Parks & Rec: Is Democracy Doomed?

14 août 2020
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What do Leslie Knope (Parks and Rec) and Hamilton have in common?
Can understanding the political dynamics of a fictional town give us insight into the minds of the Founding Fathers? And can Pawnee's townhall meetings give us insights into problems inherent to democracy? We're going to try and answer these questions and more in this Wisecrack Edition on Parks and Recreation: How To Run A Government.

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  • What's your favorite media exploration of the government?

    WisecrackWisecrackIl y a 2 mois
    • Hitler

      Nathan MarkosNathan MarkosIl y a mois
    • Veep

      Ceci Rajah 1Ceci Rajah 1Il y a mois
    • Bobs burgers

      Thomas HallalThomas HallalIl y a 2 mois
    • The West Wing. How it's supposed to be.

      M&Z Read-AloudM&Z Read-AloudIl y a 2 mois
    • Fight club.

      Ibrahim AL-GhoulIbrahim AL-GhoulIl y a 2 mois
  • The greatest mistake the founding fathers made was not trusting the people

    HowdyHowdyIl y a jour
  • I think democracy is an excellent method when the population is well educated and makes decisions based on logic and not emotion. Unfortunately, humans are terrible at using logic and frequently either neglect to educate themselves or actively sabotage the education of others to give themselves power over others.

    Hunter HadlockHunter HadlockIl y a 12 jours
  • It's not "founders" it is "colonizers" 😉

    Kameron Sanchez CancheKameron Sanchez CancheIl y a 29 jours
  • Do democracies work? Yes only with certain foundations in play. 1. Establish a organizm that allows the public to engage in debate style meetings and where a comprised can be settled on. 2. Have representatives of said groups all join together and creat another debate style meeting where they all agree on a compromise. 3. Creat laws depending on outcomes of said debates. I know that what i explained is basically a republic but this method weaves out all the dumb stances people take and it will assure that only the worth while ideas stand out and are discussed at a higher level. (and hopefully have the peoples well being as the interest)

    Lisandro GallegosLisandro GallegosIl y a mois
  • We trace democracy to ancient Athens. According to one estimate, the population was ~450,000-480,000 people, but the voting population was only ~60,000. The population of the Thirteen Colonies in 1775 was ~2.4M. It’s safe to say that democracy *as originally designed* was never expected to accommodate such a large population.

    TK WallaceTK WallaceIl y a mois
  • The funniest thing is that Leslie acts essentially like a dictator and circumvents democracy literally at every opportunity.

    SoftySoftyIl y a mois
  • I find it suspicious that we fail to teach the children who will one day be expected to take part in elections that there votes will cont for vary little. I wonder who that benefits.

    TransHumanTransHumanIl y a mois
  • If you are trying to find the most competent ruler by running a popularity contest, you might end up with a show host who is only competent at lying. Just saying...

    Eugene DelveEugene DelveIl y a mois
  • Literally, every American citizen needs to watch this.

    Collin MillerCollin MillerIl y a mois
  • Burn Down the Government And Blow up the banks

    DeyzelDeyzelIl y a mois
  • They skipped right over the fact that the motivation for the founding fathers to issue the declaration of independence and form the united states, was to protect their freedom. Specifically, their freedom to continue to own slaves as there was a strong abolition movement in the united kingdom, as well as their freedom to violate the treaty that the united kingdom made with the native Americans that expension towards the west would stop where it was at the time. You see, the founding fathers had a lot of money, so they wanted to live in a state where they could continue to exploit, or even increase their ability to exploit, slaves and native lands. So they built them an economic and political system where money makes the rules. That's why only male land-owners could vote. I oddly think that understanding this to be the root of this system of government and economics explains a lot of US history as well as a significant portion of the current problems. A summary of what many smart people think about democracy: The core tenant of a functional democracy has to be political equity. This cannot be achieved without economic equity. If there is no economic equity then the rich will skew the political equity. This skewed political equity will allow the rich to create laws that increase the economic gap which again increases the political gap. More money -> more power -> more money -> more power on one side less money -> less power -> less money -> less power on the other Right now that money doesn't just buy tv ads. It buys fox news, it buys targeted ads over facebook to change the way people think about political issues, it buys increasing control of the media and the way the media operates. By now what is really going on anywhere is almost impossible to know for certain and most if not all people will be informed by unreliable sources. Good luck achieving consent of the governed. Well, consent may be possible, informed consent not so much.

