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    Re: Tenn. judge changes infant's name from 'Messiah'

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Then we probably wouldn't have anybody running for office.
    Which is probably a good thing. Better to have no one than the crooks we have running the country now.
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    Re: Tenn. judge changes infant's name from 'Messiah'

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Which is probably a good thing. Better to have no one than the crooks we have running the country now.
    You know, politicians would probably still be crooks because they probably never think they're going to get caught anyway.

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    Re: Tenn. judge changes infant's name from 'Messiah'

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    You know, politicians would probably still be crooks because they probably never think they're going to get caught anyway.
    I have always said, anyone who actually wants to be a politician...probably shouldn't.
    The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

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    I have always said, anyone who actually wants to be a politician...probably shouldn't.
    I doubt they'd take your advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    You know, politicians would probably still be crooks because they probably never think they're going to get caught anyway.
    Then we can put the crooks away like they should be, if they want to jump up and down and scream "arrest me! arrest me!" that's fine with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    I have always said, anyone who actually wants to be a politician...probably shouldn't.
    That largely is the case, you don't have people running for public office because they want to serve the public good, they want to make money and gain power and build influence. It's a power trip, it's not public service. Unfortunately, we've allowed a system to develop whereby anyone who gets into office, regardless of their intentions, must allow themselves to become corrupted by the system in order to get anything done and thus, continue to hold office. We've allowed politics to become nothing but back room deals and underhanded programs, with politicians trading favors so they can get their own way and feather their own nest, it's no wonder we're as screwed up as we are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Then we can put the crooks away like they should be, if they want to jump up and down and scream "arrest me! arrest me!" that's fine with me.
    They at the very least should lose their positions if found guilty and never be able to run for public office of any kind again.

    For some reason, this conversation reminds me of when Charlie Rangel got "censured" by Congress for being a tax cheat.

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    Re: Tenn. judge changes infant's name from 'Messiah'

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    That largely is the case, you don't have people running for public office because they want to serve the public good, they want to make money and gain power and build influence. It's a power trip, it's not public service. Unfortunately, we've allowed a system to develop whereby anyone who gets into office, regardless of their intentions, must allow themselves to become corrupted by the system in order to get anything done and thus, continue to hold office. We've allowed politics to become nothing but back room deals and underhanded programs, with politicians trading favors so they can get their own way and feather their own nest, it's no wonder we're as screwed up as we are.
    that's why we need term limits for all politicians. no more "career politicians". and while we're at it....**** those lifetime pensions for guys who serve one or two terms.
    The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

    An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

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    Re: Tenn. judge changes infant's name from 'Messiah'

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    that's why we need term limits for all politicians. no more "career politicians". and while we're at it....**** those lifetime pensions for guys who serve one or two terms.
    I agree totally with this.

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    Re: Tenn. judge changes infant's name from 'Messiah'

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    that's why we need term limits for all politicians. no more "career politicians". and while we're at it....**** those lifetime pensions for guys who serve one or two terms.
    I agree, I think everyone ought to be out of office in no more than 2-3 terms, and I mean out of *EVERY* elected office, until they've spent at least 4-5 years in the private sector, learning how not to be out of touch with the average voter.
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