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Is being a republic the problem?


TaxHavenSite

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With the recent advancements of technology over the past decade,direct democracy can be achieved. If a new modern constitution,with a set of laws designed for efficiency is passed,there is no need for Ireland to be a republic. Billions of euros are being wasted on a system that does not go well with the current technology out there.
 


TommyO'Brien

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with the recent advancements of technology over the past decade,direct democracy can be achieved. If a new modern constitution,with a set of laws designed for efficiency is passed,there is no need for ireland to be a republic. Billions of euros are being wasted on a system that does not go well with the current technology out there.
wtf?
 

LeDroit

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With the recent advancements of technology over the past decade,direct democracy can be achieved. If a new modern constitution,with a set of laws designed for efficiency is passed,there is no need for Ireland to be a republic. Billions of euros are being wasted on a system that does not go well with the current technology out there.
A Republic does offer protection of minorities from mob rule. Inalienable rights such as equality for gender, racial, sexual orientation etc can be usurped by a prejudiced majority. Pure democracy is not ideal.
 

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With the recent advancements of technology over the past decade,direct democracy can be achieved. If a new modern constitution,with a set of laws designed for efficiency is passed,there is no need for Ireland to be a republic. Billions of euros are being wasted on a system that does not go well with the current technology out there.

Can you please provide us with your definition of a republic

Hint: ledroit has given you some clues
 

dent

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If you get rid of the dail,and use computers to help with direct democracy,Ireland could save lots of money. Just the salaries of the TD costs the people about 18 million euros a year
is that you Bertie ?
 

splashy

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Don't ya know they're laughin at us with our pencil and paper republicanism...
 

Ah Well

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With the recent advancements of technology over the past decade,direct democracy can be achieved.
You're not advocating something like the Borg are you? (organized as an interconnected collective, the decisions of which are made by a group mind)

:)
 

eoghanacht

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I'd like to Direct Democracy given a try
 

justme1

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With the recent advancements of technology over the past decade,direct democracy can be achieved. If a new modern constitution,with a set of laws designed for efficiency is passed,there is no need for Ireland to be a republic. Billions of euros are being wasted on a system that does not go well with the current technology out there.
I think the problem is that were Irish,not an Irish republic (which by the way is an insult to Banana Republics!!)
 

harryshounds

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the problem is we're not a republic. if we were a republic as proclaimed in 1916 then we wouldnt be in the sxxt now.
 

Conrad

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would 51% of people ever vote for a tax increase, or a social welfare increase?
Yes, otherwise they go broke and hungry. Trial and error which promotes personal responsibility.

Edit: The particaptory budgets in South America can prove testament to this.
 

Iarmuid

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A Republic does offer protection of minorities from mob rule. Inalienable rights such as equality for gender, racial, sexual orientation etc can be usurped by a prejudiced majority. Pure democracy is not ideal.
indeed the tyranny of the majority is certainly at least as scary as the tyranny of the minority, infact they appear to be and one and the same.

I think, of late the question "am I my brothers keeper?" a false dichotomy. The alternative question to pose in it's stead, eludes though.
 

eoghanacht

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would 51% of people ever vote for a tax increase, or a social welfare increase?
No because they wouldn't need to, because they would have kept a couple of high street banks going to gaurantee a flow of money into the economy and let anglo etc go the wall.
 

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