When talking about government, the first questions to be answered have to be "Why do we have government and do we need government?"
In the USA "they" teach us we have freedom and Democracy and that is why we have the best political system in the world.
Right from the start, the two are mutually exclusive. If an individual is to have total freedom, that means the right to do what ever you want, when ever you want, so the truth is there are very few people who are really free and most of them would be hermits living outside of rural life, like in the outbacks of Australia or the Yukon.
The only system that supports freedom is anarchy, which means no government at all.
So why and how do we give up our freedom to submit to the government game?
Intolerance, Every law, every government starts with one person not liking something that some other person is doing. The first rules were likely about property, this space is my space or I picked that fruit and I don't like to share. Of course the offending party doesn't recognize the first persons right to property and stronger person gets their way. Now knowing that they can have their way they have their way with everybody until they organize, then the many can tell the one what to do and basic government is formed. and freedom is squashed and the many find more problems with the few, and laws are born.
Types of Governments
Governments can be classified into 12 basic types. Some of the more common types of governments are: 1. Democracy also called Mobocracy or Ochlocracy. The word "democracy" means "rule by the people." In a democracy, the people govern. There are no democracies on planet earth. The downfall being 51% ruling 49%. 2. Republic In a republic, the people elect representatives to make and enforce laws. 3. Monarchy A monarchy consists of rule by a king or queen. Sometimes a king is called an "emperor," especially if there is a large empire, such as China before 1911. There are no large monarchies today. The United Kingdom, which has a queen, is really a republic because the queen has virtually no political power. 4. Aristocracy An aristocracy is rule by the aristocrats. Aristocrats are typically wealthy, educated people. Many monarchies have really been ruled by aristocrats. 5. Dictatorship A dictatorship consists of rule by one person or a small group of people. The dictator may be one person, such as Castro in Cuba or Hitler in Germany. 6. Corporatocracy A form of government where a corporation, a group of corporations, or government entities with private components, control the direction and governance of a country. 7. Ethnocracy A form of government where a single race of people rules over everyone. 8. Fascism The country is ruled by a totalitarian government, like a Dictatorship, but with a single group or party. It also called Nazism, Baathism, Corporatism, and Falangism. 9. Plutocracy rule by the wealthy, or power provided by wealth. 10. Theocracy a form of government in which a deity is recognized as the state's supreme civil ruler. Since said god or deity is usually absent a church sponsored leader or leaders will rule instead. 11. Socialist republic or people's republic Government run by a communist party that reputes to be following a progression from capitalism to socialism to communism. 12. Anarchy Anarchy is lack of government, as there is no governing authority; in anarchy there is no government and each individual has absolute liberty. It is important to note, however, that the lack of a government to enforce laws does not automatically imply that there are no laws; anarcho-capitalism in particular posits a form of anarchy with a body of explicit laws; however, said "laws" are typically in the form of might makes right and enforced by Vigilantism
Most Americans believe we live in a Democracy, but in truth by design our system is supposed to be a Republic, over the years the republic has been lost to become a blend of Corporatocracy, Theocracy, Aristocracy and Plutocracy, with a touch of socialism, and one could argue Fascism, if you consider the Republicans and Democrats as two sides of the same coin.
Most people claim that we have the best system, and that it can't be improved upon. At this point in time I would have to agree to some extent, our system is broken beyond repair and needs to be scraped. If we are to have a country in which people truly rule and remain free and have religious freedom as well as the right to believe things like science, as well as astrology, and medicine, things need to be changed. The question being how to make the change and into what to change. I have proposed since I began to run for President, a direct democracy, that is people actually voting on what is legal and illegal. How could we foster such a change?
The biggest problem running a country of 300 million plus citizens is that we can't agree on anything. By scraping the Federal government's power and returning it to the individual states, counties and even townships. In order to provide the freedoms promised by the constitution and Bill of rights, self determination is the way to freedom and way to get there is the 95% rule. Which simply stated would be that 95% of the population, would have to agree on any laws for them to remain on the books. This would provide the answer to the 51% ruling 49% downfall of Democracy. This way a state could over-rule federal laws and towns could over-rule state laws and in the end Freedom would truly reign.
Ronald E. Gascon