    Evelien HeerensEvelien HeerensIl y a mois
  • We need more Ron Swansons in our government.

    Canes AccessCanes AccessIl y a mois
  • "Ben Wyatt, Human Disaster"

    dredhead117dredhead117Il y a mois
  • Where's Jared been at?

    byobobbyobobIl y a mois
  • Michael, you're my favorite since quarantine 😌💕 When you make videos, can we talk about solutions as well as the problems?? After many years of avidly watching every wisecrack video, this keeps bugging me. Like ok here are our problems and why they exist which is awesome to know! But.. Now what? Like what philosophies could combat these issues? What have other nations tried? What organizations out there are working towards these things?

    byobobbyobobIl y a mois
    • That’s what the comments are for! We come down here and discuss solutions :)

      Nerd LetterNerd LetterIl y a mois
  • I am now binge watching.. these video

    vivek prajapativivek prajapatiIl y a 2 mois
  • Criticism of democracy's deficiencies has been given by promiment American voices. Quotes from the novel _Starship Troopers_ which are very much relevant here. _"Citizenship is an attitude, a state of mind, an emotive conviction that the whole is greater than the part."_ Heinlein also advocated former military men as apt for state leadership as _"a soldier accepts personal responsibility for the safety of the body politic of which he is a member"_ and the civilian does not, or at least not very well. He also predicted that a crisis (in his futuristic novel) brought about democratic collapse in the 20th century, but as things are that might happen in the 21st. When dogmatic ideologues of 2000 year old religions make contemporary policy, it's bound to be bogus and ineffective. Hence, traditionalism is wearing itself out at the expense of everyone. We need leaders, men and women, who have demonstrated that they put _"group welfare ahead of personal advantage"_ and this is best and fairly done through voluntary military service. Everyone else can play money games and set up companies if they want personal wealth, but decision power SHOULD NOT EVER go to those people... rather should not HAVE ever gone but alas, here we are.

    Sapere AudeSapere AudeIl y a 2 mois
  • parks & rec >>>>>>>> the office

    calira carlincalira carlinIl y a 2 mois
  • Sort answer: Yes Long answer: No, but also yes.

    Cody GobleCody GobleIl y a 2 mois
  • Sorry but the USA is not a democracy for the simple fact that a vote does not equal another vote, and political bribery is legal, and politicians are allowed to chose their voters (thus not voters their representative). Thus the USA is not a democracy and has not been for decades... you are a plutocrasy under cooperate and financial-elite rulingn

    Jordy ScholJordy ScholIl y a 2 mois
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    &Ö& Paneristi&Ö& PaneristiIl y a 2 mois
  • Well, most other countries are working just fine. Competent leadership and adequate decisions, even with the occasional corruption and fuckup. The US is in another league altogether.

    Nikola TasevNikola TasevIl y a 2 mois
  • As far as American democracy goes, as someone looking from the outside, it seems there was a whole lot of good intentions and ideas but money in politics has spoiled it. Don't get me wrong, money in politics is a problem for many countries but the USA in particular stands out. Our problem in the UK is a bit more insidious, the "old boy network" where who you know matters far more than anything, it's been that way here for a long long time. But thankfully things are changing, especially in the devolved parliaments (Scotland and Wales-N Ireland is a different ball game), if America could put caps on how much can be spent on campaigning, try and eliminate the power of super PACs etc...i think that would be a good step. But that's just an outsiders view I guess

    Teethgrinder 83Teethgrinder 83Il y a 2 mois
  • Haha, What you are describing around debt problem and federation is exactly what is destroying UE right now.

    YohannYohannIl y a 2 mois
  • Parks and rec was supposed to be a parody, problem is Republicans didn't get the memo in real life

    BotsandmagicBotsandmagicIl y a 2 mois
  • Fantastic video!! 👏👏👏👏💯💯💯💯

    B1701B1701Il y a 2 mois
  • "The perils of creating a nation from scratch" you mean a nation that already had a lot of settled, beautifully cultivated land and the backing infrastructure of the British crown (until the revolution).

