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Offline SirJohn

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Re: Interesting videos
« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2018, 02:38:46 pm »
And who gets to decide who is "informed" and who is not? Give government a weapon like that and it *will* be used to silence legitimate political debate.
Compared to what exactly? China's police state that seems to think Orwell's 1984 was an instruction manual? Or Russia's kleptocracy where inventing creative ways to kill government critics is national sport?

The problem is always that you need someone to watch over politicians, but then who watches the watchers?
Democracy lets the people watch over the politicians, but the people are largely ignorant.

I would like to see a meritocracy, where the best and brightest children (after testing) are guided into special classes which will produce the next generation of leaders. They'll take university courses that prepare them to run government and deal with the people, then be placed as something like a school trustee, as a first step, then on to local town councilor, city councilor, then MPP, then MP, then into cabinet, depending on their demonstrated abilities, and observed  honesty and integrity.
"When liberals insist that only fascists will defend borders then voters will hire fascists to do the job liberals won't do." David Frum