originally posted by: Zanti Misfit
a reply to: RomeByFire
" I'll be honest - I don't feel like finding the link for you, but did you hear what Trump had to say regarding libel laws and suing journalists? "
Defamation Of Character is a Criminal Offense . The Media must abide by the Same Laws the People do . Mr. Trump was just Pointing that Out there .
Who is your Alternative to Mr. Trump then as President ? It would have to be Someone who will Inherit a Boat Load of Problems facing our Nation today
and have the Ability to somehow Solve them . Last time i checked , no one presently Fits that Bill running for the Highest Office in the Land . Trump
is the Next Best Thing to someone like that IMO .
Who would my alternative"S" be, you ask?
John McCafee, Gary Johnson, Rand Paul, I'd absolutely take Bernie over Trump.
Thing is - I'm not under the impression that it is the sole duty of the president to "solve things," as you so simply put it.
Politics is much, much more complex than that and I've never been one to put much faith into a single man or woman, even if they hold the title of
POTUS - and for good reason, there exists checks & balances that, in theory anyway, prevent such actions as say a president having absolute authority
- although I will admit there is much in the realm of politics I am simply not educated on.
I agree with your statement that no one fits the bill for POTUS out of our current candidates, albeit Bernie Sanders could easily prove to be a
candidate that truly is for the people - but don't misconstrue me, I don't agree with many of his stances, in particular immigration but I digress.
And I absolutely understand the concept of libel - but the way Trump presented it was... ridiculous. I'm paraphrasing but Don boasts about how he is
going to sue the crap out of someone because he has the best lawyers, he's going to sue them like they've never been sued before!
Shortly thereafter, Donald's own son partook in libel by peddling (sharing on social media) memes that were distorted and a flat-out defamation of
character - yet nary a peep emerged.
Trump, as others have mentioned, mocked a disabled man - how is this not defamation of character? Not necessarily libel, but Trump is going to be a
pouty baby and "sue the crap out of someone," if someone says something negative about him, yet he is untouchable when mocking a disabled man?
I have tried to understand the appeal of Trump, but it's all but lost on me - he's a former TELEVISED ACTOR, and yet he is somehow not representative
of others who have made a living off of carefully-scripted televised events.
To say that Trump is anti-establishment in my opinion is wishful thinking, I just am not buying it.
Zbigniew Brezenski - a man who is RARELY discussed on ATS - in Montreal in 2010, said and I quote, "For the first time in human history, mankind is
Not even six years later, "the political establishment is being shaken up!," and the very mainstream media that was once so denounced on ATS is
carrying and broadcasting this message - and is raising zero flags for some. If Trump were anti-establishment, they wouldn't give him ANY airtime
within media... as is the case with Ron/Rand Paul.
We have shifted from a community that had a general consensus that our votes ultimately don't matter and we have little say in policy, to where we are
know parading for candidates who are going to single-handedly accomplish all of these impossible tasks.
It absolutely amazes me at how some say, "Bernie has been in politics for 'x' amount of years and hasn't accomplished anything!," well - not only is
that not true, but ONE PERSON cannot accomplish or alleviate a myriad of different tasks - and then these same people turn around and parade Trump for
his fabricated ability to "shake things up in D.C.!," single-handedly.
To put it bluntly, there are plenty of other candidates that are much more for to be POTUS - the television certainly won't entertain the idea of them
- but to quote Dr. Ron Paul, "in the age of information ignorance is a choice."
Americans made their choice long, long ago - and now,it is the whiny and entitled young-un's who get to deal with the fallout of unsustainable
national deficits and a populace that is generally apathetic towards political affairs that has led to unprecedented levels of corruption that exist
within and plague our nation.
Back in the early '50's, the U.S. Government granted Nazi scientists amnesty in order to work under military projects. Operation Northwoods, the
Tuskegee Experiments, "The Octopus", the murder of Fred Hampton - how many people openly discuss topics such as these?