    Anthony KellyAnthony KellyIl y a 2 mois
  • Without delving into the "intentions" of the framers of the constitution, the country's real awakening to its government and the individuals place within it, usually happens when individual freedoms are threatened. Renewed interest is growing among those who feel they have been disenfranchised by their republic. Rightly so. The poor are poorer, ethnic groups across all lines of division, immigrants, even leaders in industry and government are seeing where the winds are leading and it is not in the favor of those trying to hold onto a version of government they are barely able to control. Our founding fathers designed this republic to be imperfect, and they did so with the intention of having it changed over time. The only thing they wanted for our government to do, other than set up a way for the darn thing to pay for itself, was to ensure that all peoples could be free. The simple fact is, there are plenty of people in our government that don't think so. They would love to see a version of our government that relies on a vision that only they share. Those crazy people at the town hall, they got together, convinced just the right number of people that they could do a good enough job, got elected into many levels of government, and now... Well were seeing just where that goes. We used to have a litmus test for those going into politics that bordered on the strange. Candidates that lived such pure uncompromising lives with little to no smudges as to present an idea of leaders that were bland, closeted, and without fault or exception. Now we have, in its most extreme example a man in power who ran a successful T.V. show, was accused of raping a 13 year old girl, was accurately quoted with "grab them by the pussy", and is so illiterate it makes 3rd graders question where their lives are going. Our country is out of balance. The same balance you note in your video. The one our founders tried to instill in our gov. during its creation. The only thing that can make it better? Learn. Learn about our founding. Talk to people about it. Open discussions with people you wouldn't normally. Listen to viewpoints you find uncomfortable. Don't be defensive, be understanding. Try to create spaces with people you know and care about in your community that showcase a place of public discourse that will eventually lead to greater, bigger ideas that can benefit all people, and create a stronger country.

    M&Z Read-AloudM&Z Read-AloudIl y a 2 mois
  • Well we aren’t fixing this one.

    Asbestos FishAsbestos FishIl y a 2 mois
  • Oh god musicals, the HORROR.

    Oisin MurphyOisin MurphyIl y a 2 mois
  • I am surprised you didn't explore the concept of limiting it's effects in terms of Ron Swanson's approach. The answer litterally being that if the Parks department has no power, no one's complaints to it matter, and they are forced to solved or deal with it in other ways.

    Waitwhat469Waitwhat469Il y a 2 mois
  • Fun fact: Pawnee's town Map is based on a map of Christchurch, New Zealand.

    Joe CJoe CIl y a 2 mois
  • Yes. Democracy is always doomed to fail, and that’s okay, it’s not a moral system so we are not losing anything when democracy dies. A republic is a moral system, a true republic as a matter of practice and principle, not the pretenders. A constitutional representative republic.

    Billmaster115Billmaster115Il y a 2 mois
  • "We all know America is a democracy..." is it? really? you call this oligarchy democratic? okay.

    Hail SatanHail SatanIl y a 2 mois
    • You can, in politics things aren't mutually exclusive most of the time. It's an fallacy most Americans belive in the you can't belive in two things at once. If there is only a handfull of leaders or groups they take turns through our votes. How the U.S. votes is flawed vary flawed. Also how the averge American thinks about voting is flawed. People forget your daily life is mostly effected by your state legislator. By your mayor and aldermen things likw that, but we mostly focus on the big federal stuff that are by design slow and difficult for better and for worse. US needs participation from everyone to work but we only do stuff when a crisis happens.

      Hosue RodriguezHosue RodriguezIl y a 2 mois
  • Since money shows revealed preferences I think it would be a great limiter as far as showing who is mature enough to have a say in a system if they can figure out how to pay in even a tiny amount more than they take out from said system

    Nonservium RNonservium RIl y a 2 mois
  • Slash it! Slash it!

    TossTossIl y a 2 mois
  • I'm with Winston Churchill on this, "Democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others." Thanks Wisecrack, you now got me thinking about EU monetary policies and debt.

    Jacob HuffJacob HuffIl y a 2 mois
  • I am a big fan of strange ladies lying in ponds distributing swords as a form of government.

    10wuebc10wuebcIl y a 2 mois
  • The picture for Sarah Jane right Wisecrack

    Ibrahim AL-GhoulIbrahim AL-GhoulIl y a 2 mois
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    heroino89heroino89Il y a 2 mois
  • SO about that babies in thongs thing... Considering there was that story about a strip club or something having a 7 year old drag queen do dances while people threw money at him is a thing that exists in our world...the joke is....less of a joke.

