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Bernie Sanders Draws Army of 100,000 Volunteers to First Nationwide Organizing Event

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posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 10:50 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs




Okay. I'll do you that courtesy.


Thank you that is much appreciated.




Now - since Bernie never said you can't have ANY weapons, then - what else do you have to object to????


Most of his socialist platform. And before you say it, no I am not a republican.




You said that was your only criterion.
We've established that he is only talking about banning CERTAIN TYPES of "assault weapons."


There is no such thing as an assault weapon. That is a political term to demonize weapons and equipment commonly in use LEGALLY. Statistically speaking they are rarely used in any crimes at all. Banning guns of any type is a game changer for me. I've seen first hand what happens to an unarmed population when people who want to take advantage of them show up...With guns.




What are your other objections? I mean - just dismissing him out of hand without knowing ANY of his other points is rather, well -



Don't assume that I don't know Mr. Sanders' platform. He's a Democratic Socialist. While many of his ideas sound good on the surface, it is just another ideology, like conservatism and liberalism, that create a blanket policy system for a country made up of 50 entirely different economies with 50 entirely different demographics. Thus far socialism has only proven to work in small nations with a monolithic population and culture, and conservative monetary policy.

Look at the EU. They tried using a huge monolithic monetary union to transmute credit into a windfall cash machine to enhance each member nations' standard of living. What actually happened, and is happening now, is that nations were allowed to use a common currency, drive unilateral economic policy, and force other nations to pay for it. Greece is a good example. That powder keg is about to explode and people wanna vote for a guy that will do it here?

No thanks. I understand math.




posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 10:54 PM
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I have guns, too. We have probably a dozenish in our household. We also have knives and swords and bows-and-arrows, and cross-bows and sling-shots and aluminum baseball bats and axes......

all sorts of stuff.

There is no such thing as an assault weapon.


There isn't?
What about catapults, and drones and B52s and so forth????

Oh well, never mind....we're talking about households here. Normal, tax-paying, hard-working family households.


As I said above - we have 'weapons' for self-defense. In every corner of the house (and I am being quite serious here - we really do).....

so - aside from the imagined 'weapon confiscation' - what else?????


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posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 10:59 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

I have an entire post discussing what Mr. Sanders would do.

Please read the entire post.



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 11:03 PM
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Thus far socialism has only proven to work in small nations

Good point.

I actually think that the USA is too big - it would be good, really, to let states decide which ideology they prefer.

300+ million people is a whole lot different than a few million......



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 11:09 PM
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The Constitution binds the states to a republican form of government. To mean a Constitutional Republic.

The Constitution binds states only in very limited ways. Most of the actual governing is supposed to be done by the states and localities. Save for the express powers reserved to the federal government. All other powers belong to the state and people respectively.

Notice I didn't use the term 'rights". The government doesn't have 'rights'. It has powers. Those powers are clearly illustrated in the Constitution. The only reference to rights in the document is to the people, the individual.
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posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 11:13 PM
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Okay, yes. And......

what else?

(Welcome to ATS, by the way)

Your location says 'The Mountains'. May I ask - what mountains you are in?
I lived in Summit County, CO for several years.....miss it very much.



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Notice I didn't use the term 'rights". The government doesn't have 'rights'.


Neither are corporations "people". Notice that I said corporations are not entitled to the rights of people.

ANyway, I'm pretty tired. But, nice to meet you. Talk to you later!! (What mountains are you in??)





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posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 11:19 PM
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Well that's it. Democratic Socialism is counter to the Constitutional Republican form of government prescribed by the Constitution. The Supreme Law of the Land. Mr. Sanders entire platform would violate that.

Thank you for the welcome.

There are so many mountains...I Love them all no matter where they are...But I prefer not to say which ones I'm living in.



posted on Aug, 2 2015 @ 12:29 AM
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summit county....so cool...I built the high school....with heated sidewalks....like your post....and we need some fresh ideas...I likey sanders...i'm not expecting perfect, just power to the people.....small local government is the most cost efficient....but can I have trump's wall, too?...in Texas??



posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 04:47 PM
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but can I have trump's wall, too?...in Texas??


Why?
Answer depends on why.




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