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Comment Re:Not so happy when the shoe is on the other foot (Score 0, Troll) 847

Firefighters do not have the ability to strip a citizen of their rights.

Police do, and their ability to strip a citizen of their rights doesn't go away when they are off-duty (please don't bring up "citizen's arrest," people, it is a largely ignored concept for a reason). They are entrusted with large responsibilities, so the case for monitoring them is vastly different from that of a regular citizen.

Comment Re:Surprised? (Score 0, Troll) 384

A majority-based representative democracy is no less a representative democracy than a direct-percentage representative democracy. It just has different methods of assigning representation.

Whether or not those different methods are better--that's a different question, and one on which I share similar views to yours; I would much rather more granular representation. But it doesn't stop being a representative democracy because you, personally, have your ox gored.

"Survey says..." -- Richard Dawson, weenie, on "Family Feud"