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posted on May, 12 2010 @ 09:26 AM
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Originally posted by Tormentations
...to run the country right now, what would be your reason as to why you can not?



I don't have enough wealthy friends, in high places who would want me to be a figurehead or a scapegoat.

It's not what you know, it's who you know.




posted on May, 12 2010 @ 05:23 PM
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Too busy looking for work to run the country. But if it were my job, I wouldn't want it anyway.



posted on May, 14 2010 @ 09:08 AM
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This is my first post and I would like to thank you all for your patience if I have gotten off topic. I have enjoyed reading many posts here and hope to continue posting along with the many intelligent people here.

I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
Thomas Jefferson

I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
Thomas Jefferson

I would like to respectfully disagree with your comment. The people are not too dumb to vote for a good leader. Seriously I think it doesn't matter if we vote or not. It is money that decides who runs our country. The people who can buy their way into government. We are given bad choices to chose from. The votes are in before we ever pull that bar.

It was said that all men are created equal. But when this was said it was also stated that those who could vote had to meet certain criteria. The had to be tax payers, they had to be property owners, etc. Sorry I couldn't find the direct quote. There needs to be guidelines on who can vote. I am sorry. It's like this....If you pout two people side by side and one says " I can fix this but it will take sacrifice and time". And you put someone else on the other side who says; " I will do this for you and you do nothing. (or here's free beer, lol)" Who do you think the general masses will vote for?

We have raised a generation of people who want it all but want to do nothing for it. We allowed our government to take more and more of our rights away from us due mostly to our own ambivalence and lack of true interest; not stupidity.

A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government.
Thomas Jefferson



posted on May, 14 2010 @ 11:05 AM
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Originally posted by Tormentations
What are the only obsticles blocking and preventing you from full potential of running the country?


Because if I were president I'd likely go the way JFK did.


And even knowing that, I'd still do it.



posted on May, 14 2010 @ 11:21 AM
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The one responsibility I would never want is the 15 minutes or so I would have to determine, if it's in the countries best intrest for me to launch a nuclear strike, at any one for any reason.



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