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If you could use one word, To describe the US government, What word would that be?

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  • agsragsr 866 Pts   -  
    Powerful 
    Live Long and Prosper
  • CYDdhartaCYDdharta 1374 Pts   -  
    Adolescent
    DrCerealDebater123TreeMan
  • love2debatelove2debate 185 Pts   -  
    Conflicted
    Debater123
  • Amazing.
    Zombieguy1987George_Horseanarchist100Debater123TreeMan
  • LogicLogic 274 Pts   -  
    @kmelkevolution17  Seems like you live under a rock.

    DrCerealcheesycheeseNathaniel_BZombieguy1987George_HorseWordsMatterPlaffelvohfenDebater123TreeMan
  • Good.
    cheesycheeseNathaniel_BZombieguy1987George_Horseanarchist100TreeMan
  • LogicLogic 274 Pts   -  
    @censel_coffeeLove  I wish so.
    I remember when i thought it was good, I was literally not doing any research. You could say i was living under a rock.
    DrCerealcheesycheeseNathaniel_BZombieguy1987George_HorseTreeMan
  • inc4tinc4t 185 Pts   -  
    Manipulative 
    someone234cheesycheeseNathaniel_BGeorge_HorseZombieguy1987TreeMan
  • agsragsr 866 Pts   -  
    @Logic, you may argue that at times ignorance is bliss. That said, many will debate with you on perception of good vs bad for US government.  Many will advocate that transformational change we are finally seeing is refreshing.
    cheesycheese
    Live Long and Prosper
  • LogicLogic 274 Pts   -  
    @agsr We all have our diverse world views. I see it as a corrupt government. Always trying to be the 'Police' of the world.
    cheesycheese
  • agsragsr 866 Pts   -  
    @Logic, that is fair.  I can understand your viewpoint and there is certainly lots of corruption.  Police of the world  is a fair way to describe the governent, although that's more than one word and is more representive of prior administration 
    Live Long and Prosper
  • natbaronsnatbarons 133 Pts   -  
    I 100% agree with @logic , such an accurate and great point.
    cheesycheese
  • LogicLogic 274 Pts   -  
    It's to the eye of the beholder to decide. But it isn't hard to make a decision, Although it is a strong government, It doesn't use it's strength in the good ways. 
  • walterbawalterba 59 Pts   -  
    Great point, @logic , agreed.
  • MayCaesarMayCaesar 3466 Pts   -  
    "Imperfect". 

    I think the Founding Fathers' construct was the best in human history - however, there is a difference between the design and the practical implementation. Many of the institutions built upon the country formation have eroded over time or lost their meaning. Separation of powers was perverted by a two-party design, where really the struggle is happening not between 3 branches, but between 2 political groups having a certain degree of influence on each branch. The Electoral College, designed as the second step in the general election, turned into a fictive institution serving no real function. Private property rights have been infringed upon repeatedly, and the government now holds a firm grip over the market. Governmental competency has been dropping slowly as populists gained a foothold in the modern information age, and the media are too interested in short-term profit to have any regard for journalist ethics, necessary for keeping the governmental corruption in check.

    The system needs a serious revamp. As it is, we are slowly heading towards an oligarchy merged with ochlocracy, where the government is two powerful groups more interested in winning the seats than getting anything done, constitutional principles are discarded left and right based on currently popular narratives.

    Transforming the system into a parliamentary republic and limiting the percentage of seats a political party can hold would be a good first step, and literal interpretation of the Constitution trumping all other laws could be what has been missing from the system since the Civil War.
  • ApplesauceApplesauce 243 Pts   -  
    imperfect
    Zombieguy1987PlaffelvohfenTreeManDebater123
    "I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
    Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood"
    The Animals
  • TheocratTheocrat 68 Pts   -  
    Tyrannical 
    TreeManZombieguy1987
  • someone234someone234 644 Pts   -  
    Machiavellian
  • ErfisflatErfisflat 1656 Pts   -  
    The word government, when broken down, describes itself.

    Govern means control, and ment means mind.
    Nathaniel_BZombieguy1987anarchist100TreeManDebater123
    Pseudoscience: noun; a collection of beliefs or practices mistakenly regarded as being based on scientific method.

    Scientific method: noun; a method of procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.

    The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about.

    Wayne Dyer
  • ErfisflatErfisflat 1656 Pts   -  
    Nathaniel_BTreeMan
    Pseudoscience: noun; a collection of beliefs or practices mistakenly regarded as being based on scientific method.

    Scientific method: noun; a method of procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.

    The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about.

    Wayne Dyer
  • ErfisflatErfisflat 1656 Pts   -  
    Nathaniel_BZombieguy1987Debater123
    Pseudoscience: noun; a collection of beliefs or practices mistakenly regarded as being based on scientific method.

    Scientific method: noun; a method of procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.

    The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about.

