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    Re: Is American "idealism" healthy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    The needs and desires of the people as defined fluidly by the people, as in what occurs in an actual democracy.

    If I can't appeal to you with reason and intellect, maybe I can speak to you in your own language of ideology.... isn't DEMOCRACY a good and American thing?

    the people can elect new representatives to write new laws, and change the system as they seem fit

    but the first thing a president, senator, or congressman does is swear the uphold the constitution (not change it)

    “I, (name of Member), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the
    Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic; that I will bear true
    faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation
    or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on
    which I am about to enter. So help me God.”


    their job is to defend the principles this country was founded on.....

    and by the way, we live in a democratic republic, not a true democracy
    “Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine.”

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    Re: Is American "idealism" healthy?

    It's good to have core values.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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