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How would you govern a country?

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    Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years ago

    For years, I've tried to encourage people to invent systems that would move outside the narrow confines of political parties. I haven't had any luck. Nobody is interested in sitting down and thinking how a country should be governed. So I thought about it...

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    So that's my bit.

    However, I'm more interested in how you would govern a country because my thinking is improved by yours. Really... smile

    Please contribute.

  2. theman6007 profile image60
    theman6007posted 5 years ago

    There will never be a society that will be equitable as long as money is the cornerstone of politics. People would have to under go a paradigm shift in consiousness. in other words people would have to be indoctrinated in ways that would benefit all people. Holidays would have to be eliminated, everyone would have equal amounts of resources, there won't be any dominant religions, there would be no empire enterprises, there would be no banks as people would get their provisions from local markets. The central government would use conscripted personal for infrastructure projects. Each person would serve at least two years in the work corps, in order to be eligible for provisions, Peace would be the core of the education system. Stiff penalties would be handed out for drug dealers,pimps,ect. the penalty for crimes against  peace would be death. The penalty would be meted out with swiftness.A few unfortunate souls may be unjustly prosecuted, but the message would resonate across the land.I envision a society of freedom of choice, if gays wanted to get married, let them establish their own community,straight people would have their own community and so on.Communal living would be promoted,but everyone would be compelled to obey the central laws that would be based on respect for other people.

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      perfect communism, then, divided into a large number of different communities and differing versions of communism in order that they can fight their neighbors to enforce their own version on their neighbors.

      No holidays, no playtime.  Just work for the benefit of someone else. 

      A workable solution for anthills, perhaps, but humans don't perform well under those conditions.

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      theman6007... what about having a variety of alternative currencies?

      Is it at all possible to make all people equal? I'm not sure. How about allowing people to rise and fall but have a system that prevents it getting extreme at both ends?

  3. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 5 years ago

    "The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 1951 black-and-white science fiction film about a humanoid alien Klaatu, who comes to warn ... For our policemen, we created a race of robots. Their function is to patrol the planets—in space ships like this one—and preserve the peace. In matters of aggression, we have given them absolute power over us; this power can not be revoked. At the first sign of violence, they act automatically against the aggressor. The penalty for provoking their action is too terrible to risk. The result is that we live in peace, without arms or armies, secure in the knowledge that we are free from aggression and war—free to pursue more profitable enterprises."

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      knolyourself. Wasn't there a book by this same title?

      And don't  the robots indicate that mankind is unable to police himself? Is that really true? There are people who live entire lives without harming others or committing crimes. Sure there are people who make life a misery for others because they do...

      Is it possible to design a system where we can police ourselves? What about teaching the laws and citizenship from day one at school?

  4. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 5 years ago

    Everyone is already working for everyone. It is one planetary system.
    One's computer comes from Asia. They are working for me with for a small cut.

  5. maxoxam41 profile image76
    maxoxam41posted 5 years ago

    Easy, dissolution of both assemblies Congress and Senate. Each member electible every two years. Lobbies will be suppressed. Elimination of homeland security, drastic reductions of the military and pentagon budgets. Homeland security will be replace by research and development. Tax will be proportionate to earnings, companies producing and manufacturing abroad will be taxed heavier since their costs will be lower than in the U.S. Taxes will be redistributed to socially enhance the quality of life. Banks will be controlled and imposed regulations... Nothing that is impossible to achieve!

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      maxoxam41, you're on the same road as quite a few of us out there...

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    maxoxam41posted 5 years ago

    Where is the point of several currencies? To create fluctuations? To favor speculations? To create disparities? No. I would prefer one worldwide currency but again at which price? I need to reflect upon this (im)possibility!

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years agoin reply to this


      Alternative currencies work differently to one main currency. For a start, when there is only one currency, money tends to gravitate upwards and to central locations. When there are different currencies, they tend to remain local. Alternative currencies, whenever and wherever they have been practiced have enriched local communities.

      http://www.complementarycurrency.org/he … efits.html

      You can research it further... smile

  7. maxoxam41 profile image76
    maxoxam41posted 5 years ago

    It is reassuring that an oligarchy of thinkers aim at democracy!

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    maxoxam41posted 5 years ago

    Or at the ideal that represnts democracy since I won't speak in the name of the people (too irresponsible!).

  9. theman6007 profile image60
    theman6007posted 5 years ago

    The type of government that I outlined is eminent with some variations. The current governments are on the verge of callapse and new forms of governments will emerge. A new system is emerging in America as we write our posts. Remember only about thirty years ago interacial marriages was unthinkable now a standing president has endorsed gay marriage. There are forces that are trying to maintain the status quo to no avail. People are loosing interest in holidays because they can't afford to celebrate,the religious orders are being weakened by scandal.A paradigm shift is under way, and the poor souls who are not mentally prepared will be left behind, or they may even be raptured. Change is coming, I don't if it will be change that we can believe in, but change is coming.