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1.The Allied Corporate Empire of Northern BorlandCapitalizt“A Good Place to Raise Your Business”
2.The Nak Nakian Colony of The knight who says NICompulsory Consumerist State“Power to the people!!All hail Nak Nak!!”
3.The Armed Corporations of Aurora IslandsWA MemberCapitalist Paradise“If you have money, nothing is impossible!”
4.The Infection of EdgemasterWA MemberCompulsory Consumerist State“KICK LOGIC OUT AND DO THE IMPOSSIBLE!!”
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6.The Free Secular Federation of Nation of QuebecInoffensive Centrist Democracy“In Freedom We Trust”
7.The Perpendicular Parallels of PerpendiculousWA MemberAnarchy“Phase 1 Collect Underpants, Phase 2 ?, Phase 3 Profit!”
8.The Capitalist Alliance of The-CIDCapitalist Paradise“Justice Above All”
9.The Benevolent Dictatorship of CanterburieWA MemberCorporate Bordello“In God We Trust”
10.The Dictatorship of JimMorrisonWA MemberCompulsory Consumerist State“Libertatem Per Fortitudo”
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Regional Poll • Voter turnout in the US Midterms reached record lows. What is the best way to increase voter turnout?

The Grand Duchy of Acario wrote:Poll brought to you by Capitalist Paradise resident, Nation of Quebec.

Voting opened 2 days 2 hours ago and will close in 21 hours. Open to residents. You cannot vote as you are not logged in.

Last poll: “How should the internet and the access to the internet be handled?”

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Whatever one thinks of intellectual property, copyrights and patents, it is foolish to try and base industries on them - as the Chinese regime, in practice, ignores them.

Certainly the Chinese execute a few "economic criminals" from time to time, but this is for show (the people executed are really being executed for offending some powerful ruling Party members). In reality there will be a factory (or other such) round the corner from the execution site - churning out more "forbidden" goods (most likely a factory owned by a relative or friend of the very person who ordered the executions for violating patents or copyrights).

China is the second largest economy in the world - in manufacturing perhaps the largest economy in the world. As it, in reality, ignores copyrights and patents it is not sensible to try and base industries upon them. Companies in the United States (or elsewhere) must base their business plans on being the least expensive and best producers - not waving bits of paper about and expecting the Chinese (and others) to obey them. I am not disputing the morality of intellectual property (IP) - I am just pointing out that it is not practical, in the modern world, to try and base industries on it any more (Hollywood, silicon valley and so on - please note).

As for the World Assembly - it makes no sense for any nation to be a member of this body.

Post self-deleted by Apparatchikstan.

All of the suggestions from the poll, with the exception of mandatory voting and the dictatorship option (which I assume is a joke) sound reasonable to me.

My choice was for other. We need to crack down on the lobbying, super PACs, and the corporate influence that's all too prevalent in elections these days.

Of course the hyper-partisanship, on full display in this region, of the two party system needs to be changed. Yet when we consider that our politicians are more interested in keeping their jobs than actually doing their jobs, I don't see the volatile nature of politics disappearing any time soon.

Regarding the poll I feel as if we should have direct voting and get rid of the Electoral College

The Dictatorship of Cymric Corporate Authority wrote:For instance, you hear almost every Republican congressional candidate stating that they wanted to repeal Obamacare. But not a single solitary one of them could say what they wanted to do instead of that to try and fix health care.

Maybe that is because it is not government's job to fix it. Obamacare is a huge leap over the constitutional bounds the US government was supposed to remain within.

As for one party over the other, I support most of what the Republicans stand for while holding my nose at other things they stand for. The religious dogma that runs much of the party really grates on my nerves. There are many times religion based planks (gay marriage, abortion, etc) cost them elections because they scare the people in the middle. Take a look at the paralyzing effect Sarah Palin had on the middle electorate in 2008 for one example.

But that support comes in in the form of voting against even worse choices. The American Communist/Socialist Party (a/k/a Democrats) want to destroy everything this country once stood for. Personal responsibility, freedom to excel (and along with that the freedom to fail), the freedom to run a business unmolested, the freedom to keep most of your money and even the freedom to decide what kind of car to purchase and drive are all at risk when these clowns have the power. Don't believe me? Go back and look at the laws and regulations passed and proposed over the last six years.

So I go with the party that can both get elected and do the least damage.

The Dictatorship of Cymric Corporate Authority wrote:Yet even with the amount of fraud you claim takes place there is still an all time low on voting?

As far as I am concerned, a failure to vote is a vote. Someone that does not make the effort to get to the polls is voting to allow those that do make the choice for them.

