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Originally posted by HeavenWolf
Just a thought, and some of you may label it as moronic.. but what if Ron Paul does get nomination, and everything. And he is then deemed a terrorist and then detained? I mean the provisions already in place could basically allow individuals to streeetch it to cover whatever they need. It almost seem like the uber feinshmekers want the American constituents to start rise up and give them a real reason to crack down.
Originally posted by Semicollegiate
We americans have a say in the sence that we elect the people who made the legal structure in question, but typically we have to vote for candidates selected and financially maintained by the system. Who knows how a candidate appears on a ballot? Something to do with the system liking him or her.
Originally posted by NightGypsy
....And if I read one post suggesting there have been no successful terrorist attacks because they were thwarted by our government (such as the "underwear bomber"), I'm quite sure my head will explode and my monitor will be riddled with brain matter.
1. As for voting in the US, I understand that you first have to register as agreeing with a certain party in order to be allowed to vote for it. So what is then the point of actually voting? Using an extract from that party affiliation database should be enough.
2. I also understand that the citizens do not actually vote directly for a candidate, but that their vote is simply being used to give an indication for who the real voters should vote. My understanding is that those voters (whoever they are) are being called "the electors", and that they could potentially vote totally different from what the ordinary citizens indicated in their votes.
3. My understanding is also that there are only 2 parties to choose from. Although being 100% more than in North Korea, that is still not a very wide selection of party agendas to choose from.