    XxXVideoVeiwerXxXXxXVideoVeiwerXxXIl y a 2 mois
  • Ron and Leslie show the best and worst of their government beliefs. Ideally pro-government Leslie shows government working to help communities for the greater good but neglects that people fall into factions where people have their own goals and needs that often go against the government. Ron shows that libertarianism works when a community is self reliant and competent enough to take care of themselves like Ron. Unfortunately the average person doesn’t spend free time bettering themselves like Ron. In short everyone is stupid and moving too far in either direction will not work.

    The ShrimpThe ShrimpIl y a 2 mois
  • Black Power!!!

    Kris KenardKris KenardIl y a 2 mois
  • We are not a Democracy, we are a Republic.

    Luke MeeksLuke MeeksIl y a 2 mois
  • It’s amazing how Pawnee looks nothing like Pasadena, CA.

    Jason BieberJason BieberIl y a 2 mois
  • 1º América is not a democracy, is a continent. 2º Democracy murdered Socrates

    Reg EricReg EricIl y a 2 mois
  • "Capitalism is the only way"

    Scythe AzureScythe AzureIl y a 2 mois
  • Was the lad from Snowpiercer in that rap battle?

    JaccguitaristJaccguitaristIl y a 2 mois
  • There is no democracy, the closest country that does it is Switzerland.... (in some area's). The rest? Is just claiming it, butchering it's meaning. So, I don't get what's being doomed, if there never was such a thing.

    Phoenix the IIPhoenix the IIIl y a 2 mois
  • The first thing you have to ask yourself is, do we live in a real democracy?

    Efrain CruzEfrain CruzIl y a 2 mois
  • Only just discovered this show recently. Really enjoyable

    Hærra PrímatHærra PrímatIl y a 2 mois

    Madlad DreamersMadlad DreamersIl y a 2 mois
  • In ancient Rome every citizen got a vote, but only wealthy people could hold political office, and it was perfectly legitimate to buy and sell votes. Sounds like America today, except the wealthy are also the only ones buying and selling votes. At least Rome's system functioned as a sort of trickle down economics.

    Jebecky GranjolaJebecky GranjolaIl y a 2 mois
  • The problem with Parks and Rec is that it has a scarcely concealed condescension for normal people.

    skaterdudeabidesskaterdudeabidesIl y a 2 mois
  • It appears that the rich are robbing the poor these days. If true, does that mean Democracy is a fail (this is very close to a rhetorical question).

    Francis Srečko FabianFrancis Srečko FabianIl y a 2 mois
  • do you guys will create video on Hunter x Hunter video, the anime in 2011?

    Duck YeahDuck YeahIl y a 2 mois
  • We're an oligarchy, my woolly friend

    Jackson FurlongJackson FurlongIl y a 2 mois
  • Democracy is. Fad. All hail our Chinese overlords !

    AllanAllanIl y a 2 mois
  • What happened to the other guy that used to do the book reviews?

    Dominique Bischof PintoDominique Bischof PintoIl y a 2 mois
  • The tree of liberty will continued to be watered we are not doomed

    Andrew RiceAndrew RiceIl y a 2 mois
  • 11:46 Well actually... America is an oligarchy...

    MfingChristonyaMfingChristonyaIl y a 2 mois
  • 6.9k likes, nice 👌

    Sir DinazurSir DinazurIl y a 2 mois
  • The current situation proves the founders were right: Barriers need to be in place to stop people. The only problem is: They didn't go far enough and didn't adequately lock out special interests.

    Cam AdamsCam AdamsIl y a 2 mois
  • "Spoiler for Hamilton". Is that a subtle dig at the US education system that you can "spoil" a musical based on historic events?

    NekoiNemoNekoiNemoIl y a 2 mois
  • Seriously? OK let me stop everyone just for one sentence. Aristotle was the one who first used the very word "democracy", and he was the one who said it is not going to work because humans are greedy, materialistic, corrupt fookers sell outs. Lobbing much? Despicable, not civilized, is the western society...

    K_TeckK_TeckIl y a 2 mois
  • Look up Mencius Moldbug

    PrometheusPrometheusIl y a 2 mois
  • Democracy can't be doomed if it never existed.

