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Thread: Jesse Ventura in 2016

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    Re: Jesse Ventura in 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    Yeah, don't hold your breath
    It seems like every time I start to like a candidate, they say or do something stupid. We can always HOPE that we'll have better choices of candidates . . . someday maybe.

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    Re: Jesse Ventura in 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    A dictator?
    Yeah. A dictatorship is definitely the most efficient form of government. If efficiency is a major concern. 10 years, say we elect a dictator for 10 years with the unspoken understanding that there's choices besides the ballot box for getting rid of dictators.
    I dunno, might be worth trying out.

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    Re: Jesse Ventura in 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by vendur View Post
    Only if Hulk is at the top of the ticket.

    Oh, wait, make that the Rock, since we are in the black worship period of the great american decline.
    Seriously?

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    Re: Jesse Ventura in 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Yeah. A dictatorship is definitely the most efficient form of government. If efficiency is a major concern. 10 years, say we elect a dictator for 10 years with the unspoken understanding that there's choices besides the ballot box for getting rid of dictators.
    I dunno, might be worth trying out.
    That analysis is short-sighted. While it may be true that decisions come more quickly under a dictators, we must evaluate the effectiveness and any unintended results. When taking into account many perspectives through a democratic system, decisions may come more slowly but they are almost invariably better decisions resulting in far greater efficiency over even a rather brief period of time.
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    Re: Jesse Ventura in 2016

    I know what you mean, I thought last elections Republican candidates were pretty bad, and I had high hopes after the 2010 Midterms. It's a brutal business though, and unfortunately I think the most ambitious cross the finish line, not necessarily the best suited.

    I don't know a whole lot about Rand Paul, but would like to see our country go into more of a Libertarian direction.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    It seems like every time I start to like a candidate, they say or do something stupid. We can always HOPE that we'll have better choices of candidates . . . someday maybe.

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    Re: Jesse Ventura in 2016

    I think 20th century sees it differently.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Yeah. A dictatorship is definitely the most efficient form of government. If efficiency is a major concern. 10 years, say we elect a dictator for 10 years with the unspoken understanding that there's choices besides the ballot box for getting rid of dictators.
    I dunno, might be worth trying out.

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    Re: Jesse Ventura in 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Yeah. A dictatorship is definitely the most efficient form of government. If efficiency is a major concern. 10 years, say we elect a dictator for 10 years with the unspoken understanding that there's choices besides the ballot box for getting rid of dictators.
    I dunno, might be worth trying out.
    Yes, if efficiency means making the trains run on time, it is.

    However, power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
    "Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud... [he's] playing the American public for suckers." Mitt Romney

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    Re: Jesse Ventura in 2016

    Gridlock is GOOD. 2 houses of congress and need to pass BOTH, is good.
    And VETO is GOOD. And the supreme court can declare it unconstitutional, if it survives the thicket of legislature and executive thumbs downs.
    All these inhibitors were installed by the founders to insure making laws is HARD.
    It's not SUPPOSED to be efficient or easy.
    If you live long enough, you will live in a foreign country, because the past is foreign to the present. We lived differently then. The only constant is change!

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    Re: Jesse Ventura in 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Yes, if efficiency means making the trains run on time, it is.

    However, power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
    Hey, maybe absolute corruption is preferable to the keep-em-guessing kind.
    I'm being kind of flippant here, but maybe not absolutely. Maybe democracy is unworkable above a municipal level.

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    Re: Jesse Ventura in 2016

    I would support Ventura.

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