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originally posted by: burgerbuddy
Gee, hillary has her own personal assassination squad and she destroyed Libya and wasn't even potus.
Meanwhile the scapegoats are trotted out, the millennials, the liberals, the Muslims, the commies, the socialists, the propaganda machine ploughs on, backed by CIA assets that the modern media refers to as ISIS, giving the people something to militate against, despite the fact that your government paid for both the war machine that your nation sends against the "threat", AND the threat itself. No one pays attention to the correct hand, no one has their eye on the correct shell, not enough people are prepared to even entertain the idea that their self imposed ignorance could be harming themselves or their nation, or their planet. They have been so utterly deluded by the propagandists that actual thought, reason, and rationality are dying out under peer pressure, pressure to become and remain stupid, vacant, unaware of and uninterested in the process by which ones personal freedoms and liberty are afforded them, if at all.
originally posted by: paraphi
Er, isn't the presidential system based on authoritarianism? The president is just the replacement for the monarch, albeit non-hereditary. However, the fact that is that political families (Clinton, Bush etc) seem to be making the non-hereditary angle a non-argument.
Anyway, the president is authoritarian by nature. However, the degree of authority is somewhat tempered and constrained by the Senate and the House of Representatives. I am no expert on the US political set up, but presidents without support from either house are fairly powerless to do anything except fly around in Air Force One.
In the UK parliamentary system the monarch has been relegated to ceremony and last-resort "have the whole lot shot" oversight i.e. to prevent a government governing without support.
Having watched the booooringly endless and embarrassing presidential contest, by two people that are unfit to govern, I think I am happy with my county's approach.
Er, isn't the presidential system based on authoritarianism? The president is just the replacement for the monarch, albeit non-hereditary.
originally posted by: avgguy
I though it was scary when he said " I have a pen and a phone and I'm going to bypass congress to get what I want done".... ooops wrong guy