Which Type of Government Do You Prefer?

Posted by: briantheliberal

Which type of governmental system would you prefer to live in and why? Feel free to comment and suggest new answers.

38 Total Votes

Democracy (Indirect or Representative)

A government where the people vote for and elect representatives to maintain order and political stability.
20 votes

Minimal State

Also called a "night-watchman state" is a government where the state's only legitimate function is the protection of individuals from assault, theft, breach of contract, and fraud, and the only legitimate governmental institutions are the military, ... police, and courts   more
7 votes
1 comment

Democracy (Direct)

A government directly ruled by all members in society. (Ideal for societies with smaller populations)
4 votes
1 comment


A government ruled by members of a royal class (king, queen etc.)
3 votes
1 comment


A government ruled by one individual, mainly a dictator with total power over a state usually obtained power by force.
2 votes


Absence of government and absolute freedom of the individual.
1 vote


A government completely ruled by a few members in society.
1 vote
1 comment


A government ruled by the "elite" (most wealthy and powerful) in society.
0 votes


A government ruled by banks and/or other financial institutions.
0 votes


A government ruled by corporations or corporate interest.
0 votes
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Wylted says2015-07-31T10:21:23.7924067Z
Brian, let me guess. Direct democracy?
Wylted says2015-07-31T10:29:32.1644002Z
Anarchy is the lesser evil of all those answers. I saw you said I could suggest one, I prefer a nights watchman style government.
stargate says2015-07-31T12:29:06.2167833Z
No it is not, anarchey dose not work, all it dose it make a nation unsable. It is one of the worst answers you could have picked.
TBR says2015-07-31T15:13:09.5753711Z
Brian - Nice to see you back.
tajshar2k says2015-07-31T19:28:22.3341873Z
^ :d
briantheliberal says2015-07-31T19:54:32.7109476Z
Wylted, nope. I think an indirect democracy is ideal for a nation like the United States.
briantheliberal says2015-07-31T19:55:37.1081604Z
TBR, it's great being back. It's vacation time! How have you been since I left?
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-31T19:56:10.6669309Z
Or an Oligarchy composed entirely of homosexuals.
komododragon8 says2015-07-31T20:00:44.6641319Z
Welcome back Brian.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-31T20:03:11.5488397Z
That was a welcome back, I suppose you could say. We have not forgotten about you.
briantheliberal says2015-07-31T20:04:49.0044675Z
FreedomBeforeEquality, I personally don't think the sexual orientation of the leaders in any form of government is important, only their competence and leadership skills.
briantheliberal says2015-07-31T20:04:52.6080906Z
Komododragon8, thanks, it's great to be back. How are you?
tajshar2k says2015-07-31T20:05:41.4222051Z
Great you are back. It was awesome watching you rip on right-wing fools.
briantheliberal says2015-07-31T20:05:42.1242096Z
FreedomBeforeEquality, haha thanks, I appreciate that.
briantheliberal says2015-07-31T20:07:00.2827181Z
Tajshar2k, LOL I'm glad to be missed. Been really busy, thought it's time to come back and see what's been going on lately.
komododragon8 says2015-07-31T20:12:55.9518070Z
Brian: Pretty good the site has been moderately busy, did you enjoy your vacation?
briantheliberal says2015-07-31T20:21:04.9919543Z
Komododragon8, Oh I'm on vacation now. I've been taking four summer college courses in USG the last two months, but now they are over so I thought I'd come back for a bit before I leave for New York next week.
komododragon8 says2015-07-31T20:25:39.8213250Z
Brian: ah ok good luck with your academic year.
briantheliberal says2015-07-31T20:27:55.5765864Z
Komododragon8, Thanks it was not easy.
triangle.128k says2015-07-31T21:28:31.9910966Z
@tajshar2k Are right-wingers inherently fools?
genesis29 says2015-07-31T21:36:53.1244005Z
Wow, so the bigot that always likes to condemn any non-liberal of bigotry, racism, xenophobia (etc.) is back.
tajshar2k says2015-07-31T22:32:35.9805374Z
Not inherently, I was referring to some idiots on the site, not all.
triangle.128k says2015-07-31T22:34:24.5256302Z
Sorry, nevermind then.
tajshar2k says2015-07-31T22:34:37.2557148Z
I do not think all right wingers are bad, just the extremists bible-thumping, gun crazy Americans.
tajshar2k says2015-07-31T22:34:39.9545321Z
