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Thread: Do elections have consequences?

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    Re: Do elections have consequences?

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    I put no, in the states effectively both parties likely have the same masters... perhaps. Same coin ordeal I feel. Ultimately in consequences for human society it wont matter who gets elected in the US with things the way there are now.
    I have to disagree. We have a thriving democracy. I disagree with the outcome but I would defend like Hell the right of the American people to make that mistake and suffer the consequences for it.
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    Re: Do elections have consequences?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Simple enough.

    Yes. Meaning that the majority will get to enact laws you don't like ,appoint judges you don't like and so on if you are in the minority.That said it doesn't mean that those in the minority have to take it lying down, they can use what ever legally available tool they have to oppose the majority.


    Even if the elected officials you voted for are in the majority, they may do things you dislike. That is another consequence. For example I usually vote for conservatives .Even though a lot of them claim to be patriotic and dislike communist, many of them tend to support outsourcing. Which I severely detest because I believe it is unpatriotic to support the outsourcing of jobs and makes them very hypocritical to support outsourcing to communist countries.
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    Re: Do elections have consequences?

    Every action a person takes every day has some sort of effect either in the near/far future or immediate future
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    Re: Do elections have consequences?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Yes. Meaning that the majority will get to enact laws you don't ,appoint judges you don't like and so on if you are in the minority.That said it doesn't mean that those in the minority have to take it lying down, they can use what ever legally available tool they have to oppose the majority.


    Even if the elected officials you voted for are in the majority, they may do things you dislike. That is another consequence. For example I usually vote for conservatives.Even though a lot of them claim to be patriotic and dislike communist many of them tend to support outsourcing which I severely detest.
    Wow James, you nailed it in a way I could not. Excellent post.
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    Re: Do elections have consequences?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    That's why I was going to say the 2008 one did but the 2010, not so sure yet.
    How so? The exact same parliamentary rules are in place now as before 2010. The only difference for the most part is/will be who uses which tactic.
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    Re: Do elections have consequences?

    The people have little involvement in elections from a practical standpoint. Sure, in theory someone like Ralph Nader or Ron Paul could be elected, but largely the decision is limited to the two parties, both of which are political arms of big business, although in different ways. Are there differences between the parties? Sure. Are they significant? Somewhat. It's like asking me to choose between being shot in the foot and being shot in the kneecap. I'll take the foot, but it's not much of an improvement.

    Nothing really ever changes, it's just that after 4 or 8 years the public forgets how crap it was the last time the other party was in power, and so reelects them. Repeat ad infinitum = US politics, and most of global politics.

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    Re: Do elections have consequences?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You are seeing the wrong consequence. Elections give people and parties more or less power, not absolute power.
    good point; everyone has the power to simply kick over the checkerboard and refuse to play.

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