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originally posted by: chr0naut
No doubt it is.
But most countries in the world just do not have special classes that teach only one political structure and process.
They don't have Civics classes at all.
They do have history, economics and social sciences classes which teach about many political systems.
In universities (tertiary education) they have a whole raft of humanities subjects where the specifics are taught, such as Law, Economics and Philosophy, but which usually have a far broader scope than just one particular political system.
originally posted by: Byrd
"We aren't discussing local politics, we're talking national - and the radical-leftist-wing-nut-socialists have taken over your party in case you hadn't noticed."
You were talking about a takeover of the Senate and House. And that doesn't happen unless there's substantial support in the state.
"He sent more aid to Puerto Rico than anyone had before"
The scope of the devastation was unlike any other previous event. Plus, some of that was the result of Congress budgeting and allocating.
His responses to the other disasters that have occurred have been excellent...
And I recall that his response to California's huge fire was "rake the forest" and threats about sanctuary cities and withholding funds.
"Actually, while the farmers and others are grumbling, most acknowledge and appreciate what he is trying to do, and are willing to experience a little short term pain for long term gain."
Those who lost their farms as a result of this "little short term pain" (a few, certainly but not a large number) have probably changed their minds.
And the "little short term pain" is turning into much longer term pain (again, according to news interviews that I've seen the China tariffs are still on and he's announced new ones on Europe: www.forbes.com...) and there's a lot of doubt and frustration -- and then there's the (not discussed on here) Fox News story about corn-ethanol rules that Trump changed: www.foxnews.com... that they're not happy with. Ethanol plants are shutting down. He did say he's going to reverse this, but it's been more than a month since that promise and the deal currently offered has some problems.
We shall see. The public tends to have short memories.
originally posted by: Byrd
and then there's the (not discussed on here) Fox News story about corn-ethanol rules that Trump changed: www.foxnews.com... that they're not happy with. Ethanol plants are shutting down.