Re: Florida! (was Re: Knoppix ISO image is 715MB - How Do I burn it ?)
On Sun, Jun 08, 2003 at 02:18:19PM -0400, Stephen Touset wrote:
> Frank Gevaerts wrote:
> > On Sun, Jun 08, 2003 at 12:41:33PM -0400, lists1 wrote:
> >> On Thursday 05 June 2003 23:10, Paul Johnson wrote:
> >>> On Thu, Jun 05, 2003 at 03:41:59PM -0400, Mark L. Kahnt wrote:
> >>>> Sounds like Florida, eh?
> >>> Not really. It's not Florida's fault that federal elections don't
> >>> believe in democracy, or the States wouldn't have the electoral
> >>> college to begin with.
> >> Hate to burst your bubble but the US government is not a democracy.
> It's a Republic. If you understood this, you wouldn't have made the
> above statement. And if you're in the US, you should know this.
> > Why is it that Americans (the USA variety) like to invade countries to
> > install a "democracy" under an American leader, and whenever someone
> > points out some facts about their home country, they point out that they
> > themselves do not like democracy after all ?
> Name one "democracy" we've set up. I'll bet you my right knuckle that
> each and every one is a democracy in name only, and a republic in practice.
My bet is it will be something the rest of the world calls a "dicature".
Of course the older examples were all done by secret services, so there
is a very high deniability. The newer ones are recent enough to claim
that they are really (democratic,republican,free) states.
(Why isn't there a firstname.lastname@example.org list ?)