    Samuel GarciaSamuel GarciaIl y a 2 mois
  • Parks and Rec meets Hamilton!??! Niceeee

    JessJessIl y a 2 mois
  • The show is pretty accurate with the large amounts of idiots it portrays in Pawnee

    Chad RiggsChad RiggsIl y a 2 mois
  • Democracy depends on two things: 1. Strong education, so that not only do we have experts in any relevant field of study, but also so that the populace knows enough to understand whether they should (or should not) trust an expert opinion. Education is a vast topic as a whole. Its strength is more about how well its subjects apply to a citizen's life, including not only technical skills like STEAM and finances, but also soft skills like self-confidence, communication, morality/ethics, and a passion for learning. 2. Strong communication so that people burdened with making decisions can quickly and accurately gain the data needed from those who can offer it. This includes transparent methods for data collection and analysis that help us understand how every vote makes a direct impact. It goes both ways too. Decision makers need to present the results of the data collection along with their decisions to the public in a clear and verified format. I was going to put a third dependency along the lines of "strong leadership that adheres to the laws and serves the people" but I realized a well-educated leader solves that problem. It really makes it clear how much of our laws (here in the States) are band-aids on a pervasive ineptitude that results in shortcomings which incentivize immorality and greed.

    Nick CombsNick CombsIl y a 2 mois
  • I think Parks and Recreations was a faction for getting its actors and directors into the MCU

    M DoddM DoddIl y a 2 mois
  • Is Democracy Doomed 200 years of growth says no.

    Yuga KhanYuga KhanIl y a 2 mois
  • The idea of a republic as a perfect form of government, was the old rich assholes of the colonies focusing on individual tree's from republican governments in the past. Rather than the entire forests of those systems and their final results which were all shit. Also if you really want to know about the kind of skinflint assholes who wrote the federalist papers were, look at the causes and effects of say shay's rebellion. The fact that they still didn't give what they promised to those who followed them even back then should tell you all how much has really changed. Also you are right to say they wanted to minimize factionalism, but only to hold onto the same power they already had before the revolution. In other words the "founding fathers" took a popular uprising and hijacked to "guide it" and then betrayed what almost every poor person who was fighting it wanted from it. Now because of their greediness and need for control we have what we have now, take from that what you will.

    ciaran dolanciaran dolanIl y a 2 mois
  • Please change the background when you are on camera, I can’t stop reading book titles and can’t focus on the video (kidding).

    Tahir Enes GedikTahir Enes GedikIl y a 2 mois
  • can you guys do a video on “the sunset limited”

    LostSoulLostSoulIl y a 2 mois
  • A Democratic Republic's effectiveness was predicated on the idea that only intelligent qualified people could vote and hold office. You had to have a horse in the race. Be for many reasons, noble yes, we gave every idiot the right to vote without any process to ensure they were competent. It never ceases to amaze me that that women can tell men they have no opinion or rights on abortion (it's my body, it's a women's issue, etc...), you know "You don't have a horse in this race"... yet demand everyone have a vote. People who don't own property get to vote on property taxes, people without kids get a voice on schools, etc. Go ahead and argue school funding when you don't have kids you will invariably hear "Well you don't have kids." Yeah well you don't own a business but you talk a lot of shit on how business should be taxed don't ya? The simple truth is the vast majority of people are ignorant on the vast majority of topics. If you had a scale and put all the things you know on one side, and all the things you don't on the other side you would have a mountain of ignorance overshadowing a handful of sand. Even the smartest person you can think of sits in the shade of their own mountain of ignorance. The people that lead need to have the wisdom to sift through other people's piles of sand to understand the truth of things they know nothing about. They understood this and the best quote could be: “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage.” ― Alexander Fraser Tytler Lastly I offer these: "Nothing in the natural order gives man the right to rule over others but democracy demands everyone had that right." "The smartest idiot in the room, is still an idiot."

    Idgarad LyracantIdgarad LyracantIl y a 2 mois
  • This was a stretch...don’t get me wrong I love parks and Rec, I also really believe in studying the federalist papers to understand how the constitution should have been implemented, but the two only have a few threads really connecting them.

    Adam AndersonAdam AndersonIl y a 2 mois
  • This episode was FREAKING AMAZING!!!

    Kathlyn Archibald-DrewKathlyn Archibald-DrewIl y a 2 mois
  • All governments are dysfunctional

    Apocryphal DudeApocryphal DudeIl y a 2 mois
  • US of A may have been We The People at some point (maybe?), but it's been We The Corporations for a long time now.

    sirius4ksirius4kIl y a 2 mois
  • Democracy is degeneracy.