The Queendom of Hyrule and Lorule wrote:My choice was for other. We need to crack down on the lobbying, super PACs, and the corporate influence that's all too prevalent in elections these days.

Which has zero to do with elections in this country.

The Freedom States of The United Oman wrote:Regarding the poll I feel as if we should have direct voting and get rid of the Electoral College

I think that you need to go back and study your American history and government. The president is to be elected by the states, not the people. The electoral college was set up to ensure all states have a significant say in who becomes president.

If you eliminate the electoral college, California, Florida and the Atlantic Corridor from DC to Boston will elect every president from now on. The rest of the nation need not even go to the polls. With the president being beholding only to those regions of the country, the rest of the nation will get screwed in every area from government aid to highways to contracts to military bases.

There is really no way to get rid of the electoral college without screwing "fly over country."

The Minister of Bad Behavior of Capitalist Producers wrote:Maybe that is because it is not government's job to fix it. Obamacare is a huge leap over the constitutional bounds the US government was supposed to remain within.

As for one party over the other, I support most of what the Republicans stand for while holding my nose at other things they stand for. The religious dogma that runs much of the party really grates on my nerves. There are many times religion based planks (gay marriage, abortion, etc) cost them elections because they scare the people in the middle. Take a look at the paralyzing effect Sarah Palin had on the middle electorate in 2008 for one example.

But that support comes in in the form of voting against even worse choices. The American Communist/Socialist Party (a/k/a Democrats) want to destroy everything this country once stood for. Personal responsibility, freedom to excel (and along with that the freedom to fail), the freedom to run a business unmolested, the freedom to keep most of your money and even the freedom to decide what kind of car to purchase and drive are all at risk when these clowns have the power. Don't believe me? Go back and look at the laws and regulations passed and proposed over the last six years.

So I go with the party that can both get elected and do the least damage.

As far as I am concerned, a failure to vote is a vote. Someone that does not make the effort to get to the polls is voting to allow those that do make the choice for them.

I think that you need to go back and study your American history and government. The president is to be elected by the states, not the people. The electoral college was set up to ensure all states have a significant say in who becomes president.

If you eliminate the electoral college, California, Florida and the Atlantic Corridor from DC to Boston will elect every president from now on. The rest of the nation need not even go to the polls. With the president being beholding only to those regions of the country, the rest of the nation will get screwed in every area from government aid to highways to contracts to military bases.

There is really no way to get rid of the electoral college without screwing "fly over country."


Beautifully said.

The Dictatorship of Cymric Corporate Authority wrote:Yet even with the amount of fraud you claim takes place there is still an all time low on voting?

P.S. Somehow I dropped a paragraph from the last post. Here is is:

I want to thank you for pointing that out. The fact is that lower turnout makes voter fraud more effective. If only 25% of legitimate voters turn out that means a fraudulent vote overcomes four legitimate votes.

Apparently putting funds into the auto industry increases heart disease. Good to know.

I voted other and perhaps I'm answering a different question, but I don't think voter turnout is really the problem. In my opinion, the real problem is that we have entirely too many voters who haven't the first clue as to who or what they are voting for. Unfortunately, I doubt there's a foolproof way to guarantee that all voters are at least sentient and literate, possessing a basic understanding of US history and government. At a minimum, I think the right to vote should require a satisfactory score on a citizenship test, similar to those administered as a part of the naturalization process. An IQ test might not be a bad idea either...at least that would eliminate people like Alec Baldwin and his ilk.

I suspect that many don't bother to vote in certain states and/or congressional districts simply because they know they are hopelessly outnumbered by the ignorant masses who cast their votes according to mindless drivel and rhetoric that's endlessly spewed forth by the mainstream media. I'm happy to say all the people I voted for in this last election were elected. But, I'm luckier than some, as I live in the "fly over country" Capitalist Producers mentioned above.

The Republic of United Kodiaks wrote:At a minimum, I think the right to vote should require a satisfactory score on a citizenship test, similar to those administered as a part of the naturalization process. An IQ test might not be a bad idea either...at least that would eliminate people like Alec Baldwin and his ilk.

You mean like this one? http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/literacy_popup.html [1]

Alas, your plan is illegal. After the supreme court upheld the use of literacy tests in several cases through the 1950's, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 pretty much outlawed literacy tests as a requirement to vote. From that day forward, the Democ rat's edge began increasing toward the mess we find ourselves in now.

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[1] Just for grins I took that test. What a bear! Out of 68 questions I had to go look up ten or twelve. Most to be sure of my answer, but a couple because I no clue. There was one question so ambiguous that I could figure no way to look it up. With all of that, I still missed three of them.

I think everyone should give this test a try and post their results. Kind of gives you a new respect for the voters that were forced to take them and passed them back in the bad old days.

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