"we the people" are stupid.
A Republic is not led by Presidents and Generals who commit endless war crimes.
A Republic does not pass legislation that allows Robber Barons to steal billions from the people each year such as Drug Plan D, loan shark credit card rates and indebting their young for life with tremendous student debt loans.
A Republic does not lie to its citizens or makes criminals out of its truth tellers.
A Republic does not financially favor a few at the expense of most of its citizens.
A Republic does not treat its citizens unjustly or unfairly.
A Republic does not allow the greedy and corrupt to turn its country into a toxic wasteland.
A Republic does not allow its citizens to obtain weapons that slaughter 10's of thousands of its citizens each year.
A Republic does not turn its society into a vast surveillance police state and militarize its police forces.
A Republic does not deprive its citizens of health care because they have less money then the rich.
A Republic does not use its military forces to destroy weaker nations and slaughter innocent human beings.
A Republic does not only represent the interest of the rich and powerful.
A Republic believes in the rule of law and does not tolerate corruption and fraud in its government.
In other words America is no longer a Republic but instead a corrupt, lawless Oligarchy.
I will not argue against your concept. That being said democratic systems most certainly can do that which you say they should not. The problem here lies in the philosophical-theological dogma that underpins the Reactionary Party formerly known as the Republican Party in combination with American Mythology. Defeat of the Reactionary Party and its agitprop is critical to the country as well as the world.
that guy in AZ Wrote:
The last time I checked, there were about 150 books that were written about Trump - and the vast majority of them are not positive. I've probably read about a dozen, but usually avoid them because I can only handle so much insanity.
Speaking of insanity - there are actually people who have gotten tattoos of Trump plastered on their bodies. Here is one sample:
If you want to see more, click on the link below:
Why on earth would anyone
a) Want to tattoo themselves with that asshat’s likeness
b) Look at anyone who did tattoo themselves with that asshat’s likeness
Simply proves Bird’s Theorem: “We The People” are stupid.
Btw, somebody should have told the artist that the Velveeta Vulgarian generally seems to wear red ties.
Is The Velveeta Vulgarian (props to TheFerret over at Democratic Underground) to blame? Of course he is. These are his actions, orders, suggestions and visions. Is he solely to blame? Not by a long shot. The frigging, lazy, bright shiny object electorate is to blame.
Yes, I know...Russian interference, Hillary ran a lousy campaign, Comey, blah, blah, blah.
40% of the electorate couldn’t be bothered to show up. Half of those that did were too phucquing lazy or racist or just blame too stupid to do the work that citizenship requires.a minimal amount of research would have shown how ridiculous the social disease known as Donald trump was.
But, no, too busy with fake reality TV and D-list stars doing something stupid that had to be tweeted about.
I give the country 50 years, max.
that guy in AZ Wrote:
The History Channel mentioned today that George Washington became a Mason on this day in 1753.
Freemasonry has continued to be important in U.S. politics, and at least 15 presidents, five Supreme Court chief justices, and numerous members of Congress have been Masons. Presidents known to be Masons include Washington, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, James Polk, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, James Garfield, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Warren Harding, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson, and Gerald Ford. Today there are an estimated two million Masons in the United States, but the exact membership figure is one of the society’s many secrets.
The Masons of the 18th century adhered to liberal democratic principles that included religious toleration *, loyalty to local government, and the importance of charity. From its inception, Freemasonry encountered considerable opposition from organized religion, especially from the Roman Catholic Church.
As the article below mentions, that our numerous Masonic symbols in our society, including (but not limited) to the one dollar bill.)
*precisely the opposite of Christian nationalism
Well, I am a former DeMolay, youth group for boys named after the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, and am a Master Mason. What is intriguing is that there are two topics that are not to be discussed in Lodge meeting: religion and politics. All Masons are required to believe in a Supreme Being. There are Jewish Masons and Muslim Masons.
There has also been much conspiracy theorizing regarding Masons. They do not control the world nor do they control the levers of policy in this country. Iirc, membership has been dropping as it is, imo, not an organization many millennials would interested in joining.
Words have impact. Trump doesn’t give a shit what the impact of his words are other than re-election. While he didn’t pull the trigger Trump is most definitely responsible.
If, as Trump claims, the border is clean, efficient and well run then WTF do we need a wall for?
This is about keeping brown people out, period. Trump has no interest in border security or immigration.
Thank God Trump doesn’t have a dog. He would likely abuse one.
Look for Northern Ireland to leave the UK or for a restart of “the Troubles”. Look for Scotland to leave the UK.
Boris the Spider will preside over the destruction of the UK.
Dutch Wrote: Lonely, I've said a million times to get rid of the "electoral college"; just let votes count. Trump is an champion mobster who also influenced the "college" via bribes as he always does. Furthermore our election system is about the worst in the world; all the States have no uniform equipment or forms,which is asking for corruption. I use the "mail in ballot" but never get any confirmation if it has been counted. Especially in FL they tinker with it as has been proven many times. The other thing is "money"; no PAC "donations" no "fund raising" ; only "qualification" for the job should count. (Thus not based on stupid "rally's etc.) But yeah this country has never learned from their mistakes and rather stick with the old " corrupt" system of 1800. So who ever gets elected was never done based on qualification, but only on basis of who is the smartest in corrupting the system. "Money" never should be the the "driver" of any election. Amen
Dutch, I can’t remember the name of the book I was reading but the author talked about the election of 2016. He states that neither candidate got a majority of elegible voters. He called the people who didn’t vote “unserious” which I would apply to the bulk of the electorate.
Regarding PACs and spending, at one time the candidates were picked by the parties during and probably before the conventions. The advent of primaries has created a monster of unintended consequences. The American electorate is pathetic and gullible.
Diamond and Silk, two pieces of flotsam and jetsam hanging around past their shelf life.