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Old 09-22-2012, 11:46 PM   #145 (permalink)
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Default Re: Election Discussion Thread

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so then what are you brilliant minds proposing

i hope its something bold and exciting, like posting on the internet about it. or better yet, maybe making a youtube video!
Through charitable actions and the way I spend my money. Volunteering and supporting local businesses I believe is a good start for some actual grassroots change. I tend to agree with Alexis de Tocqueville in saying that volunteerism and community is needed to maintain political freedom, otherwise politicians take power and it all turns communities against each other. I don't really have hope for the future of our country though because people don't know how to maintain political freedom in a productive manner these days and Americans hate violence so I highly doubt they'll use that to maintain it either.

To me democracy is more about political freedom than voting. Voting tends to take away political freedom in my opinion, though the purpose of it was to make sure there were always leaders that kept it.
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