- Jun 23, 2008
No it isn't. How is the government taking 60% of everything you produce being strong on personal bodily freedom?Well then, democratic socialism is strong on personal bodily freedom, not so great on freedom from taxation.
Wrong, Democratic Socialism isn't democratic because socialism deliberately violates individual rights in favour of group rights.Look i think the point you're getting at with the thread is something like this and correct me if I'm wrong:
"Democratic socialism isn't truly democratic because it doesn't protect individual freedoms in the form of social welfare programs that the public have no choice but to pay in for". But by that standard no government is truly democratic.
B.SI think what most people mean by democracy is a representative government by public voting. And from that side at least, you have to admit that Bernie Sanders is a voting rights absolutist. Nobody should be afraid that he will turn America into Bolivia because he's always consistently opposed autocratic rulers, and championed expanded voting rights.
If he were a voting rights absolutist he would be insisting on voter ID. The same as almost other country in the Fkking world.
You know since he wants to make the US like Sweden and Norway:
NorwayWhen physically voting on election day, every voter must provide a valid identification document (such as a passport, drivers license, or an ID card from the Swedish Tax Agency). If a voter is missing valid identification, another person with valid ID-documents can certify the identity of the documentless voter
CanukistanVoting in Norway is voluntary for citizens 18 years or older (16 in some municipalities). Every person who is eligible to vote are sent a polling card in the mail a while before the election. The polling card recommends the closest voting location to you, but you are not required to vote there, but you are required to vote within your municipality. The polling card contains the date(s) of the election, opening times of polling locations and information on how to vote. While it is not mandatory to bring the polling card on the day(s) of the election, it generally makes the process smoother. However, a photographic ID, such as a passport or a driver's license, is required to vote. During the election day after you pick your party, you present your photographic ID and optionally your poll card to the poll attendants who verifies the information against a database, and record that you have voted.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voter_Identification_lawsIn Canada, the Federal government mails an Elections Canada registration confirmation card, which the voter takes to the polling station. The card tells the individual where and when to vote. Voters must prove their identity and address with one of three options