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Is Our Form of Government in America Changing?

Original post made by Concerned Resident on Aug 6, 2009

Is Obama and his Administration changing our form of government? Here is a short refresher (very worthwhile viewing) on the various types of government. You decide.

In my mind, I believe we are headed toward a different type, if we are not there already.
Given the democrat bills that have been thrust upon us, some at 3am, without debate, without congress even reading bills, etc. it would be hard to defend that we are a "republic."

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Comments (6)

Posted by Stay Cool, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 6, 2009 at 12:27 pm

I do not see what "democrat" bills "thrust upon us at 3AM" leads you to believe that we are moving toward an Oligarchy. Would love to understand more of your reasoning.


Posted by Dave, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 6, 2009 at 1:14 pm

I would like to see us changed into either an all controlling government is where we are currently heading or an anarchy which is were will end up when the people lash out against the assault on their human rights and freedom. Regardless where you stand we are living history and will see 200+ years broken down completely and being remade.


Posted by Law Student, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 6, 2009 at 1:24 pm

"Posted by Dave, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, 1 minutes ago
I would like to see us changed into either an all controlling government is where we are currently heading or an anarchy which is were will end up when the people lash out against the assault on their human rights and freedom. Regardless where you stand we are living history and will see 200+ years broken down completely and being remade."

Dave,

If you are willing to point out in summary, findings (backed by fact) and conclusion manner,
Exactly how and why your prophecy of "will see 200+ years broken down completely and being remade."
has valid merit, I for one would be all ears and open for debate.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Aug 6, 2009 at 1:38 pm

As a mental health specialist for years and years, you don't write very well "Dr. Dave". I have proof that you graduated from middle school but medical school, that's quite a stretch!

tee hee hee, tee hee hee...

Diagnosis Axis I: Pretend Boy


Posted by Bossk, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 6, 2009 at 4:35 pm

"An oligarchy is a form of government in which power effectively rests with a small elite segment of society distinguished by royal, wealth, intellectual, family, military or religious hegemony."

I think we always run the risk of having an elite group have a disproportionate amount of influence. However, I don't see how this potential problem being any worse now that in the past.

I would argue that we were closer to oligarchy under the previous administration. Power derived by family linage is certainly an oligarchy.


Posted by Average Guy, a resident of another community
on Aug 7, 2009 at 1:22 pm

The trend in the U.S., and for that matter it's international, has been toward a society run by large corporations and their minions - through campaign contributions and federal appointments. To the extent Obama can reverse that, so much the better. Unfortunately, his economic advisors and policies often seem to come from the same Goldman Sachs cabal that those of the past couple of administrations have.

We have the form of a Republic, but we seem to be snoozing more often than not as our representatives vote for corporate vested interests instead of average people.


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