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    With the recent advancements of technology over the past decade,direct democracy can be achieved. If a new modern constitution,with a set of laws designed for efficiency is passed,there is no need for Ireland to be a republic. Billions of euros are being wasted on a system that does not go well with the current technology out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxhavensite View Post
    with the recent advancements of technology over the past decade,direct democracy can be achieved. If a new modern constitution,with a set of laws designed for efficiency is passed,there is no need for ireland to be a republic. Billions of euros are being wasted on a system that does not go well with the current technology out there.
    wtf?
    "In [Ireland] a wife is regarded as a chattel, just as a thoroughbred mare or cow." Mr Justice Butler in the Irish courts. 'Traditional Marriage' in the 1970s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaxHavenSite View Post
    With the recent advancements of technology over the past decade,direct democracy can be achieved. If a new modern constitution,with a set of laws designed for efficiency is passed,there is no need for Ireland to be a republic. Billions of euros are being wasted on a system that does not go well with the current technology out there.
    A Republic does offer protection of minorities from mob rule. Inalienable rights such as equality for gender, racial, sexual orientation etc can be usurped by a prejudiced majority. Pure democracy is not ideal.
    "A govt big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have" Thomas Jefferson

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyO'Brien View Post
    wtf?
    If you get rid of the dail,and use computers to help with direct democracy,Ireland could save lots of money. Just the salaries of the TD costs the people about 18 million euros a year

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaxHavenSite View Post
    With the recent advancements of technology over the past decade,direct democracy can be achieved. If a new modern constitution,with a set of laws designed for efficiency is passed,there is no need for Ireland to be a republic. Billions of euros are being wasted on a system that does not go well with the current technology out there.

    Can you please provide us with your definition of a republic

    Hint: ledroit has given you some clues

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaxHavenSite View Post
    If you get rid of the dail,and use computers to help with direct democracy,Ireland could save lots of money. Just the salaries of the TD costs the people about 18 million euros a year
    is that you Bertie ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeDroit View Post
    A Republic does offer protection of minorities from mob rule. Inalienable rights such as equality for gender, racial, sexual orientation etc can be usurped by a prejudiced majority. Pure democracy is not ideal.
    But a good bill of rights would prevent that.

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    Don't ya know they're laughin at us with our pencil and paper republicanism...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nipper View Post
    Can you please provide us with your definition of a republic

    Hint: ledroit has given you some clues
    The people vote for persons to represent them in gov't,and those people pass laws that are supposed to benefit the people they represent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaxHavenSite View Post
    With the recent advancements of technology over the past decade,direct democracy can be achieved.
    You're not advocating something like the Borg are you? (organized as an interconnected collective, the decisions of which are made by a group mind)


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