The Instigator
AKMath
Pro (for)
The Contender
GammaRay
Con (against)

Democracy Is An Evil System

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Started: 7/20/2018 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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AKMath

Pro

Con may start. Please prove to me, that democracy is a good and un-evil political system.
GammaRay

Con

It wouldn't make sense for me to generalize all democracies and prove that they're "un-evil", so instead I will argue why Democracy is the best current system.

"Many forms of Government have been tried and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time."- Winston Churchill 1947.
What this quote essentially boils down to is the fact that you could argue that for the flaws in any political system, but nevertheless democracy seems to be the only one still used for most major nations.
You can see many examples of people being dissatisfied with political systems where they feel oppressed. Examples include the American revolution, the French revolution, the Arab spring, the Iranian revolution, and many more. Notice how those are all democratic revolutions. It is rare to see a revolution in which democracy is wished to be removed.
So if democracies are so evil how come the people seem to comply?
Debate Round No. 1
AKMath

Pro

What? No. None of those countries fought to instate democracy. They revolted to instate a REPUBLIC. America isn't a democracy, and I get super pissed when people say we are one. It's one of my biggest pet peeves. We aren't a democracy we're a REPUBLIC. In a democracy, there are NO RULES. A tyranny of the majority. Right now, the Republicans could pass a bill saying that all Democrats should be burned at the stake. This is COMPLETELY FINE as in a democracy there are no rules. The majority can do WHATEVER they want. This is why democracy is inherently evil. However, in a republic, there is something more powerful than the majority. In our case, it's the constitution. In Rome (the first republic) they had the 12 Tables. The constitution lays down the rules, that NO ONE can disobey. In a republic the majority has rules they must follow, otherwise, they'll get penalized for it. We also have checks and balances in a republic, to make sure all branches have equal and limited power. SO you see. Democracies are evil, but REPUBLICs are good.
P.S. America ain't no democracy.
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Posted by asta 3 years ago
asta
What about tyranny of the majority?
Posted by GammaRay 3 years ago
GammaRay
Pro should be the one who provides the argument and his evidence. But it's fine.
Posted by BertrandsTeapot 3 years ago
BertrandsTeapot
Agreed with What50. BoP is on Pro, though AKMath constantly uses his first round to say Con can start and puts BoP on them
Posted by missmedic 3 years ago
missmedic
Evil is an action not an idea.
Posted by Debating_Horse 3 years ago
Debating_Horse
May consider accepting, though I am not too sure.
Posted by What50 3 years ago
What50
Shouldn't it be the other way around? You should be proving your right.
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