Harvard University Institute of Politics came out with a new poll asking young people about their thoughts on the United States. And the findings are anything but boring. A large number of young people from both sides said they think the United States is a failed or troubled Democracy overall. This just shows that people of all ages see through the current administration’s attempt to continually pitch the idea that everything is “free”.

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  1. John Hanson Thatcher
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    We do not have a Democracy, We have a Republic, thank god. A true democracy is awful always.  We need to restore the checks and balances, and the push towards socialism must be reversed.  But questions that are wrong on their face bother me.  A direct democracy won’t work even on as small a scale as a family. Maybe can work a bit better on village scale but I doubt it, check out how happy people are with Homeowner’s associations, small scale democracy usually controlled by individuals who want to decide how I live my life.

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  2. John Hanson Thatcher
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    @JohnHanson

    But the gas tax will be replaced by electricity taxes, and/or mileage taxes, and cost of electricity will multiply be several times under their plans, so no bargin on fuel, maybe only a short period of subsidized benefits at the cost of our lifestyle.

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  3. RufusRJones Member
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  4. I Walton Member
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    I’m sorry.  The election was stolen and if you think Biden, in his basement, got more votes than any person in history, you’re simply not paying attention.  That votes were rounded up mostly legally and pushed forward, then carefully arranged to assure specific outcomes in key places is not an honest election.

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  5. Old Bathos Moderator
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    Bad choices, ugly tone in debate, and the reality that bureaucracies, big media, tech and other corporations are running things anyway so it does not matter who is elected.  Elections are just about vindicating the sensibilities of one’s own group in opposition to the (caricatured) other side, not about actual results.

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  6. Arahant Member
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    John Hanson (View Comment):
    We do not have a Democracy, We have a Republic, thank god.

    Thank you and amen!

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  7. Old Bathos Moderator
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    John Hanson (View Comment):
    We do not have a Democracy, We have a Republic, thank god.

    Thank you and amen!

    Isn’t there supposed to be an “if you can keep it” warning label here?

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  8. Arahant Member
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    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    John Hanson (View Comment):
    We do not have a Democracy, We have a Republic, thank god.

    Thank you and amen!

    Isn’t there supposed to be an “if you can keep it” warning label here?

    Too late.

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  9. Henry Castaigne Member
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    John Hanson (View Comment):
    small scale democracy usually controlled by individuals who want to decide how I live my life.

    As Socrates put it, “I agree.” 

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  10. Taras Coolidge
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    @Taras

    Weak episode.

    Obviously the Democrat vs. Republican poll numbers on confidence in “democracy” would have been reversed if Trump had won.

    Mr. York should have compared this poll with similar polls taken just after the 2016 election.

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