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Democracy and Majority Rule

MatthewlovesAyn Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 8:53 AM
I just went back and read Pagaymon's posts. He said we shouldn't put wars on a credit card. I agree. He said we shouldn't have created the prescription part B. I agree. We shouldn't have created No Child Left Behind. I agree. Republicans DID increased innumerable pork barrel spending project and Pagaymon and I are of the OPINION that we shouldn't have. He made factual statements and disagreed with the events that occurred under Bush. Please explain what he lied about rather than just saying he lied.
MatthewlovesAyn Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 11:16 AM
Paulus: I usually stick to a very few columnists and didn't know pagaymon had been everywhere else today. However, I find it just as irritating that people out of hand just call him a liar and don't tell you what they disagree with (see Billpm).
Paulus Textor Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 9:03 AM
Actually, Matthew, I agree. Pagaymon's posts (plus other posts by the same person under different names) often bring up good points. The usual point is that Republicans overspend just as much or more than Democrats. Hard to disagree with that one.

Still, I don't like the idea of "spamming" the same posts to multiple articles. The idea of a message board like this is honest give-and-take, as I see it. "Spammers" are usually off-topic, and don't respond to honest questions.
President Barack Obama narrowly defeated Gov. Mitt Romney in the popular vote 51 percent to 48 percent. In the all-important Electoral College, the difference was larger, with Obama winning 303 electoral votes and Romney 206. Let's not think so much about the election's outcome but instead ask: What's so good about democracy and majority rule?

How many decisions in our day-to-day lives would we like to be made through majority rule or the democratic process? How about the decision to watch a football game or "Law and Order"? What about whether to purchase a Chevrolet Volt or a Toyota Prius? Would you...