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How our Republic has slipped to an Oligarchy

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Started: 11/6/2018 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Mays77

Con

Do you think we are now an Oligarchy? Rule of the many by the wealthy and we"La bred few.
And how did the Republic established by our Founders slide into this situation.
I feel we are and could almost be starting the descent into tyranny.
SansSkeleton

Pro

Hello. My name's Sans. What my personal opinion here is about the current direction of the U. S. A's transition of a democracy, To an oligarchy. "Why do you say so, Sans? " you may ask, Well, Recently, Most Senators or Representatives are usually paid by companies (mostly oil and electric companies) to get voted by the people and they themselves vote upon laws or issues about climate change and say it is a "hoax" or a "conspiracy theory"(there are also other issues they might vote on in favor of the many companies). You see, The companies plans are quite simple. They bribe the people who are running for Senate and the House and say to them that if they DO become a member, They will personally pay them (and this is a large sum of cash) to vote upon acts AGAINST climate change, Workers rights and etc. (in a nutshell, Anything that stands in the way of the company's success ). Now, There are some people who put down the deal of the companies, As they are truly honest human beings who just want to make everyone's lives just a little bit better. Unfortunately, Most human brains are not evolved to that standpoint and in complete greediness, They take the offer. Now, This is where everyone comes in. There are people who honestly don't care about the elections, And they don't vote. By doing that, Uneducated people could vote for the person who was bribed, And not the person who wants to change lives. This is why people try and encourage others to stop being lazy and vote. The transition on Democracy to an Oligarchy is entirely in the hands of the people. So, In conclusion, By the choice of very lazy and careful people, All the people who are elected and bribed, Would turn into the puppets of all the companies, And turn the Earth to a desolate landscape. That is why we must all be very careful about who we vote for, Or else the owners of all those companies will become puppet masters, And we will have to live under their forceful, Yet secretive rule. Thank you for this opportunity to speak out. You may begin now.
Debate Round No. 1
Mays77

Con

Mays77 forfeited this round.
SansSkeleton

Pro

Greetings. For all the people who are blind and say America is a "democracy", You are dead wrong. For you see, If our country was a democracy (the politicians were not corrupt), Then our country would turn out different. For example, There would be less harassment (to the different kinds of people), Climate change and global warming would not be a problem, And medical problems would be a thing of the past, But that is not happening, Is it? No, We have corrupt politicians who are bribed by major manufacturing companies, And they vote for more industrial advancement (which is not always bad, But in this case, It is) and with that, The planet gets sicker and sicker. I encourage people to take this message and take the future into their own hands.
Thank you for considering my statement.
Debate Round No. 2
Mays77

Con

Mays77 forfeited this round.
SansSkeleton

Pro

SansSkeleton forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Minddagger 3 years ago
Minddagger
Sans is a debater now. Ive seen everything
Posted by Thoht 3 years ago
Thoht
America isn't a democracy. It is partly, But more accurate would be to say it is a representative republic, Or a democratic republic. We vote for our elected officials who then have all the power. Even more accurate still, If it can be shown that policies that are enacted that rich people want get put into place and policies that the poor would want are less often if not at all, It can be said that your system is even less democratic. Oligarchy is the most accurate description.

In name, We are a representative democracy or a constitutional republic. In reality, We're effectively an oligarchy.
Posted by spiros777 3 years ago
spiros777
the united states is a democracy. The french and american revolutions over threw the monarchy to ensure individual freedom, Fairness and liberty. This can only be acheived by fair ethical democratic practices, Therefore, This is a democracy. No future country in space or in another antartica will ever flourish if a monarcby, Oligarchy corrupted government is implemented. Throughout history, Such governments back stabbed each other or split into groups that went to wae. Such future--' governments--not matter how advanced---wi never function for long in space, Antartica or in another universe. Just look through history. Perfection eventually turns into wara, Betrayals and segregation. America created tye devlaration of independence and the subsequent constitution to prevent the mistaakes of past empires
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