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This year's election was proof enough.

You are free to state otherwise if you believe so.
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HNBBTF Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
I read your comment I felt I should share this video
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The economic prospects for the Philippines are quite high for the next half century. Although the same thing was said over a half century ago.

In my personal opinion the problem isn't the type of government, but how powerful the government is. If any country wants to see more prosperity it should seek as much market liberalization and as little government involvement as possible.
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xxheartlessbitchxx Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
So, what kind of democracy would work here?
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Itsukiart Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
build your own democracy, no one says it should follow what american democracy has become. make better democracy and be example for those who have lost from the right way. build democracy it is meant to be, as peoples want it.
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avoiderdragon Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Professional Writer
Finding out will be the difficult part, but the massive effort to reform and restructure our system of government will be worth getting rid of society's fears and misconceptions. However, the last person to attempt that was Ferdinand Marcos, which didn't go over very well due to a lot of loose ends on his behalf. Because of that, this country took the safe route after 2/25/1986.

Perhaps it really is not in my place to judge whether the Philippines really needs total reform or just stick with the current system, but thread it with more control policies. But either way, we'll be drifting away from what the Americans left here after we "evicted" them from their air bases.

Whether we go left or right politically, it is certain that we can't stay at where we are now.
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xxheartlessbitchxx Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
I think we just have a twisted version of "democracy".
What we have here in the Philippines is mob-rule, or extreme case of populism. No leader in their right mind would dare go against the "public's opinion" (the majority rule), even though this popular opinion, this ordinary, mob-driven way of thinking is the one obstructing effective, long-term policies to come into fruition. RESTRUCTURING our government is the least of our problem. What we need to focus on is restructuring the FILIPINO's mindset that not every popular poverty alleviation policy or land reform is the right way or the most efficient way to go. Sometimes, NO, slash that, most of the time, policies need to be brutal and unpopular to be effective and long-term.

This is not an issue of where we are in the political spectrum (left, center, or right) because that does not really matter anymore. It's just an age-old debate that does not really work anymore. Wherever we are, we still sink, because the mob keeps going to the wrong side of the ship.
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ryuumi20 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Yes! American democracy doesn't work here because its called "Demo-Crazy!"
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hooplabuga Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
damn right it doesnt.

60% of voters voted for a president either based on family name alone or a convicted felon? HURR DURR
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BreathingKills Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
Dibs for a shirt.
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silvercross00 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I second this~
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Warse-no-Miko Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
Me: Truer words were never said :/
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