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  1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    24 May '16 01:221 edit
    Curiosity Corner

    1. What, in your opinion, is the most effective form of government?

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  2. Standard memberbill718
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    24 May '16 01:54
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Curiosity Corner

    1. What, in your opinion, is the most effective form of government?

    2.[/b]
    Saran Palin as world dictator. Because she looks hot in a bikini, and she'll make sure everyone speaks "American!" 😀
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    24 May '16 03:26
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Curiosity Corner

    1. What, in your opinion, is the most effective form of government?

    2.[/b]
    The most effective/efficient form of government is a dictatorship.
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    24 May '16 06:34
    Originally posted by whodey
    The most effective/efficient form of government is a dictatorship.
    What makes you think so?
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    24 May '16 08:07
    A benevolent dictator can result in many efficiencies, but it can also come at the cost of greater expenditure on security and has many risks associated with it. One of the biggest risks is the dictator simply not knowing what is best for the country. Dictatorships tend to allow stupid plans to be implemented at a large scale with disastrous results. A number of communist countries can attest to that.
  6. SubscriberWajoma
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    24 May '16 11:52
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Curiosity Corner

    1. What, in your opinion, is the most effective form of government?

    2.[/b]
    A constitution so binding in it's protection of individual rights that the only thing left for the pollies to decide is what color to paint the white house.
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    24 May '16 14:14
    Originally posted by Wajoma
    A constitution so binding in it's protection of individual rights that the only thing left for the pollies to decide is what color to paint the white house.
    Who would enforce the binding of said constitution? Who would write it?
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    24 May '16 15:14
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    What makes you think so?
    Efficient, by limiting costs. No elections. Efficient by quick adjustments to law. Perhaps not as effective, due to the tendency of the public to rebel against what they consider unjust laws.
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    24 May '16 15:17
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Who would enforce the binding of said constitution? Who would write it?
    Alexander Hamilton seemed to agree with you, and also seems to have been proven right. The founders wrote ours, but aren't here to defend their work. Of course thing change with time, and Constitutions and laws in general have to have the flexibility to adapt to those changes.
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    24 May '16 21:12
    Originally posted by normbenign
    Efficient, by limiting costs. No elections. Efficient by quick adjustments to law. Perhaps not as effective, due to the tendency of the public to rebel against what they consider unjust laws.
    Limiting what costs specifically? The cost of holding elections is negligible.

    Far from being efficient, autocratic governments tend to be inefficient due to the fact that government officials are not held accountable except by their superiors. This leads to a bloated, corrupt bureaucracy. And even if the autocrat in question is well-intended, actually implementing decisions is a different matter altogether from making them.
  11. Standard memberBongalloJoe
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    25 May '16 03:43
    I dont remember whats it called but ill describe it for you:
    a dictatorship where the people vote for what they want. the dictator gets to decide what should be voted on or not.
    😉 or, a presidency. 😉
  12. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    25 May '16 05:21
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby (OP)
    Curiosity Corner

    1. What, in your opinion, is the most effective form of government?

    2.
    2. Was the reign of the Antonine Caesars during the second century the most just and prosperous time in human history?
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    25 May '16 06:10
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    2. Was the reign of the Antonine Caesars during the second century the most just and prosperous time in human history?
    No.
  14. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    25 May '16 06:35
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    No.
    Then, which was "the most just and prosperous time in human history?"
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    25 May '16 13:58
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Then, which was "the most just and prosperous time in human history?"
    The most prosperous time is the current one according to any reasonable measure of prosperity.

    The most "just" is probably also the current one depending on what you think is "just."
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