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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    There's no tyrant here, mate. The next Republican will be accused of the same thing by a loony few, but life goes on. The status-quo is both good and must be preserved.
    Right. As long as your hands keep getting filled by government minions you are happy. Mate.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Right. As long as your hands keep getting filled by government minions you are happy. Mate.
    Noblesse oblige is a perfectly acceptable governing position and has been for centuries.
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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Noblesse oblige is a perfectly acceptable governing position and has been for centuries.
    While that may be true under the doctrine of the divine right of kings taking from one citizen to give to another citizen has never been Constitutional. That is why providing only general welfare is allowed. Nearly everything this federal government does today is unconstitutional.

    Only an Article V Convention of States to propose amendments has a chance to save the nation. If we wait much longer there will be little left to salvage. We have lost our borders. Next on the chopping block are our language and culture.

    Do you realize that you are now competing with a rapidly expanding number if aliens for your take? Obama has placed them ahead of you in line.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    He doesn't understand that because Republocrats told him they were for limited government,

    and so therefore he believes they're actually for it.
    It is interesting all the "small government" mantra that gets thrown around to this day despite the Republicans best efforts to increase government size and power. Democrats do it too, of course. Republocrats love their power.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Not all American voters are stupid. Many recognized the fraud of Obamacare and the lies in several other issues also. They were a little stupid at that time, for sure, but the really stupid ones are those who continue to defend him. There is no cure for that.
    Nahhh, I have to disagree. They watched him for FOUR YEARS and still voted him back into office. That is more than a little stupid. By voting for him after FOUR YEARS they continued to defend him by voting him after watching him for FOUR YEARS. Did I mention that he was president for FOUR YEARS before they elected him again?
    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    We should always be aware and on alert of government over-reach and whittling away of rights....not just when our political party isn't in the Oval Office.
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    I'm sorry that you feel the need to defame the Americans who voted for Hillary Clinton, and that democratic institutions mean so little to you.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Right. No. It was bullying.
    Then present evidence.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Who ever told you things were supposed to be fair?
    No one, but being fair is one of those values that gets talked about a lot. You either value it or you don't.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    If employers are winning why are so many corporations leaving the country? Why are businesses suffering? In fact any business person can tell you the answer but the theorists don't want to listen.

    The current president has never been in any business in his life yet seems to know what business is all about and can even give millions of taxpayer dollars to start-up companies of which he also knows nothing. Or feels he can decide who banks lend their money to. It's people who have no knowledge of business who want more rules, regulations and, in doing so, drive out all business from their areas.
    No, you have none.
    They are leaving because they can get even cheaper labor, don't have to worry about healthcare and don't have to worry about having safe working conditions. Yes, they are winning.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    It happens over and over. We have an incompetent and corrupt federal government. Voters give power to one group. When their incompetence and corruption are displayed, they give power to the other group. Voters really are stupid. They blindly follow the system setup by the two political parties and never fix anything. Government gets worse and worse, political parties get more powerful and voters do the same thing over and over.
    I agree. Voters are lazy. They don't study the issues; they believe in what the pundits and the media tell them; and they let TV commercials help them decide on what to vote for.
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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    No one, but being fair is one of those values that gets talked about a lot. You either value it or you don't.
    There is a difference between "fairness" in outcome, and "fairness" in opportunity...You are not promised an equal outcome, only an equal opportunity...
    Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

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