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Ban the Right Wing?

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BrennanBA Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
At the moment there's debate going on in Europe to determine whether or not Extreme right wing parties (like the BNP, and others which are sometimes described as "Neo-Nazis") should receive funding for their political campaigns.

These are parties which are deemed racist, anti-integration and ultra-nationalist. Should a democratic system start the process to reduce these parties, does that show favouritism/non-democratic persuasion?

The parties would continue to exist and be a part of the democratic system, they just would not be funded through the tax system.

And say they are successful and remove the extreme part of the right wing, would that mean the lesser right wing would become the next extremists to remove? And what of the extreme left?
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JackMolotov3 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
the real question is where do you stop?

when it becomes standard to ban political parties, where does it all end?

will this discourage people from joining these parties, or believing in what they believe?
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Peribyss Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The solution to retarded political groups is stronger education. If the general populace knows what a politician means when he says things, they can discern all of the crazy groups from all of the ones with a legitimate solution. It takes longer, but immediate change is not to be expected when running a nation.
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BrennanBA Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Education is the key. I remember when there was a referendum to change the British voting system to the Australian one the people at my work were against it because of a supposed impartial flier, which said that the voting system was unpopular and used by only three countries in the world.

This leaflet was actually endorsed by the Conservatives through one of their lawyers.
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HerbalDrink Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Only if we can remove anyone who might potentially fuck up the nation.

Which would be...everyone. How about we use those taxes funding political campaigns for something useful? And how about private funding for similar political campaigns also be used for something useful? You donated how much to lobbying and a political campaign, and are now bitching about how you can't pay an extra $0.03 an hour for cost of living raise without laying off half your employees? I think you need to be firing someone...and it's not the people who're working to put food on the table. It's whoever is in charge of your money because clearly, you have money to burn pissing money away like that.
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BrennanBA Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In society the people who do the most crucial jobs should be the highest paid. Cleaners, Binmen, Doctors, Nurses, Teachers, Policemen, Firemen, etc.

You could argue that politicians are important, but they're just as easy to replace as binmen.
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Bullet-Magnet Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
They're already their own worst enemy. Anything more you do can only assist them.
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siegeonthorstadt Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
theyd have to ban 90% of the winning parties in europe
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HerbalDrink Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Think of all the money that'd be saved if taxpayer (and private) funding for campaigns was cut off entirely and sent to do something actually useful.

like I dunno...funding scientific research to help ward off a major energy crisis when we run out of oil?
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siegeonthorstadt Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Would be a great thing to do
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AbCat Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013   Writer
If they banned right wing parties in the US, there wouldn't be any politics at all.
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