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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:43 PM

OCrazy aide: democracy means taking power from people who hoard it.


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These people are full on communist.

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Reply OCrazy aide: democracy means taking power from people who hoard it. (Original post)
Let it go Mar 14 OP
Gunslinger201 Mar 14 #1
WhiskeyMakesMeHappy Mar 14 #2
batcat Mar 14 #3
planetX Mar 14 #4
Grumpy Pickle Mar 14 #5

Response to Let it go (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:48 PM

1. and we can't even get all the Republicans to agree there's a Border Emergency

We may have to Mobilize the Tea Party, Trump and the Military ...Half the Republican (Politicians) are unreliable



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Response to Let it go (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:26 PM

2. When did the left start calling communism democratic?

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Response to Let it go (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:26 PM

3. What the hell is wrong with our educational system?

Surely a college educated individual should be far better educated than that. A college grad should realize we don’t live in a democracy.

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The United States is not a democracy — and it wasn't meant to be one
BY TIMOTHY SNOWBALL, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 10/29/18 09:00 AM EDT 1,285 THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL

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Contrary to catchy slogans, memes and other slick forms of electioneering, the government of the United States was never intended to be a pure democracy. In fact, most of the institutions today’s activists complain about were designed to thwart the pernicious effects of too much democracy. They’re anti-democratic by design. Rather than flaws that require remedy, these institutions were (and are) essential safeguards for individual liberty.

The Framers knew that in its pure form democracy could be dangerous. The writings of the founding era are replete with warnings of this fact:

“Real liberty is not found in the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments,” Alexander Hamilton wrote. “If we incline too much to democracy we shall soon shoot into a monarchy, or some other form of a dictatorship.”

Thomas Jefferson lamented that “a democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where 51 percent of the people may take away the rights of the other 49.”

James Madison argued that democracies “have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.”

John Adams concluded that democracy “never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/413142-the-united-states-is-not-a-democracy-and-it-wasnt-meant-to-be-one

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The 2006 movie “Idiocracy” portrayed a dystopian society 500 years in the future but we seem already to be approaching that society just 13 years later.






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Response to Let it go (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:42 PM

4. she said "should mean"

bug-eyed Sandy wants to change the definition like a good leftist wants to but really "democracy" means mob rule, not distribution of power and wealth. She is weird.

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Response to planetX (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:43 PM

5. Agree.

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