New answers tagged

6

The challenge would be the very fractured political culture and legal and political system. There is a supreme court, but various national supreme courts reserve some powers (even if exercising them would fracture the EU). There is no unified election system for the parliament.


1

While the question refers to the US Senate, I have visited both the Bavarian parliament and the German Bundestag and received a brief introduction of why these still rely on stenographers. They not only pick up who is talking (i.e. at the main mic) but also pick up things such as laughter in the SPD, jeering in the CDU, amusement in the Green party, voiced ...


4

Are we forgetting the Caning of Charles Sumner in 1856? Senator Sumner (R-Mass.) was assaulted on the Senate Floor by Representative Preston Brooks (D-SC) while co-conspires Rep. Laurence M. Keitt (D-SC) and Rep. Henry A. Edmundson (D-VA) blocked other Senators from assisting in stopping the fight. Brooks' attack was in retaliation for a speech in which ...


0

Implementing all this, at scale, with sufficient resources to get anything done, would take significant contributions from members (who are already paying taxes within the host country), would require thorough auditing to make sure no one profits at the top and would require significant efforts to decide on policy and leaders. In short, it would be pretty ...


5

Theatrical maneuvers are nothing new in politics in the USA. This particular event happened in 1867, in the Arkansas state legislature. https://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/c/changethename.html The gentleman took out his pistol and laid it on the desk in front of him so he would not be interrupted. And he gave the following speech. Mr Speaker, god-...


1

That is nothing compared to what has happened between parties in the past. Just look back to the Obama years and efforts to block him. Ripping up a copy of a speech is nothing compared to working to prevent someone from getting reelected by blocking everything they want to do. https://www.politico.com/story/2010/10/the-gops-no-compromise-pledge-044311 ...


1

Communes exist in the United States, on many small scales, mostly in agriculture works for income for expenses for reasources that are shared with the community and many other nations have stronger histories (The Paris Commune was quite influential in the 19th century, and was Marx's chief inspiration for "The Communist Manifesto." It has even been argued ...


2

People do this, to varying degrees. There are communes. And there are targeted non-profit organizations that focus on one or more of these specific issues. But the core problem with your proposition is that it's a logical fallacy. Taking the U.S. as an example, we already invest collectively as a country. Most of the wealth in the country is owned by a ...


1

What prevents socialists from forming an organization that implements socialism for members? Nothing, in theory. (Some governments may restrict the incorporation of such organizations.) Why isn't it happening? It is happening. Commune. A commune (the French word appearing in the 12th century from Medieval Latin communia, meaning a large gathering of ...


4

Actually Indonesia has a larger voter population than Brazil (the accepted answer). For the 2019 election On 5 September 2018, the KPU announced there were 187 million registered voters – 185,732,093 in Indonesia and 2,049,791 voting abroad. The Indonesian president is directly elected albeit in a two-round system (like Brazil), but candidates need the ...


Top 50 recent answers are included