View Poll Results: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

Voters
44. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    9 20.45%
  • No

    35 79.55%
Page 5 of 10 FirstFirst ... 34567 ... LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 99

Thread: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

  1. #41
    Sage

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Republic of Florida
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 09:12 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    14,018

    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    It seems our esteemed poster forgets what a treat it is to get his leader, he voted for or against (but the act of vote itself), speak to the people about his ideas. If you want a lovely little contrast, maybe Joe could think about how many public appearances the Queen of England gives, or oh my me, how many television interviews she gives.

    I'm suspecting that John here is in the minority, but let's say this to any poor soul who thinks otherwise: this is a democratic function, not an monarchical one, you fools!
    I didnt vote for President. Ive given up on the whole system. And this is just more evidence that the govt is too big, having extravagent parties to honor itself while the rest of send them 30% of our paycheck. Maybe if they ever get anything positive done, then I will personally throw them party.

  2. #42
    Haters gon' hate
    MarineTpartier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Last Seen
    01-04-16 @ 04:58 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    5,586
    Blog Entries
    8

    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by Juiposa View Post
    Really need to be putting a rootabega option because I reallydon't care either way.
    And yet, you posted in the thread.........
    “Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger.” ― Ron Paul
    Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty. – Thomas Jefferson

  3. #43
    Haters gon' hate
    MarineTpartier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Last Seen
    01-04-16 @ 04:58 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    5,586
    Blog Entries
    8

    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    For a re-election? Yes, I think we should do away with it on the scale that it is being given. We should still have an address, but it should be much smaller and less grand. I totally get someone being elected for the first time having a large ceremony though.
    “Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger.” ― Ron Paul
    Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty. – Thomas Jefferson

  4. #44
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:41 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    89,832

    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Somehow I strongly suspect that the OP would not exist if their candidate had won the presidential election.
    __________________________________________________ _
    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. #45
    Sage
    Ikari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Last Seen
    12-08-17 @ 01:05 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    54,124

    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    I think we can still have the swearing in and such but we don't really all the hoopla that goes with it. Plus a lot of it is just wasteful spending.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

  6. #46
    Angry Former GOP Voter
    Fiddytree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:07 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    25,690

    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Perphaps it meant something 200 years ago. Todays its just more hero worship.
    No, it is what still what I have already mentioned it is. You're just whiny.

    Another pointless event today. He doesnt say anything we havent heard. He gives a speech, and everyone quickly forgets it. QUICK, what did he say last year? Did it matter?
    The State of the Union does what I say it does, but it is also used for the administration's public policy proposals for the coming year that he wants Congress to pass. The administration spends months preparing its stated policy proposals through a constant negotiation between policy councils, the cabinet, and the Office of the President, just so they can have it ready for the State of the Union.

    I didnt vote for President. Ive given up on the whole system. And this is just more evidence that the govt is too big, having extravagent parties to honor itself while the rest of send them 30% of our paycheck. Maybe if they ever get anything positive done, then I will personally throw them party.
    You do know that they have had extravagant parties since Washington, right? Washington used it with great pomp and circumstance (more so than our current leaders), and while Thomas Jefferson disliked the pomp, used dinner parties to ship in an extraordinary amount of fine wines and foods, just so he could ease his guests and get them out of their political mindsets, so that shortly thereafter you can strike a deal right then and there. While it is unlikely to strike such a deal now, you're mostly using the inauguration as some sort of symbolism of decadence, when it used to be worse.
    Last edited by Fiddytree; 01-21-13 at 12:43 PM.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

  7. #47
    Sage

    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Goldsboro,PA
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 06:48 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    5,595
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    We do need poll improvement here.
    Like so many things, this is neither yes or no.
    What we need is thinking / balance.
    No vote - again
    The inaugural ball is excessive to say the least. But we do need this (toned down).
    Is it necessary to burn down Washington to bring about change and improvement ???

  8. #48
    Sage

    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Goldsboro,PA
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 06:48 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    5,595
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Today's official inauguration is a small formality, tommorow's (publicity?) redo show is the wasteful, hoopla version. Obama/Biden decided on that since the timing of the real event on a Sunday was not to their liking.
    Its NOT their decision...its "Washingtons" .

  9. #49
    Global Moderator
    Moderator

    Gina's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:30 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    31,915

    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    I didnt vote for President. Ive given up on the whole system. And this is just more evidence that the govt is too big, having extravagent parties to honor itself while the rest of send them 30% of our paycheck. Maybe if they ever get anything positive done, then I will personally throw them party.
    So you choose not to participate, that is your right. Then you can't really complain. It's like the woman sitting there angry but silent at her husband. He should know why she's angry and fix it without word from her.

    Our government was designed for its citizens to participate.

  10. #50
    Sage

    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Goldsboro,PA
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 06:48 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    5,595
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Somehow I strongly suspect that the OP would not exist if their candidate had won the presidential election.
    Sadly.....and I, for one, am getting tired of it...
    To the losers, I say "grow up" .

Page 5 of 10 FirstFirst ... 34567 ... 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
  •