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Thread #73264   Message #1274688
Posted By: Little Hawk
17-Sep-04 - 09:55 PM
Thread Name: BS: NON-Partisan political comments
Subject: RE: BS: NON-Partisan political comments
That's right, freightdawg, the jury system is such a setup as I have proposed. Thanks for listening seriously to what may seem at first an unusual idea. A non-partisan town council is also such a setup. You don't divide a town council or a jury up into 2 pre-arranged adversarial groups who are opposed to each other on principle and then expect to get anything useful out of it. Yet that is what is considered "normal" in the sphere of politics, apparently.

Clint - Great quotation from Thucydides! He describes beautifully what happens in an extremely competitive and ruthless system based on aggression and competition rather than mutual cooperation. War is the ultimate form of competition.

What I see happening in a modern political campaign is a war. A war of words, accusations, slander, innuendo, financial clout, false promises, and manipulative propaganda. This is not the way to achieve a harmonious, united, mature society. Quite the contrary. It is shameful in nature and destructive in effect.