    Wayne Dyer
  • piloteerpiloteer 1111 Pts   -  
    Sexy.
    Nathaniel_BZombieguy1987TreeManDebater123
  • piloteerpiloteer 1111 Pts   -  
    No wait. Damm autocorrect.
    Nathaniel_BZombieguy1987TreeManDebater123
  • piloteerpiloteer 1111 Pts   -  
    Oh man. I'm so embarrassed now. 
    Nathaniel_BZombieguy1987TreeManDebater123
  • missmedicmissmedic 43 Pts   -  
    corrupt @Logic
    Zombieguy1987
  • cheesycheesecheesycheese 79 Pts   -  
    unfortunate
    Zombieguy1987
  • Right now?

    Corrupted.
    Zombieguy1987
    Not every quote you read on the internet is true- Abraham Lincoln
  • Nathaniel_BNathaniel_B 181 Pts   -  
    Untrustworthy.
    Zombieguy1987George_Horse
    “Communism is evil. Its driving forces are the deadly sins of envy and hatred.” ~Peter Drucker 

    "It's not a gun control problem, it's a cultural control problem."
    Bob Barr
  • Polaris95Polaris95 143 Pts   -  
    Faltering
    Zombieguy1987
  • CYDdhartaCYDdharta 1374 Pts   -  
    Right now?

    Corrupted.

    That was an apt description a couple years ago, now a much better term would be "recovering".
  • YeshuaBoughtYeshuaBought 669 Pts   -  
    Divided.
    Zombieguy1987
  • AlecAlec 70 Pts   -  
    Conservative
    Zombieguy1987
  • George_HorseGeorge_Horse 489 Pts   -  
    Alec said:
    Conservative
    The government is the LEAST conservative. 
    "Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God? " ~Epicurus

    "A communist is like a crocodile" ~Winston Churchill

    We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.~Orson Welles
  • George_HorseGeorge_Horse 489 Pts   -  
    Unfair.
    "Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God? " ~Epicurus

    "A communist is like a crocodile" ~Winston Churchill

    We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.~Orson Welles
  • Zombieguy1987Zombieguy1987 461 Pts   -  
    Dysfunctional 
    Plaffelvohfen
  • AlofRIAlofRI 1219 Pts   -  
    Democratic
    As it was intended to be. Thousands have died to keep it that way. Today, because they can't seem to see that it is still imperfect, that it is still better than anything else on the market, that millions are wanting to make it even better, thousands seem to want to tear it apart. For what?? Screw those that have died to protect it?? I've not seen ONE practical suggestion that is better. Unregulated Capitalism is an oligarchy-in-waiting. Socialism is impractical. Fascism and Communism, well, forget it. Secular Religious Government, under ANY religion is a cattle drive led by rich cowboys. 
    What we have will always need work, improvement, change to fit a growing world. The beauty is that THAT is allowed! The beauty is that the system allows U.S. to incorporate the best of the others (if there are any "bests"), into what we already have. NONE of the others allow that. They all lead to the rich, the powerful, taking over and leading the cattle to wherever they want them to go.
    I'll take democracy, any day!
  • YeshuaBoughtYeshuaBought 669 Pts   -  
    Divided.
    Debater123
  • Either corrupt or (yes I’m gonna say it trigger warning) autisitic
    Zombieguy1987
    Not every quote you read on the internet is true- Abraham Lincoln
  • anarchist100anarchist100 216 Pts   -  
    @Logic
    EVILLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!
  • Starlord616Starlord616 258 Pts   -  
    broken
    anarchist100
  • Cringe_TrainCringe_Train 155 Pts   -  
    @Logic

    ƒucked
    anarchist100
  • Debater123Debater123 272 Pts   -  
    @Logic Embarrasing
    anarchist100
  • IdeaoftheEndlessIdeaoftheEndless 129 Pts   -   edited January 8
    @Logic ;
    Illogical  :p
    anarchist100
  • anarchist100anarchist100 216 Pts   -  
  • anarchist100anarchist100 216 Pts   -  
    @Erfisflat
    Mother Anarchy Loves Her Sons!
    TreeMan
  • TreeManTreeMan 51 Pts   -  
    Retarded
    The US has a terrible voting system
    electoral votes is so flawed, and instead of using singularity voting, where you only vote for one person, the US should use approval voting
    therefore, there would be a third party that would actually get a number of votes and change the absolute majority
  • anarchist100anarchist100 216 Pts   -  
    @TreeMan
    Democracy has never worked.
  • TreeManTreeMan 51 Pts   -  
    not necessary
    no government system is perfect

  • George_HorseGeorge_Horse 489 Pts   -  
    Untrustworthy.
    "Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God? " ~Epicurus

    "A communist is like a crocodile" ~Winston Churchill

    We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.~Orson Welles
  • smoothiesmoothie 414 Pts   -  
    Slow.
    why so serious?
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