Can it be that 56% of Democrats consider themselves Socialist?
I'm Independent, not a Democrat, although I always vote Democrat.Frankly, nearly everyone in America is a socialist, they just don't know it or acknowledge it. We mostly all believe in community police forces, fire departments, the postal service, the military, the national highway system, national parks, etc, etc. That's all socialism. Those services could be privatized and many Libertarian types want exactly that. I've met Libertarians who want every square inch of road, highway and park land sold or given to private concerns. But these services and lands are owned and run by the government and most of us want it that way. We suspect the private companies would do a cruddy job handling them and tests have proven that to be true.People don't tend to see those services as socialism though. They tend the think only bigger scale can be socialism. IE. Soviet style communism. I say this is wrong. Is a mouse less of a mammal than an elephant? Is a .38 revolver not a gun when compared to an M60 gun?Seen in this light even a whole lotta Libertarians have socialist tendencies.
Was Adolf Hitler democratically elected? What does his ascendancy show us about human nature?
I am surprised at how many people get this incorrect and wonder how many of the people saying “No” are Americans that have no experience of, or understanding regarding parliamemtary government? The correct answers are either “Yes,” “Yes and No,” or “It’s complicated.” I hate semantics myself and would declare a straight up, “Yes, Hitler was democratically elected.”Weimar Germany had a parliamentary Reichstag, based on a quota system. The focus, like all parliamentary systems, is on the party, not the individual and parliamentary systems have multiple parties. They do not just have two as in the US, so having 50% of the vote or more is irrelevant, all that matters is that you have the largest minority and if that minority is insufficient for a clear majority as defined in their constitution, you simply form a coalition government.Hitler becoming Chancelor in 1933 resulted from the democratically elected seats that his party held. As head of the party, Hitler could either be directly elected to a position, like the one he lost to Hindenburg, or he could gain the Chancellorship by his party having a clear majority in the Reichstag and get appointed by the President, OR HE COULD become Chancellor without a clear majority via a coalition government… It is the last option that saw Hitler rise to power and the “back room deals” many Americans lament as having got him there, were simply a normal part of forming a coalition government in a democratic parliamentary system. Hitler’s party was elected, it formed a legitimately democratic coalition government with a condition of that coalition being Hitler’s appointment to the chancellery… Which was just the German title (although much weaker position) of Prime Minister. So yes, Hitler was elected via his role as party leader within a democratic institution.Chancellor of GermanyThe Weimar ReichstagRise of Hitler: The Republic Collapseshttp://diebesteallerzeiten.de/bl...
What does this mean? Federalist #10 help!!!!?
“Complaints are everywhere heard from our most considerate and virtuous citizens, equally the friends of public and private faith, and of public and personal liberty, that our governments are too unstable, that the public good is disregarded in the conflicts of rival parties, and that measures are too often decided, not according to the rules of justice and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior force of an interested and overbearing majority” This is from the Federalist #10. I need help understanding what this means!
Why do scientists think they know more about science than politicians? Gore wouldn't LIE!?
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