View Poll Results: What has Damaged America the Most?

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  • Federal Reserve

    31 28.70%
  • 2 Party System

    41 37.96%
  • Political Spin Doctors

    34 31.48%
  • Illuminaties Plans

    2 1.85%
  • Corporate Elite

    42 38.89%
  • Government Corruption

    55 50.93%
  • Tax-paid Unions

    26 24.07%
  • Welfare & Gov't Dependants

    36 33.33%
  • Hawks / US Pro-War

    39 36.11%
  • Religious

    23 21.30%
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Thread: What has Damaged America the Most?

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    Re: What has Damaged America the Most?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Yeah, because so much of it has been implemented in this country.
    This is funny because today after my American Presidency class my professor was talking about how he felt we need a strong libertarian presence in government.


    As to the list:
    Special Interests is a HUGE one. It is a root of evil for our country. Surprised it wasn't on the list
    Two Party system sucks
    Political spin doctors.

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    Re: What has Damaged America the Most?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Hey, you have like 1.5 elected officials!
    Don't forget the Koch brothers. They control the world from their super-secret Batcave in Wichita.

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    Re: What has Damaged America the Most?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Don't forget the Koch brothers. They control the world from their super-secret Batcave in Wichita.
    If you were going to be awesome supervillians, why be in Wichita?

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    Re: What has Damaged America the Most?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    If you were going to be awesome supervillians, why be in Wichita?
    Because nobody will ever look there. Trust me.

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    Re: What has Damaged America the Most?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Because nobody will ever look there. Trust me.
    Wow, these guys put the master in mastermind.

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    Re: What has Damaged America the Most?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Wow, these guys put the master in mastermind.
    I'm tellin' ya.

    Hell, we had a serial killer that hid in Wichita for thirty years. If he can do it, the Koch brothers have nothing to worry about.

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    Re: What has Damaged America the Most?

    Stupid people. Stupid people are destroying America.

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    Re: What has Damaged America the Most?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Rational irrationality combined with the ability for artificial persons to lobby our govt. That covers it


    wiki has a nice thumbnail of it:

    A voter has very small chance of influencing policy. Therefore, the vote he casts is of little consequence to him. There is no incentive for a voter to invest time and energy analyzing the consequences of a policy. However, a voter derives some benefits from voting. It allows him to signal the kind of person he is, who he associates with. If there are no consequences in being mistaken about the effect of a policy, it becomes "rational" to hold the most pleasant opinion, or the one most conducive to socialization.

    This seems to apply to religion as well as politics worldwide.
    IMVHO. YMMV
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    Re: What has Damaged America the Most?

    The lopsided distribution of wealth. Power follows money more than anything else. Through powerful influence over the media, elections, and markets, the top percents of wealth holders use that money power to insure that their interests become continuously more secure, and this is often at the expense of the middle class and poor.

    They use the media to pacify you first, make you a passive bystander to a real life. Then if that doesn't work, they use it to distract you with a myriad of relatively inconsequential controversies. If that doesn't work, and you make too much noise, you will be marginalized.

    In elections, they use money to buy politicians of both parties. When the electorate is especially duped, they vote for republicans. When they are getting more uppity, they vote for democrats. Neither party effects any real change to the fundamental interests of wealth holders.

    In markets, they use their market power to pay as little as possible and charge as much as possible, both of these for as long as possible. The result is that, for the middle class, they will always struggle.

    For a while, many of the people with power thought they should fear what the people would do if too much wealth accumulated in the hands of the few. They now know that they have us all sufficiently duped that I think they don't give it much thought. And so the system gets progressively worse, year by year.
    You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.

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    Re: What has Damaged America the Most?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Hey, you have like 1.5 elected officials!
    Wait there are 1.5 clones of Ron Paul? Why wasnt I informed??!!!
    Jackboots always come in matched pairs, a left boot and a right boot.

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