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bballhall
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Blob
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Secret Governments.

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Started: 3/27/2012 Category: Politics
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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bballhall

Pro

The term shadow government (also cryptocracy) besides its party political meaning can also refer to what is sometimes called "the secret government" or "the invisible government," an idea based on the notion that real and actual political power does not reside with publicly elected representatives (for example the United States Congress or the UK Cabinet) but with private individuals who are exercising power behind the scenes beyond the scrutiny of democratic institutions. According to this belief the official elected government is in reality subservient to the shadow government who are the true executive power.

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Blob

Con

I accept.

Just to clarify, Pro must show that elected governments do not have political power, and are in fact governed by individuals who are not elected. As Con, I must show that elected governments do have political power and are not governed by individuals who are not elected.


I suggest that Pro provide definitions for "political power" and "governed".
Debate Round No. 1
bballhall

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