Page 82 of 89 FirstFirst ... 32728081828384 ... LastLast
Results 811 to 820 of 888

Thread: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

  1. #811
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Down in the holler
    Last Seen
    03-17-15 @ 08:44 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    1,212

    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The people who are responsible for that determination decided otherwise.
    All hail our infallible and beneficent wise overlords.

  2. #812
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:47 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    90,020

    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Man View Post
    All hail our infallible and beneficent wise overlords.
    Your appreciation for our nation, its people and our Constitutional system of government is less than impressive and reveals a stinging contempt of elitist superiority at its core.
    __________________________________________________ _
    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers

  3. #813
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Down in the holler
    Last Seen
    03-17-15 @ 08:44 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    1,212

    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Your appreciation for our nation, its people and our Constitutional system of government is less than impressive and reveals a stinging contempt of elitist superiority at its core.
    I said nothing about the nation, it's people, or the Constitution. I was speaking only of our wise and beneficent overlords.

  4. #814
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:47 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    90,020

    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Man View Post
    I said nothing about the nation, it's people, or the Constitution. I was speaking only of our wise and beneficent overlords.
    One cannot separate our government from our nation and its people ..... after our the USA is a nation which has a government of the people, by the people and for the people.
    __________________________________________________ _
    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers

  5. #815
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Down in the holler
    Last Seen
    03-17-15 @ 08:44 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    1,212

    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    One cannot separate our government from our nation and its people ..... after our the USA is a nation which has a government of the people, by the people and for the people.
    You're mistaken. America is governed by the federal government, not the people.

  6. #816
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:47 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    90,020

    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Man View Post
    You're mistaken. America is governed by the federal government, not the people.
    It is very sad that there are people on the right who have succumbed to that false belief. Or perhaps they are trying to promote that false belief as part of a far more nefarious agenda.
    __________________________________________________ _
    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers

  7. #817
    Sage


    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    IL
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:38 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    36,837

    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Man View Post
    You're mistaken. America is governed by the federal government, not the people.
    Good thing the Feds were running the government during WW2..As for lazy-unfair during Kal Koolidge, some people like the KKK were ruining the Nation with Prohibition..How'd that work out..
    Physics is Phun

  8. #818
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Down in the holler
    Last Seen
    03-17-15 @ 08:44 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    1,212

    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    It is very sad that there are people on the right who have succumbed to that false belief. Or perhaps they are trying to promote that false belief as part of a far more nefarious agenda.
    You're seriously proposing that the federal government is NOT the government of America?

    The federal government creates the legislation. The federal government executes the laws enacted by that legislation. And the federal government has supreme judicial authority in America.

  9. #819
    Sage
    Perotista's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:47 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    17,951
    Blog Entries
    25

    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Man View Post
    You're mistaken. America is governed by the federal government, not the people.
    After think this over and coming down on each side of this a few times, I tend to think you are right to a certain extent. America is indeed governed by the ever expanding and more powerful federal government. State power has become fairly non-existent to where a state is nothing more than lines drawn on a map. But the people could change this if they so choose to do so. They do not have to keep sending the same people and the same political parties back to Washington to rule over them if they really desired not to do so. So if the federal government rules over the people and in a lot of instances goes against the peoples wishes, who fault is it that we let them do it? People are satisfied with being told what to do by those who say they know what is best for them. This way they do not have to decide what is best for them themselves. They just follow the dictates of Washington.

    There was a reason the framers put into the Constitution what powers the government/congress had and what powers they did not. Then to make sure it was understood they added the bit that if the power is not listed, that power resides in the hands of the states or to the people.

    We were once a republic where the people were represented by the House of Representatives which the people voted directly for. The states were represented by the senate, which the senators were to be chosen by the state, its legislature or its governor to represent the states and the states interests, not the people of the states. The 17th amendment change this to where today senators are not representing their states, they are just another House of representatives with a set of different rules.

    The president was to be chosen by a set of electors where each state would decide how to elect them. But I guess the bottom line is that we have moved away from the Republic and more into a direct democracy which diluted the powers of the states and in that vacuum the federal gladly stepped in to where they are now omnipowerful and that power continues to grow unabated.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

  10. #820
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:47 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    90,020

    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Man View Post
    You're seriously proposing that the federal government is NOT the government of America?
    I used to find it absolutely amazing a few weeks ago how you could take something I said and distort it, twist it and pervert to come back and say something that had nothing to do with what I actually said.

    I no longer am amazed. Far from it.
    __________________________________________________ _
    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers

Page 82 of 89 FirstFirst ... 32728081828384 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •