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Old November 8 2012, 11:52 AM   #22
Timo
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Re: VOTE today! And is the Federation a democracy?

Universal adult suffrage is just oligarchy of another sort, since "universal" and "adult" are mutually exclusive terms here. The Greek had certain limitations on who can vote; we today have limitations of our own liking. If we want standards of democracy that would stand the test of time (something desirable in a discussion involving both history and pseudo-future), we probably have to consider absolutely universal vote where criminals, infants, lunatics and people-in-potentia have their say, too.

Timo Saloniemi
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