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Response to MineralMan (Reply #48)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 06:11 PM

49. I wouldn't know where to look, and I suspect neither do you.

Because I don't believe you actually know what you claim to know about such communities changing to representative formats.

Moreover, claiming I didn't read the Wikipedia entry is strange, because (a)I did, (b)it doesn't contain the information you insinuate that it does. There is no statistical background, nor in any of the online-accessible sources (though I admit I'm not going to comb an actual brick-and-mortar library trying to prove your point for you based on the traditional citations).

As towns grew into larger cities, that system was no longer practical.

But you still haven't cited even a single actual case where that happened, let alone shown it to be statistically relevant.

There's a population limit to direct democratic government, it seems. If everyone can't fit into some building somewhere, some other means of governing is more practical.

I've already addressed this argument. Have you already forgotten? You don't have to have a single assembly for everyone - just a bunch of small ones whose votes are added up on common questions. Your objections are becoming laughably trivial.

What's next - are you going to insist that it's silly to imagine that Americans are psychologically capable of understanding the immense cosmic complexities of "Yea" or "Nay"?

WHY are you against this idea? What is really, seriously the problem here?

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