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Do you believe the government's job is to fulfill the will of the people?

The will of the people is CLEAR! Pro gun 74% Pro choice 78% Pro worker program with strong border control 71% Pro Iraq timeline 62% Pro education 96% Pro stem cell research 78% Pro Family 92% Pro death penalty 68% etc etc Why must the majority bow to extremist views from the right and the left? African Americans and women got their rights once they raised public opinion to support their cause. figures were averaged from three exit polls from the last election...Gallop, CNN and Rueters

Asked By: mymadsky - 4/21/2007
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We live in a Republic NOT a pure democracy. If we lived in a pure democracy then the majority figures quoted by the questioner would be the law of the land... More
Answered By: kayak - 4/21/2007
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because they're filthy politicians, that's why
Answered By: Antoine J - 4/21/2007
 
that is not the government's job. the government must also consider the rights of the minority. if we used your theory, blacks wouldn't be able to vote and might still be slaves, women wouldn't have rights, etc. the US isn't mob rule.
Answered By: Rat P... - 4/21/2007
 
Yes. I think that's a pretty good summation. But the reality is that we don't have enough lobbyists paying off our senators and congressmen. It's all about "show me the money" on the Hill.
Answered By: KERMIT M - 4/21/2007
 
In short, to answer your question. No, its not the governments job to fulfill the will of the people. If that occurred, there would be anarchy. The roll of the government is to make there country, viable, sustainable. And promote an environment of job creation (Capitalistic societies). "You can't always get what you... More
Answered By: Army Retired Guy - 4/21/2007
 
Wow all those stats right off the top of your head. Impressive, Now if only any of those were real.
Answered By: obama fan - 4/21/2007
 
That is a democracy, that is why the USA was set up as Republic, and the founding fathers hated the idea of Democracy, they said it was the worst form of government there was.
Answered By: masterplumber75 - 4/21/2007
 
I am optimistic TERM LIMITS would make a difference, of course then you have the Supreme Court, which makes the laws fit their personal whims. But there is some dipute about polling, because it can be influenced by the news media, how you ask the question, or where you ask teh question, such as in teh middle of the... More
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Answered By: catawhumpus - 4/21/2007
 
WE THE PEOPLE!!! Our government is supposed to be of, by, and for We the People! But with Corporate interest being intermingled with government interests, we are only a few steps away from fascism. We got to TAKE THE POWER BACK!!!
Answered By: Daniel - 4/21/2007
 
The will of the people doesn't figure into the job of the government. You can word a question so as to get any answer you want statistically. The job of the government is to protect the citizens.
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Answered By: oklatom - 4/21/2007
 
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