I agree with the points you made with banning parties, but is that may not be both a dangerous road to go down as well as contradictory? 1 legal party could go into power and do a nazi germany and ban all other parties (unless I got my pre world war 2 history leasons in school wrong).
I think some parties should be banned (not the pirate party).
if a party proposes to offend, lessen, hurt, or damage the human kind, morally, psychologically, phisically, or even socially, they should be banned and not permitted to organize in any way, let alone participate in an election. picture the nazi party, or anything of the like. Here in Argentina, where I'm from, we have a few of these options, not exactly nazi they are, but they tend to propose things that go against human rights, and merely anything reasonable to be a government platform, and they have been banned by the supreme court, several times, election after election.
so, in conclusion, if the pirate party proposes "a different view" of sociaty's problems and how to solve them, but they don't "lessen" humanity, just let them be, and let the people choose. They'll have the government the majority wants to have.
ps: sorry for my rough english
Also if there is parties being formed with these believes, there are people who want to vote for it (even if it's 1 or 2 people). In democracy, shouldn't we be, you know practise democracy? Like you, I don't want the next Nazis in power, but it doesn't mean we shouldn't give them a chance.
Then again, I know very next to nothing on UK politics, never mind politics fullstop, and I'll vote for the 1st party I can vote for out of the Pirate Party or the Monster Raving Loony Party, but I can't because they arn't in my constigancy.
Thought you were a Dudeist based on your avatar, but as a Dudeist priest, I abide with your beliefs in the Flying Spaghetti Monster, even if fellow Dudeists don't. I believe in a few things of the Pastafarians believe in and in my eyes, Bobby Henderson is a great dude.
I never thought I would see another human being a Pastafarian. *High-five*
Last edited by Scottland89 on Apr 30 2013 at 19:43