Originally posted by JediLiberator
Im sorry. I should have clarified something I said earlier. When I said the point of government was to give power to people who was using it wisely I meant voting power as well as holding office. The idea of giving everyone voting power has already proven itself suspect.
If we don't give all American citizens the right to vote then democracy DOES die.
And StarShip troopers is not the way to base our democratic system. Only allowing people who serve in the military to vote is bullocks. I have absolutely nothing against people in the armed services and I do admire them, but the majority of them that I have met in real life are going to vote for Bush in the coming election.
That right there tells me that military men are no more fit to make decisions of leadership than the average American citizen.