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Time for people to show their true colors

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posted on Jan, 19 2019 @ 11:00 AM
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Either we are a nation ruled by law or we are a dictatorship. It's getting pretty close to the time when people have to start showing their true colors.

Everyone hates Congress and politicians. Everyone loves the military! STRONG leadership can only really come from having a right wing military style dictatorship. Congress is designed to be messy where the minority opinion has more power or just as much power as the majority.

So which is more important, the oath to the Constitution, or loyalty to ones party?

Choose. Please comment on why you choose on over the other. Time to show your true colors if you have the backbone to do it!




posted on Jan, 19 2019 @ 11:04 AM
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The only answer is the oath. If you choose party over country then you are a traitor and should be treated as such.


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posted on Jan, 19 2019 @ 11:10 AM
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a reply to: dfnj2015

Either we're a nation that would ignore or disregard the rule of law and the US Constitution, or we aren't.


I will always side with those who would protect, defend and uphold the US Constitution.



posted on Jan, 19 2019 @ 11:13 AM
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a reply to: dfnj2015


Either we are a nation ruled by law or we are a dictatorship.


Dictatorships have laws.


It's getting pretty close to the time when people have to start showing their true colors.


Why?


Everyone hates Congress and politicians.


Glad we can agree somewhere.


STRONG leadership can only really come from having a right wing military style dictatorship.


Easy there killer.

Congress is designed to be messy where the minority opinion has more power or just as much power as the majority.

Weird segue, but OK?


Choose. Please comment on why you choose on over the other. Time to show your true colors if you have the backbone to do it!


What are you doing, making your thread a dictatorship? Lol.



posted on Jan, 19 2019 @ 11:19 AM
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As the thread OP is not really about flinging Political Mud, but an actual discussion of Political Ideology, it has been moved out of the Mud Pit and into the Political Ideology forum.

Please remember that while posting, this thread is no longer in the Political Mud Pit.

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posted on Jan, 19 2019 @ 11:25 AM
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The problem is, IMO, neither in a weak government nor a strong military; the problem is in the uninformed, apathetic, lazy, greedy, short-sighted, manipulable, poorly educated, entertainment-intoxicated, hand-out addicted, thoughtless, non-participating electorate.

(I apologise for any appropriate adjective that I may have left out.)

Remember the old story about how some people asked Been Franklin what the delegates had worked out, and his answer was allegedly, "A republic, if you can keep it."

Yeah, that where the problem lies.
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posted on Jan, 19 2019 @ 11:37 AM
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a reply to: dfnj2015

Rules is rules-simple as that.

However the laws are so convoluted nowadays it's hard to differentiate right from wrong. Politics is like sports, the rules change every year and it's hard to keep up. Look at the game of cricket-"fair delivery, let's go the hot spot...let's rock n' roll it...okay let's go the hot spot...okay let's go the ball tracker-OH GODAMMIT HE'S OUT, MOVE ON ALREADY!!!

No wonder there are so many ambulance chasers around.



posted on Jan, 19 2019 @ 11:38 AM
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a reply to: dfnj2015

Dumbest thing I've read all day, and that's saying something.



posted on Jan, 19 2019 @ 11:38 AM
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a reply to: incoserv


The problem is, IMO, neither in a weak government nor a strong military; the problem is in the uninformed, apathetic, lazy, greedy, short-sighted, manipulable, poorly educated, entertainment-intoxicated, hand-out addicted, thoughtless, non-participating electorate.


This^^^^^^

That's the root problem no American wants to admit.

We need to have accountability if we want real change. Blaming people for our inherent flaws won't do a thing.



posted on Jan, 19 2019 @ 11:40 AM
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The oath is meaningless in an age where ones word is fungible depending on circumstances rather than innate pride in making promises and keeping them.

Since personal reliability is no longer in vogue the oath needs to be given teeth. It should be a criminal felony with prison time as punishment to violate an oath to the constitution.

This one item would go a long way cleaning up mess and weed out those incapable of living up to constitutional oath from taking office or position in service of this nation.

That would leave no room for partisan games at all.

