Originally posted by Cuervo
Obama... Kerry... McCain...
Originally posted by Riouz
Where does it state in the Senators Handbook that you have to listen ??
Or Since when do Senators Listen if its against their own agenda ???
John McCain made his statement and no matter what anybody in that room said he will give his vote to the president.
So why not play a bit of Texas Hold Em
It is a misfortune incident to republican government, though in a less degree than to other governments, that those who administer it may forget their obligations to their constituents, and prove unfaithful to their important trust. Federalist #62
The necessity of a senate is not less indicated by the propensity of all single and numerous assemblies to yield to the impulse of sudden and violent passions, and to be seduced by factious leaders into intemperate and pernicious resolutions. Federalist #62
What has not America lost by her want of character with foreign nations; and how many errors and follies would she not have avoided, if the justice and propriety of her measures had, in every instance, been previously tried by the light in which they would probably appear to the unbiased part of mankind? Federalist #63
Madison clearly recognized the need for a smaller, more deliberative body in the legislative branch to cool the passions and control the urges of democratic masses.
Originally posted by WhiteAlice
reply to post by Riouz
Don't be daft. You're engaging in a fallacy when you say that the Federalist Papers say nothing about video poker. Your argument fails in the fact that the technology did not exist at the time to have had any mention within the papers, themselves.
Definition of deliberate verb: to think or talk seriously and carefully about something:
If one is at an important meeting at work and it is discovered that they are playing videopoker or even checking facebook during the course of the meeting, the general rule is reprimand and/or termination if the practice continues because one isn't 100% "there" during the course of that meeting. If it is a rule in the workplace where decisions don't necessarily equate to the loss of life and limb, then it's absolutely true when discussing the possibility of a military strike in a foreign country that could bring us to war.
I'm done with your fallacies.