    Marche RadiujuMarche RadiujuIl y a 2 mois
  • You always hear people saying, "can't we just get along," or something along the lines of trying to bring together "both sides" in order to make things better. The big problem is you never see anyone give a reasonable proposal on HOW to make that happen or what's necessary to do it. Parks and Rec, although somewhat idealistic, does attempt to show us the HOW. It boils down to sitting down, and listening, not to special interests, but to the community as a whole and coming to a compromise. It's a very long and hard process, and removing special interests from the equation is not always easy. What is clear in reality is, there are significant faults in the structure of our government that may have led to, or at least exacerbated, inequalities in our society AND the government itself. Parks and Rec idealizes the role of government as a mediator between conflicting interests within a community, but what we find in reality is that the government also plays a role in influencing the interests of the community, as we see with the Trump administration and with the Blue Lives Matter movement(started by police officers). I'm not saying that Parks and Rec completely avoided this, but the show doesn't really dive into the topic of social engineering or propaganda.

    CH1PSETCH1PSETIl y a 2 mois
  • 2:27 apathetic shows Aubrey Plaza

    Schadowization ProductionsSchadowization ProductionsIl y a 2 mois
  • You're really awesome! Would you please make a video about "Louie Show" or perhaps other works (standups and series) of Louis C.K. I'd love to know your perspective about him.

    Hamed VahebHamed VahebIl y a 2 mois
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    Alex sAlex sIl y a 2 mois
  • Our federal government is an absolute joke. The only thing we can do is change local issues while the senate and house of representatives take legal bribes to screw over our citizens and make themselves richer. Also the electoral college is complete horse shit. They are basically saying that we aren’t smart enough to choose are own leader

    John KeableJohn KeableIl y a 2 mois
  • Me personally? I'm all with The Joker's philosophy from The Dark Knight. Rules,plans,'s all a joke. We think ourselves superior, more intelligent, more compassionate than the wild animals of the jungles and tundras that eat their own poop and kill everything that moves...but in fact we're far, FAAAAR worse. Because we are, by nature, poisonous to existence itself. We have more hatred and aggression built into our very beings than all the life on this planet combined...and the terrifying intellect to destroy everything that ever can and ever will exist. Yes I'm a hardcore nihilist, what of it?

    AceAceIl y a 2 mois
  • We're doomed.

    jlotus100jlotus100Il y a 2 mois
  • Franklin said we have a Republic.

    The AlterNativesThe AlterNativesIl y a 2 mois
  • With about 70% of our population being disenfranchised, it's hard to see the US as either a Democracy or a Democratic Republic. Also, there's a third solution to these issues, similar to Hamilton's, but I think Aristotle got it right. Reduce inequality and you won't have to worry about this shit in the first place.

    Dustin MinkDustin MinkIl y a 2 mois
  • 😅🤣😭

    RC LopezRC LopezIl y a 2 mois
  • Democracy is snake oil

    AssuntosimportantesAssuntosimportantesIl y a 2 mois
  • Government sucks because humans suck.

    Lens HunterLens HunterIl y a 2 mois
  • Widecrack Video on Republican vs Federalists *Shows only the Federalists (flawed) philosophy*

    Francesco VialeFrancesco VialeIl y a 2 mois
  • We can always edit the democracy with the amendments

    Will RingerWill RingerIl y a 2 mois
  • There are some good effects of the Internet, but I also see it as a creepy faction as the video seems to have commented at some point. Looking forward to that analysis of its effects: gosh darn fake news/'targeted a*ds' on FakeBook/ProblemBook aka FaceBook.

    VolstreedVolstreedIl y a 2 mois
  • Democracy: The God that Failed. Hans Hermann Hoppe

    Jovial JaredJovial JaredIl y a 2 mois
  • I hate how this channel purposely repurposes shows to hoist inaccurate and reinterpreted history and “what the founding fathers foresee and didn’t foresee.” I suggest they reread the federalist papers because this was all laid out by plans or smaller government and more personal responsibility. Meaning if communities took more responsibility for that vacant lot and if some drunk didn’t fall down it then none of this would be an issue.

    Hardcore BunnyHardcore BunnyIl y a 2 mois