Military dictatorship not needed!



posted on Jan, 19 2019 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

Politicians are nothing more than a reflection of the people who vote for them.





posted on Jan, 19 2019 @ 11:55 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: CriticalStinker

Politicians are nothing more than a reflection of the people who vote for them.






Reflection of the 50% of the population that actually participates.

And we do have systemic problems, because if someone doesn't want to know what's going on, I'm glad they're not participating. But that is a problem so much of the country just wants everything to operate autonomously, and that's not how a democracy works.



posted on Jan, 19 2019 @ 11:57 AM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker


Stop it.

Stop it right now!

Participation requires effort.

Work.

It requires thought, actions, an effort to find answers not readily provided.

And maybe maths.

No one told me there'd be maths.



posted on Jan, 19 2019 @ 12:00 PM
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originally posted by: dfnj2015
Either we are a nation ruled by law or we are a dictatorship. It's getting pretty close to the time when people have to start showing their true colors.

Everyone hates Congress and politicians. Everyone loves the military! STRONG leadership can only really come from having a right wing military style dictatorship. Congress is designed to be messy where the minority opinion has more power or just as much power as the majority.

So which is more important, the oath to the Constitution, or loyalty to ones party?

Choose. Please comment on why you choose on over the other. Time to show your true colors if you have the backbone to do it!



The Constitution hands down. If we're blaming parties...either party...we're misguided. We have both parties (and others) for the very reason to haggle the issues to come to an agreeable mutual common ground. All are responsible for coming to agreement ...or not.

The stage musical-play-movie "1776" is a good example to use for comparison watching the founding fathers ague, scream at each other, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson yellng what should and shouldn't be in our Declaration of Independence...even word for word.

In the end, thru great argrument, disagreements, positions, denials...all came together anyway. They had to. So looking back to the time....who held it up? No one and everyone. Putting blame or blind faith in any party is wrong...

If we think it is 1 or anothers fault singularily? Watch "1776" or go back to the history books. Royalists, Loyalists...whomever....it took all to stop...raise in approval and agreement, handshakes...and finally...signatures on a single document.



posted on Jan, 19 2019 @ 12:33 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

All solid points.

Plus did you know they don't pay you to go vote? Someone told me it's a civic duty..... More like fascism if you ask me.



posted on Jan, 19 2019 @ 12:44 PM
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This country is a constitutional republic, any attempt to circumvent the constitution should be considered treasonous and handled accordingly.
There have been amendments made that were good for the people, but there have been many many more things done that go against it and that is sickening.
Anyone who takes an oath to enforce and defend the constitution should take their oath seriously, I believe most of them do but more and more of the people who end up in power positions seem to forget that oath that they took and should be removed.



posted on Jan, 19 2019 @ 02:55 PM
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Part of the country wants socialism, part of it wants a dictator. I hope we have some that still think the current system works if people use it correctly.



posted on Jan, 20 2019 @ 02:25 AM
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I swear allegiance to mankind. One nation under Earth.

I think I need to go see a doctor. I seem to have this malfunction that makes me imagine we all live on this giant ball floating through space breathing the same air.

Who loves the military? Yeah, not me.

Which one do I choose? None. I kinda don't like things that divide people like team colours and self segregation.
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posted on Jan, 20 2019 @ 03:26 PM
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originally posted by: dfnj2015
Either we are a nation ruled by law or we are a dictatorship. It's getting pretty close to the time when people have to start showing their true colors.

Everyone hates Congress and politicians. Everyone loves the military! STRONG leadership can only really come from having a right wing military style dictatorship. Congress is designed to be messy where the minority opinion has more power or just as much power as the majority.

So which is more important, the oath to the Constitution, or loyalty to ones party?

Choose. Please comment on why you choose on over the other. Time to show your true colors if you have the backbone to do it!


Wouldn't weak leadership that will do what it is told, be far better for the people than strong leadership?

Just sayin', because I'd rather have a voice than be oppressed by some belligerent dictator.

Based upon a little history, the only ones who would want a strong leader would be sycophant masochists.

edit on 20/1/2019 by chr0naut because: (no reason given)




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