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direct democratic socialism...an end to congress?

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posted on May, 24 2010 @ 08:48 PM
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would a Direct democratic socialist state make the congress useless? If we can vote our laws in why do we need a congress?




posted on May, 24 2010 @ 08:53 PM
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What I don't like about American politics is that the politicians are corrupt. Does anyone remember how President Obama repeated he does not take money from lobbyist? look at him now! Now Republicans do the same as well. Nothing is sacred. It would be good for the American corporations, government and the people to work together.



posted on May, 24 2010 @ 09:10 PM
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Originally posted by Romantic_Rebel
What I don't like about American politics is that the politicians are corrupt. Does anyone remember how President Obama repeated he does not take money from lobbyist? look at him now!

Obama received over $77K in contributions
from BP alone



posted on May, 24 2010 @ 09:12 PM
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What does BP stand for?



posted on May, 24 2010 @ 09:14 PM
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Originally posted by John_Rodger_Cornman
would a Direct democratic socialist state make the congress useless?
If we can vote our laws in why do we need a congress?


I wish we could vote our laws in

if so
GW Bush
D Cheney
K Rove

would all be property of
the Federal Prison system

and the Patriot Act would be repealed
as well as Dubya's pardon.



posted on May, 24 2010 @ 09:14 PM
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British Petroleum....you know? The big oil spill?

=BP



posted on May, 24 2010 @ 09:17 PM
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Originally posted by Romantic_Rebel
What does BP stand for?


British Petroleum (Better Petroleum)
the folks responsible for the Gulf oil spill

edit to add: lol
looks like chamber beat me to it



[edit on 24-5-2010 by boondock-saint]



posted on May, 24 2010 @ 09:17 PM
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Thank you for answering my question. There's no doubt corporate America has a huge money grip on American politics. What is crazy is corporations since the late 19th century has been in control in American elections. I guess money does has power.



posted on May, 24 2010 @ 09:20 PM
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Originally posted by Romantic_Rebel
I guess money does has power.

money controls the world
whether we admit it or not



posted on May, 24 2010 @ 09:23 PM
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I agree. Nothing can change that. Unless somehow we evolved beyond money.



posted on May, 24 2010 @ 09:36 PM
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Originally posted by John_Rodger_Cornman
would a Direct democratic socialist state make the congress useless? If we can vote our laws in why do we need a congress?


This is what they want and it is a trap. The congress is key in balancing the power of the President. Without it you would have only an illusion of a democratic society and the President would wield absolute power as in countless countries across the planet which lack a legislative body. A number of civilizations have been burned to the ground after their legislative bodies were disbanded including Roman and Ottoman empires. We are already in the transition stage - the congress has had historic low approval ratings since 2006, they are corrupt multi-millionaires and even multi-billionaires, enriching themselves at the expense of the lower classes, showing little regard for justice and honor. Then everyone turned to the President (Czar, Caesar, Sar) as a figure of hope in 2008. A true congress is necessary to save the Republic.



posted on May, 24 2010 @ 10:43 PM
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Originally posted by Romantic_Rebel
reply to post by boondock-saint
 


I agree. Nothing can change that. Unless somehow we evolved beyond money.


Outlawing lobbying would be a good start.

Second line



posted on May, 24 2010 @ 11:57 PM
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Originally posted by Romantic_Rebel
I agree. Nothing can change that. Unless somehow we evolved beyond money.

I was kinda hoping ET could help
us with that issue but he doesn't
seem to be around when u need
him, lol. Just when he wants
something.



posted on May, 25 2010 @ 12:03 AM
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Originally posted by ararisq
This is what they want and it is a trap. The congress is key in balancing the power of the President. Without it you would have only an illusion of a democratic society and the President would wield absolute power as in countless countries across the planet which lack a legislative body.

where u been bro

the Prez can sign executive orders
and signing statements to avoid
congress altogether. we're already
a dic-tator-ship.

a list of Obama's signing statements
since he's been in office.

www.coherentbabble.com...



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