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In America, atheists are still in the closet

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“Sweden more democratic thanUSA”

Since: Jun 12

Nykvarn, Sweden

#45528 Dec 29, 2012
"General elections are held every four years. Some 7 million people in the country are entitled to vote and given the chance to influence which political party will represent them in the Riksdag (the Swedish Parliament), county councils and municipalities. People can also influence Swedish politics in other ways—taking part in referendums, joining a political party or commenting on reports presented by the Government"

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#45529 Dec 29, 2012
Mikko wrote:
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USA isn't a democracy you do not vote for the president!
I do vote and just did vote for president.

And have voted for many presidential candidates many times...

Anything else, my dear?

PS: the USA is a REPUBLIC. I have stated this many times.

Putting aside: the USA could be a dictatorship and it has NO BEARING on the FACT that Sweden (the KINGDOM of Sweden) is a monarchy.

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#45530 Dec 29, 2012
Mikko wrote:
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Sweden is a parliamentary democracy,
Government Type: Constitutional monarchy.
source: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2880.htm

+

Government type: constitutional monarchy
source: http://www.indexmundi.com/sweden/government_t ...

Today, Sweden is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy form of government and a highly developed economy.
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden

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#45531 Dec 29, 2012
Mikko wrote:
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democracy
~stomp stomp stomp~

State democracies do not have kings.

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#45532 Dec 29, 2012
Mikko wrote:
"General elections are held every four years.
Kingdom of Sweden.

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#45533 Dec 29, 2012
Mikko wrote:
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in his deranged world only usa is a democracy and everybody else are autocracies
Funny how you can never quote me and just like a NotBot: insist on creating things I have not said.

Wipe your chin.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#45534 Dec 29, 2012
Mikko wrote:
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in his deranged world only usa is a democracy and everybody else are autocracies
I thought much the same until I realized the error and propaganda that is causing America to become less ans less a democracy and more and more a elitist's republic , it sure appears this country is doing some things that are not the will of majority
but the will of big corps and banks.

“Sweden more democratic thanUSA”

Since: Jun 12

Nykvarn, Sweden

#45535 Dec 29, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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~stomp stomp stomp~
State democracies do not have kings.
so you are still stomping

Yes they can

“Sweden more democratic thanUSA”

Since: Jun 12

Nykvarn, Sweden

#45536 Dec 29, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Kingdom of Sweden.
Elections every 4th year!

Sweden is a parliamentary democracy, which means that all public power proceeds from the people. At the national level, the people are represented by the Riksdag (Swedish parliament) which has legislative power. The Government implements the Riksdag's decisions and draws up proposals for new laws or law amendments.

http://www.government.se/sb/d/2853 <-- official state website

“Sweden more democratic thanUSA”

Since: Jun 12

Nykvarn, Sweden

#45537 Dec 29, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Funny how you can never quote me and just like a NotBot: insist on creating things I have not said.
Wipe your chin.
either we are a democracy or we are a somekind of dictatorship

proud to not be a bot like you!

fact sweden is a democracy not a country ruled by a king

“Sweden more democratic thanUSA”

Since: Jun 12

Nykvarn, Sweden

#45538 Dec 29, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> I thought much the same until I realized the error and propaganda that is causing America to become less ans less a democracy and more and more a elitist's republic , it sure appears this country is doing some things that are not the will of majority
but the will of big corps and banks.
usa is going to be a police state in a few dacades

Since: Apr 08

Watford, UK

#45539 Dec 29, 2012
SupaAFC wrote:
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The only person hiding from anything is you, Barefoot. That is because you do not have the intelligence, integrity nor maturity to debate beyond simple yes-or-no loaded questions that you use as a safety blanket.
We all know Britain has a monarchy.
We all know Britain's monarchy has powers.
We all know that Britain is also called the "United Kingdom".
We also know that Britain has a Parliament.
We also know that the Commons, the legislative body of Parliament, are democratically elected.
We also know that Parliament makes laws that is given Royal Assent.
We also know that Royal Assent has not been refused in over 300 years (three hundred).
We also know that the Queen attended her first, and only, Cabinet meeting this month for her Jubilee celebrations.
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Do you see why your "yes or no" question is meaningless, Barefoot? All the above statements are individual pieces of a jigsaw puzzle set that, when all taken together, demonstrates that our monarchy is nothing but a figurehead while all the decisions are made by democratically-elected MPs.
We are a monarchy in name and ceremony only. In reality, we are a typical western democratic country.
Time to get a new safety blanket, Linus, because once again you have simply been outclassed with basic, basic logic.
We also know that the 13th Amendment to the Constitution that barefoot keeps referring to has ensured that slavery is still legal in the USA.

AMENDMENT XIII

SECTION 1.

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

SECTION 2.

Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/amend...

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#45540 Dec 29, 2012
Mikko wrote:
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either we are a democracy or we are a somekind of dictatorship
Logical fallacy.

Circular argument, darling.

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#45541 Dec 29, 2012
Mikko wrote:
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usa is going to be a police state in a few dacades
Make sure you are here to tell me "I told you so!".

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#45542 Dec 29, 2012
Khatru wrote:
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We also know that the 13th Amendment to the Constitution that barefoot keeps referring to has ensured that slavery is still legal in the USA.
Of course it is, KowKow, that's why the country is full of slaves.

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#45543 Dec 29, 2012
Mikko wrote:
fact sweden is a democracy not a country ruled by a king
Country name:
~ conventional long form: Kingdom of Sweden
...
Government type: constitutional monarchy
...
http://www.allcountries.eu/sweden.htm

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#45544 Dec 29, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
...it sure appears this country is doing some things that are not the will of majority but the will of big corps and banks.
Right... not like in the old more democratic days when only white men who owned property were allowed to vote.

Since: Apr 08

Watford, UK

#45545 Dec 29, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Of course it is, KowKow, that's why the country is full of slaves.
Fact. Slavery is allowed by your constitution.

Squirm as much as you want, it won't change what your constitution says.

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#45546 Dec 29, 2012
Khatru wrote:
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Fact. Slavery is allowed by your constitution.
T'aint.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#45547 Dec 29, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Right... not like in the old more democratic days when only white men who owned property were allowed to vote.
What you are missing here is that "we the people" can all become the slaves to the republic. Did you vote yes to use drone strikes in Pakistan? Did they even ask you should they? Do you think they would even consider your opinion on the subject?
How about forced to buy insurance or be fined? Do you agree you should have to buy something , even if you cant afford it.
It is being said it will possibly cost you 5-$8,000 a year.
You don't mind paying for it even though you didn't want it?

Where is the freedom or democracy in these things?

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