In America, atheists are still in the closet

Apr 11, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Spiked

So do many other interest and identity groups. Complaint is our political lingua franca: it's what Occupiers, Tea Partiers, Wall Street titans, religious and irreligious people share.

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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

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

State democracies do not have kings.

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

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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.

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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.

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Dec 29, 2012
 
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~stomp stomp stomp~
State democracies do not have kings.
so you are still stomping

Yes they can

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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

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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

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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

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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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either we are a democracy or we are a somekind of dictatorship
Logical fallacy.

Circular argument, darling.

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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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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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fact sweden is a democracy not a country ruled by a king
Country name:
~ conventional long form: Kingdom of Sweden
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Government type: constitutional monarchy
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http://www.allcountries.eu/sweden.htm

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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.

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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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Fact. Slavery is allowed by your constitution.
T'aint.

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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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Logical fallacy.
Circular argument, darling.
prove it old fart!

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T'aint.
Slavery is permitted by your constitution.

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.

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