vote when the time comes, but know who you are voting for!
Noface
Southern Celt
Posted about 4 years ago
The death penalty is unjustifiable
The Death penalty is anything but simple. There are truly evil people in the world. In a society where such people can be locked away from the population for life I agree, the Death Penalty should not be necessary. What about other societies that have a weak prison system where they can get out and kill or torture again? What if heinous criminals could not be locked up? What do you want us to do, transport them to Brussels so you can pamper the viscous murderer and forget about their victims?
Noface
Southern Celt
Posted about 4 years ago
The death penalty is unjustifiable
It would appear that you are unfamiliar with the U.S. form of Government as are many Americans, unfortunately. The argument over States Rights v. Federalism has been going on since we declared independence from England (Alba, are you listening!?). The Death Penalty is one of those issues. 16 States (that's 32% of the whole) have abolished the Death Penalty. It is not a Federal right to impose such laws on the States so Blame the individual States that support it, and not the whole Country.