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  • Originally posted by firstfloor View Post
    The USA is described as a constitutional federal republic. Am I to understand that you wish that reduced to republic by abolishing the constitution and dissolving the federation of states?
    No, MM is not a Democrat.
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    • Originally posted by firstfloor View Post
      The USA is described as a constitutional federal republic. Am I to understand that you wish that reduced to republic by abolishing the constitution and dissolving the federation of states?
      Actually the Trumpsters have shown themselves to not give a damn about the constitution or the rule of law in general, so long as their dictator is in power.

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      • Radio Atlantic 119: Putin is winning; succeeding in showing the world that the leading democracy is dysfunctional.


        During an impeachment hearing this week, President Trump's former top Russia adviser accused Republicans of peddling Russian propaganda.

        Anne Applebaum is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian who will join The Atlantic as a staff writer in January. As one of the world’s leading experts on pre- and post-Communist Europe, disinformation and propaganda, and the future of democracy, she joins Isaac Dovere to discuss impeachment through a global lens.

        How did a conspiracy theory concocted by Russian intelligence officers become a Republican defense of President Trump? And what future does Applebaum see for NATO and Western democracy if the president is in office for another four years?
        “I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.” ― Oscar Wilde
        “And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence” ― Bertrand Russell
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        • Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
          With any luck, you're right. And then we can get back to being what we were founded as:

          A Republic (if we can keep it).
          I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands...
          "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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          • Originally posted by JimL View Post
            Actually the Trumpsters have shown themselves to not give a damn about the constitution or the rule of law in general, so long as their dictator is in power.
            Care to give an actual example?
            "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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            • Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
              I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands...
              So, what is that exactly? I didn’t get an answer from MM.
              That podcast I was listening to suggested that if Trump is impeached, and goes on to win the next election, it could be the end of American democracy. MM seems to think that would be a good thing. Is it?
              “I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.” ― Oscar Wilde
              “And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence” ― Bertrand Russell
              “not all there” - you know who you are

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              • Originally posted by firstfloor View Post
                So, what is that exactly?
                A phrase from the Pledge of Allegiance which was formally adopted by Congress as the pledge in 1942, and whose name was officially adopted in 1945.

                I didn’t get an answer from MM.
                He marches to his own drummer.

                That podcast I was listening to suggested that if Trump is impeached, and goes on to win the next election, it could be the end of American democracy. MM seems to think that would be a good thing. Is it?
                I think it's rather obvious that MM is referring to the fact that our form of government is not, in fact, a "democracy", but he's a big boy and can speak for his own self.


                ETA: I think the phrase often comes up "democracy is two foxes and a chicken voting on what to have for dinner".
                "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                • Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                  I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands...
                  Huh? You mean it ain't I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Democracy for which it stands...?




                  I'm always still in trouble again

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                  • Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                    ETA: I think the phrase often comes up "democracy is two foxes and a chicken voting on what to have for dinner".
                    Two wolves and a sheep is the way I heard it but it could be regional

                    I'm always still in trouble again

                    "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                    "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                    • Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                      Two wolves and a sheep is the way I heard it but it could be regional
                      Or, if you wanted to be crude - two men and a woman deciding what constitutes rape.

                      (I think that one was regional and got a local candidate for governor in quite a bit of hot water)
                      "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                      • Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                        Huh? You mean it ain't I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Democracy for which it stands...?



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                        It certainly ain't, Ollie.
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                        • Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                          A phrase from the Pledge of Allegiance which was formally adopted by Congress as the pledge in 1942, and whose name was officially adopted in 1945.

                          He marches to his own drummer.



                          I think it's rather obvious that MM is referring to the fact that our form of government is not, in fact, a "democracy", but he's a big boy and can speak for his own self.


                          ETA: I think the phrase often comes up "democracy is two foxes and a chicken voting on what to have for dinner".
                          Republicans are broadly white Christians, Democrats are multi-racial. The current polarisation stems from that basic racial difference. Do you agree?

                          Is the solution in the integration of Republicans?
                          “I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.” ― Oscar Wilde
                          “And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence” ― Bertrand Russell
                          “not all there” - you know who you are

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                          • Originally posted by firstfloor View Post
                            Republicans are broadly white Christians, Democrats are multi-racial....
                            Why do you racists always have to divide people by race?
                            "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                            • Originally posted by dirtfloor View Post
                              I didn’t get an answer from MM.
                              Because I don't feel like giving you a basic lesson in American civics.
                              Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
                              But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
                              Than a fool in the eyes of God


                              From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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                              • Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
                                Because I don't feel like giving you a basic lesson in American civics.
                                Aw, come on, MM, he's a ferrener!
                                "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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