I do not think all right wingers are bad, just the extremists bible-thumping, gun crazy Americans.
triangle.128k says2015-07-31T22:40:14.9866947Z
Reminds me of several people on here...
briantheliberal says2015-08-01T00:09:08.8904712Z
Genesis, not really, just the bigoted, racist xenophobes like yourself. Nice to see you're still just as obtuse, hypocritical and immature since I was last here.
stargate says2015-08-01T00:17:55.5498472Z
"Gun crazy amercians"? Really, really
tajshar2k says2015-08-01T00:59:43.0007205Z
I think guys who flash out M4s on their backs while going to KFC are stupid attention seeking fools.
tajshar2k says2015-08-01T01:00:35.9786601Z
Don't get me wrong, I'm pro gun rights, but carrying an m4 on your back and acting like your some badass is sickening and annoying to watch.
tajshar2k says2015-08-01T01:05:29.2605401Z
We should treat guns as a responsibility and a right.
triangle.128k says2015-08-01T01:38:42.4697170Z
@briantheliberal His trolling has gotten a lot less creative since you left.
briantheliberal says2015-08-01T01:52:23.9169688Z
Triangle, I honestly never though of his trolling as anything more than mediocre. It's like heil but lower quality. Maybe he will eventually stop trying.
triangle.128k says2015-08-01T01:53:40.4738734Z
The quality of his trolling is even worse now, lol. He just critisizes and makes fun of Islam and muslims, and repeats his same arguments.
tajshar2k says2015-08-01T01:56:57.3591278Z
The only true and honest troll was Vi_Spex.
triangle.128k says2015-08-01T02:00:53.0958466Z
If you think really hard, you can actually understand Vi_spex's arguments in his debates.
stargate says2015-08-01T02:05:23.9501906Z
Okay let me set things right, I am pro guns. But I do not support open showing them off on the streets.
stargate says2015-08-01T02:06:38.6604711Z
To be honest I agree with you, you should act responsible when you have guns.
stargate says2015-08-01T02:07:16.3971130Z
They are weapons and should not be used as toys to show off in pulic.
stargate says2015-08-01T02:08:08.1514354Z
Who is trolling?
Wylted says2015-08-01T07:06:16.4807631Z
I'm responding like twenty posts later, but I'd agree representative democracy is better, though that isn't really incompatible with my preferred nights watchman state, so I want both
hect7 says2015-08-01T11:57:06.7838233Z
@briantheliberal: what do you think of free speech and censorship?
tajshar2k says2015-08-01T12:53:35.9991489Z
@stargate Vi_spex, but he got banned apparently.
stargate says2015-08-01T12:55:18.7840831Z
@tajshar2k Oh okay.
briantheliberal says2015-08-02T02:47:30.0098860Z
Hect7, My views on free speech and censorship are as mentioned in the First Amendment of the United States constitution. If it violates constitutional law, it should be censored. Free speech is not absolute.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-08-04T13:44:40.9895709Z
You should take the word free out of your "free speech is not absolute" altogether then. Youre confusing people by calling it the same free speech thats mentioned in the constitution. Free speech that is not absolute is just 'speech', you dont need the word free before it as the 'not absolute' bit negates it.
Renegader says2015-08-06T04:37:30.9067994Z
briantheliberal says2015-08-13T02:15:11.4295402Z
FreedomBeforeEquality, That doesn't even make sense. Free speech is free speech, and it is not absolute. You can be sued and arrested if you say certain things to people because it may cause harm and infringe upon someone else's rights. A that point it is not considered free speech. You can legally buy a gun, but you can't shoot someone with it. Just like you can say what you want, but you can't slander and threaten people.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-08-13T02:35:18.3624769Z
That's my point exactly ... That it suddenly becomes 'not free speech', which alludes to the fact that it is not in fact absolute in any manner.
briantheliberal says2015-08-13T02:55:26.7611055Z
No, it's still free speech if it doesn't violate someone else's rights. That is the point of having civil liberties, freedom of speech being one of them. They are no longer liberties if they infringe upon someone else.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-08-13T02:59:26.6601608Z
