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Forms of government


Quote 861

“Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called, and whether it professes to be enforcing the will of God or the injunctions of men.

   --  John Stuart Mill

The basic forms of government

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Forms of Government


Governments show thus how successfully men can be imposed upon

   --  Henry David Thoreau


Quote 929

“Planning leads to dictatorship because dictatorship is the most effective instrument of coercion and, as such, essential if central planning on a large scale is possible.

   --  Friedrich von Hayek

Centralized ordering processes are sometimes referred to as “vertical,” or “top down” ordering, while decentralized ordering processes are referred to as “horizontal” or “bottom up” ordering.

Monarchy

The monarchy form of government is a historical throwback, that resides in our time.
The concept of the monarchy offends modern principles of democracy and fairness. The whole idea that one can inherit the leadership of a nation by birth-right is patently ridiculous.
We argue that in our egalitarian state anyone can achieve any position by virtue of hard work and determination, but a monarch undeservedly given the position, ceremonial or not, simply because they were born into the right family. 

However there are some benefits to a monarchy. Where other leafers come and go, a monarch can offer wisdom of the ages to thos politicians. They can also be a counterbalance to other forces in poltics dispersing power, if set up correctly.

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