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originally posted by: ScepticScot
originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: M5xaz
Very first sentence:
Consider a few facts: Donald Trump is in the White House, despite winning almost three million fewer votes than Hillary Clinton.
I stopped reading.
Build whatever fantasy land you wish to live but don't expect me to participate. They wish to construct an entire new reality and given that they are still in business, there are folks that buy into it.
Statements of fact make you stop reading?
originally posted by: M5xaz
originally posted by: chr0naut
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: M5xaz
What the left is doing is building a narrative, building a case for a coup.
The title of your article. . .
Think the Constitution Will Save Us? Think Again
The subversion of democracy was the explicit intent of the framers.
They are openly endorsing a coup.
What many of us have been saying for quite some time.
The left hates the Constitution, hates the freedoms it guarantees, and wants a coup.
But the US is a republic, its not actually a democracy.
That is why the POTUS was not the popular choice of the majority. He was placed there by a weird and secretive group (the electoral college).
And the current government urinates on the constitution, too. E,g; It's unconstitutional for the government to run surveillance on all citizens, which it does.
Weak on civics.
Weak on logic.
Probably think that just banning guns will make violence go away. London's murder rate (with knives) passing New York's (with guns). There goes your "theory".
Same kind of reasoning that "we could fix the obesity epidemic if only we banned spoons..."
The second amendment was meant as a protection against tyranny; banning guns is one of the first things NAZIs did when they came to power - made it a lot easier to frog march people to extermination camps.
More recently, I'm pretty sure the victims of the North Korea or Venezuela last thoughts before being killed by their own governments was not "Gee, good thing I did not have a gun". But then, you are a leftist so, who cares about human lives, right ? Their damn fault for not submitting to maximum socialist leader, right ?
In regards, to the Electoral College, nothing mysterious or secretive - a centuries-old tradition well documented
(assuming you can read). Its purpose is the same principle as the rules governing the Senate: ensuring a local Region with high population does not get to decide the Presidency.
The President is to represent ALL 50 states, not just New York and California.
To govern the needs of each state, that is why there are Governorships for each of the 50 states.
Hillary lost because the majority of US states correctly realized she is a lousy candidate. Period.
Enough with your uninformed whining...
originally posted by: M5xaz
a reply to: chr0naut
London's murder rate did exceed New York's in 2018. Even the leftist BBC admits it:
You and the degenerate Independent are deliberately using OLD data to hide that fact.
And the London murder rate is overtaking New York despite the fact that New Yorkers have guns and Londoners do not.
People commit murders, not inanimate objects; your "logic" does look like banning spoons to fix obesity issues.
"Profiling" criminals, as opposed to banning objects, works, solves crimes and saves lives but hurts the delicate sensibilities of leftists when their ""snowflake PC theories" melt under the burning sun of FACTS.
But, I know, from your perspective, who cares, right ? Preserving holy leftist PC falsehoods is more important than human lives.
Say it: "Fawk dead people. I don't care"
Regarding the Electoral College's political leanings, that is irrelevant - their vote is bound by the votes of their state's population. Leftists, as usual, were/are looking to destroy that bond.
originally posted by: scraedtosleep
Meagan Day and Bhaskar Sunkara.
The writers of what ( I hope) is obviously a trolling article.
I have liberal friends that don't think like this.
I don't know anyone outside of the writers of this article that think this way.
These people are crazy.
Right or left we all agree that the constitution is not a relic. After 230 years it stands as one of the best made documents ever created. Even if it were to be destroyed. It has caused irreversible change in humanity because of the ideas that piece of paper represents.
Those of you saying this article is how the left really feels. You don't know the left the way you think you do. My friends on the left love our constitution and feel like it is the ONE thing keeping trump in check right now.The left wants to do things that bring the constitution back to what it was before bush jr. Namely by deleting the patriot act.
The people that wrote this are not representative of the left as a whole. Maybe some far far crazy area of the left?
I wouldn't say that the far far right represents the majority of it. I am not going to do that to left in this case ether.
originally posted by: Metallicus
This is why even if I wanted to be neutral or independent I can’t be. It’s not that I love Republicans, but I can’t stand Leftists. They are a danger to our country.