Well youre making the case that someone elses mere existence can be seen as an infringement if it offends someone. Your extending that whole 'your rights stop where I begin' thing to well within my bounds ... My freedom to speak. There is no 'freedom to hear what I want to hear' ... But there is 'freedom to speak what I want to speak'.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-08-13T03:03:15.7476293Z
The after effects of my speech as they pertain to anyone else are inconsequential. I cannot control what a person says or does with the information I give them through speech. It leaves my hands and my realm of responsibility at that point and places the possibility of infringement solely in their hands in how they decide to react to it.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-08-13T03:06:05.3675166Z
Your gun analogy is a bad one as one causes physical harm and death regardless of the choice of the individual shot, its forced. Speech is an exchange. Any damages wrought on the other are entirely self inflicted.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-08-13T03:13:41.6548415Z
A better analogy might be this! Https://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=999ixss3en4 Free speech is the swinging or kicking in the air ... And if you happen to fill it when you weren't there already ... Its your own fault. Being offended is the equivalent of a person purposefully moving to fill the space in front of that punch or kick. Eh ... Ehhhh?
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-08-13T03:15:32.7899539Z
Bart vs Lisa The Simpsons
briantheliberal says2015-08-13T03:16:25.3778910Z
Here we go AGAIN with the asinine comparisons and faulty logic.
briantheliberal says2015-08-13T03:25:51.5211201Z
First of all, I don't remember saying anything about someone being "offended" by someone else's existence. Straw man argument number 1. These "analogies" are simply illogical. The point is, there is no "free speech" in threatening someone, slandering someone, encouraging violence, or inciting a riot. All of these things extend beyond free speech laws, along with obscenities. You cannot legally tell someone you will harm them. You cannot sexually harass someone (verbally or physically). You cannot recite a major news report about something false that places someone in danger. You cannot convince someone to murder someone else. All of these things break the line of free speech, and are illegal FOR A REASON.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-08-13T03:35:36.2596684Z
And yet all of them outright violate the one constitutional amendment that matters. Do you realize the list of convoluted mess you have to go through to justify those laws as constitutional, without changing the wording of the constitution? They are all a stretch ... And constantly being stretched more. It is not free speech.
briantheliberal says2015-08-13T03:37:49.4682048Z
Just out of curiosity... Where does your definition of "freedom" end and begin? Do you think freedom involves anyone whatever they want, whenever they want to do it? Are you okay with this?
briantheliberal says2015-08-13T03:38:11.9947492Z
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-08-13T03:39:04.0998007Z
And really again, its not an asinine comparison. I don't know how you ever managed to get through school with such a lack of critical thinking skills. How can you not relate things like that to your every day life? TV writers must be going way way over your head. You don't think they were obviously relating that bit to exactly what we were talking about? Everything must look like slapstick comedy to you if you cant see the underlying messages all these talented people are putting in their shows. I feel for you man.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-08-13T03:39:53.1465151Z
The world is truly passing you by.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-08-13T03:41:00.3205457Z
You've red herring'ed the world. Is that a thing?
PericIes says2015-08-13T03:46:03.7261731Z
PericIes says2015-08-13T03:46:19.9814773Z
briantheliberal says2015-08-13T03:46:32.1807555Z
"I don't know how you ever managed to get through school with such a lack of critical thinking skills." - LOL wow I was literally thinking the EXACT same thing about you. I was even considering making a poll about it with you in mind because your arguments are so ridiculous, so ludicrous, I had to see who else was thinking the same thing. Then again, I don't really need to considering half of the people on this site are as equally daft, and willfully ignorant as yourself. Have a good night.

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