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Republics are More Collective than Full Democracies

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Started: 9/22/2016 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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I have had people call me collectivist for believing in full democracy rather than representative democracy. While it may seem that a full democracy is collectivist in nature, really representative democracies collectivize much more. In a full democracy, each person can individually pick their stance on each individual issue. In a representative democracy, voters are given a choice between candidates that each have their own set of values and political views. Unless you have a candidate for every single combination of issues, you probably don't have enough representation to represent the exact views of every single person. As such we get stuck in situations such as the 2016 election over 50% of voters do not have adequate representation for their issues, thereby forcing them to vote for a lesser of two evils. As for "50.1% over the 49.9%," I believe in even further individualism. If the country was decentralized into many, and I mean many, states, all of which are full democracies, and get rid of the absurd power of the federal government, it eliminates the possibilities of national mob rule.


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