Real environmentalists live in cities, and they visit what's left of the wilderness as gently and respectfully as possible. Donna Moulton, letter to the editor, Tucson Weekly, published on August 23, 2001
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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"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Every action a person takes every day has some sort of effect either in the near/far future or immediate future
Jackboots always come in matched pairs, a left boot and a right boot.
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.
If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump