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(American Thinker)   Democracy is dangerous because it makes the minority think they have the same rights as the majority   (americanthinker.com) divider line 100
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2013-06-21 10:18:54 AM
I like this trend of using the Satire tag on these submissions.
 
2013-06-21 10:26:07 AM

Diogenes: I like this trend of using the Satire tag on these submissions.


HA! Nice.
 
2013-06-21 10:34:34 AM
The wolves have voted, and we are being served for dinner. Wonder who the wolves. are?
 
2013-06-21 10:40:28 AM
Call me crazy, but I get the feeling that these nuts never read The Federalist Papers.
 
2013-06-21 10:42:03 AM

Diogenes: Call me crazy, but I get the feeling that these nuts never read The Federalist Papers.


I'm not sure they could wade through the depths of The Cat In The Hat
 
2013-06-21 10:42:08 AM
Oh, if only they intended these to be satire though.
 
2013-06-21 10:43:50 AM

Diogenes: Call me crazy, but I get the feeling that these nuts never read The Federalist Papers.


I don't need some liberal mainstream msm media telling me what the Founders of this country believed.
 
2013-06-21 10:46:13 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Diogenes: Call me crazy, but I get the feeling that these nuts never read The Federalist Papers.

I don't need some liberal mainstream msm media telling me what the Founders of this country believed.


Madison was a sekrit muslin anyway.
 
2013-06-21 10:58:55 AM
today we languish under the crushing weight of an authoritarian, paternalistic socialist state


www.thedailysheeple.com
 
2013-06-21 11:13:07 AM

dletter: Oh, if only they intended these to be satire though.


They'd give Christwire a run for their money if they did.
 
2013-06-21 11:27:42 AM
Good thing the US isn't a Democracy.
 
2013-06-21 11:27:57 AM
A friend of mine was making this argument with me yesterday on Facebook.  His point was that gays can go to hell because they only constitute a few percent of the population, so fark them.
 
2013-06-21 11:28:03 AM

vernonFL: today we languish under the crushing weight of an authoritarian, paternalistic socialist state


[www.thedailysheeple.com image 650x366]


Get my languishing couch!
 
2013-06-21 11:28:04 AM
Do you think humanity will ever evolve past the point where people take the American Thinker seriously?  Or are we going to forever be a species comprised of idiotic barbarians?
 
2013-06-21 11:29:11 AM
"It's little wonder that democracy is the favorite refrain of the socialist; the Socialist Party USA's website uses the word sixteen times in its brief Statement of Principles."

Huh. Looking over those principles, looks like I'd rather be a socialist than a conservative.

Lewis Black for president!
 
2013-06-21 11:30:17 AM

Hollie Maea: A friend of mine was making this argument with me yesterday on Facebook.  His point was that gays can go to hell because they only constitute a few percent of the population, so fark them.


Spoken like someone who has always enjoyed the privileges of the majority without earning or deserving them.
 
2013-06-21 11:30:57 AM
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/with apologies to Torg
 
2013-06-21 11:31:39 AM

illegal.tender: "It's little wonder that democracy is the favorite refrain of the socialist; the Socialist Party USA's website uses the word sixteen times in its brief Statement of Principles."

Huh. Looking over those principles, looks like I'd rather be a socialist than a conservative.

Lewis Black for president!


Socialists are opposed to forced suicide for republicans.  I think it's pretty clear that the republican party needs to take a hardline stance against socialist policies and kill themselves.

How the hell does this "bad people like X so X is bad" logic become so innate to the idiot wing of politics?
 
2013-06-21 11:32:34 AM

illegal.tender: Lewis Black for president!


President Black will be in the Rose Garden today, sipping Margaritas.
 
2013-06-21 11:32:49 AM

ikanreed: Do you think humanity will ever evolve past the point where people take the American Thinker seriously?  Or are we going to forever be a species comprised of idiotic barbarians?


Ohhh definitely not forever. Pretty sure that over the long run that whole global warming thing is going to sort the wheat from the chaff.
 
2013-06-21 11:34:25 AM
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2013-06-21 11:34:30 AM

Diogenes: Hollie Maea: A friend of mine was making this argument with me yesterday on Facebook.  His point was that gays can go to hell because they only constitute a few percent of the population, so fark them.

Spoken like someone who has always enjoyed the privileges of the majority without earning or deserving them.


Hey...he was born as a straight (maybe) white male American protestant.  Doesn't get much more deserving than that!

/Or something....
 
2013-06-21 11:34:35 AM

illegal.tender: ikanreed: Do you think humanity will ever evolve past the point where people take the American Thinker seriously?  Or are we going to forever be a species comprised of idiotic barbarians?

Ohhh definitely not forever. Pretty sure that over the long run that whole global warming thing is going to sort the wheat from the chaff.


Oh, I hope I'm wheat!

/Gluten tolerant.
 
2013-06-21 11:35:07 AM
Headline is ironic in that the minority have no rights in a pure democracy.
 
2013-06-21 11:35:40 AM
I always forget that the amendments in the Bill of Rights all end with, "Offer void if you are in the minority."

Conditional rights.  What a truly American principle.
 
2013-06-21 11:36:07 AM

ikanreed: Do you think humanity will ever evolve past the point where people take the American Thinker seriously?  Or are we going to forever be a species comprised of idiotic barbarians?


I'm hoping for the inbreeding to really take hold in the next few years, and in 30-50 years they should be reduced to that family in X-Files (you KNOW the one I mean, I'm not GISing it at work).

Shortly after that they should die out completely, if we're lucky.


Or we could start culling now.  Which is really what I'd like to do, but that would make me them.  And I'm not them.
 
2013-06-21 11:36:42 AM

ikanreed: How the hell does this "bad people like X so X is bad" logic become so innate to the idiot wing of politics?


I have it on good authority that Hitler liked food, and Stalin was quite fond of oxygen.  Why, there is a very good chance that as we speak, Kim Jong-Un is sipping a glass of water!

Stand up to this tyranny conservatives!
 
2013-06-21 11:37:11 AM

Lochsteppe: illegal.tender: ikanreed: Do you think humanity will ever evolve past the point where people take the American Thinker seriously?  Or are we going to forever be a species comprised of idiotic barbarians?

Ohhh definitely not forever. Pretty sure that over the long run that whole global warming thing is going to sort the wheat from the chaff.

Oh, I hope I'm wheat!

/Gluten tolerant.


funnied

it's shaping up to be a good friday
 
Ant
2013-06-21 11:37:52 AM
This from people who routinely argue against equal rights based on the supposed moral beliefs of the majority.
 
2013-06-21 11:38:30 AM
It's little wonder that democracy is the favorite refrain of the socialist; the Socialist Party USA's website uses the word sixteen times in its brief Statement of Principles.

The word 'democracy' is used 14 times on the webpage with TFA - meaning that the author is mathematically 87.5% Stalin.  All he's missing is a large mustache and a bottle of vodka.
 
2013-06-21 11:38:50 AM
America's federal government long ago shed the chains of the Constitution, and today, it possesses the power to dictate the amount of toilet water we can flush, what type of light bulb we use to light our homes, how we can use our land, and how much of our income we are permitted to keep.  Moreover, our government has now cloaked itself with the power to decide whether we will be permitted to receive life-saving medical care.
 When will this tyrrany end? When the government forces one of us to wear seatbelts, are any of us truly free?
 
2013-06-21 11:39:52 AM

Hollie Maea: A friend of mine was making this argument with me yesterday on Facebook.  His point was that gays can go to hell because they only constitute a few percent of the population, so fark them.


Well, that's what Jesus would say.
 
2013-06-21 11:41:11 AM
With limitless powers, and with the number of representatives capped at 435, so that each member of the House now represents an absurd 700,000 citizens, we live in a democracy and not a true republic.

What? How does having too few representatives in any way suggest that we are now a Democracy , not a Republic?
 
2013-06-21 11:43:03 AM

Rev. Skarekroe: Hollie Maea: A friend of mine was making this argument with me yesterday on Facebook.  His point was that gays can go to hell because they only constitute a few percent of the population, so fark them.

Well, that's what Jesus would say.


And, sure enough, he claimed to be making his argument from a "biblical" perspective.  There aren't enough faces to palm.
 
2013-06-21 11:43:45 AM
Moreover, our government has now cloaked itself with the power to decide whether we will be permitted to receive life-saving medical care.

Okay righties, let's leave it up to the doctors!   Does that mean you'll quit shutting down women's health clinics on technicalities?

No? then STFU.
 
2013-06-21 11:45:31 AM
*click*

*reads first 7 paragraphs*

Hmm, this is remarkably coherent...

*reads 8th paragraphs*

whoop... back up.

*reads the rest*

FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!
 
2013-06-21 11:48:43 AM

notto: Moreover, our government has now cloaked itself with the power to decide whether we will be permitted to receive life-saving medical care.

Okay righties, let's leave it up to the doctors!   Does that mean you'll quit shutting down women's health clinics on technicalities?

No? then STFU.


That power clearly belongs in the boardroom of an insurance company, not with people that could actually be held accountable.
 
2013-06-21 11:49:21 AM
I have a feeling this guy would love mob rule so long as the mob agreed with him. Otherwise this is the usual taxes are theft and CFL bulbs are tyranny derp.
 
2013-06-21 11:50:37 AM
America's federal government long ago shed the chains of the Constitution, and today, it possesses the power to dictate the amount of toilet water we can flush, what type of light bulb we use to light our homes, how we can use our land, and how much of our income we are permitted to keep. Moreover, our government has now cloaked itself with the power to decide whether we will be permitted to receive life-saving medical care.

I remember "This American Life" did a show on the Red State/Blue State divide.  One of the things they mentioned is that not only does each side disagree on the answers to problems, they can't even agree on what constitutes a problem in the first place.  Whole scandals erupt on one side that the other is completely unaware of.  Low flush toilets and energy efficient light bulbs are one of those things.  They are things I don't even think about, but the Right is completely scandalized by.
 
2013-06-21 11:51:03 AM
So...we are living in a Democracy (which sounds like "Democrat", which is bad) because our representatives represent a lot of people and the president rules like a monarch.

We're being trolled, ya'all.
 
2013-06-21 11:53:34 AM

Diogenes: Hollie Maea: A friend of mine was making this argument with me yesterday on Facebook.  His point was that gays can go to hell because they only constitute a few percent of the population, so fark them.

Spoken like someone who has always enjoyed the privileges of the majority without earning or deserving them.


Of course they deserve them: they were born in America to good God-fearing Americans and have kept their nose clean living in suburbia. It's those people who grew up outside of the cultural norms who don't have the experience to know the status quo is what is best for this country.

Seriously though: it horrifies me how often people think they've come up with a "fair" idea of returning to real property ownership as either a requirement to vote or to be given a weight factor in voting. After all, the working poor who make up the majority of renters don't have skin in the game and could simply move away if their preferred political objectives damage the country, whereas the more wealth you have the more invested you are the more you have to lose if things go wrong. In other words, the justification of aristocracy.
 
2013-06-21 11:57:09 AM

Xythero: Low flush toilets and energy efficient light bulbs are one of those things.


But there's absolutely nothing in the law preventing any sufficiently bootstrappy individualist from making their own porcelain 50-gallon flush tank, or learning glassblowing and a few other skills to make their own light bulbs. I really don't understand what they are whining about.
 
2013-06-21 11:57:24 AM
It started out halfway reasonable, but the 'logic' in that article was in freefall for the last couple paragraphs.  Amazing.  I almost, almost thought they were going to make a rational argument.
 
2013-06-21 12:00:00 PM
I like how everything in the SPUSA link makes them seem like towering giants among men compared to the idiot who wrote TFA.
 
2013-06-21 12:01:40 PM
So these jokers must have been mad as hell with all of the talk about "spreading democracy" and the "global democratic revolution" which prompted our invasion of Iraq. After all, "[The FOUNDERS] (pbut) knew that because democracy is simply mob rule, it offered no protection for liberty and was always doomed to destroy itself."
 
2013-06-21 12:02:07 PM
King George might have been able to declare Samuel Adams a traitor, but he could never have dreamed of being able to tell every subject of the crown how much money he could make or what kind of food would be served in schools.

Could someone point out to me where the President or anyone in the Federal Government has the
power to declare that someone is making too much money, and force them to get a pay cut, or is this douche just upset that you can be forced to pay taxes on your income?

Food in schools Where there public schools for everyone in 18th century England, and if the US Gorvernment is paying most of the bills shouldn't they get to chose, my roof my rules, and most importantly what the flying fark is he so concerned about someone deciding what food?  He doesn't believe that there is science behind good nutrition?
 
2013-06-21 12:05:08 PM

Xythero: America's federal government long ago shed the chains of the Constitution, and today, it possesses the power to dictate the amount of toilet water we can flush, what type of light bulb we use to light our homes, how we can use our land, and how much of our income we are permitted to keep. Moreover, our government has now cloaked itself with the power to decide whether we will be permitted to receive life-saving medical care.

I remember "This American Life" did a show on the Red State/Blue State divide.  One of the things they mentioned is that not only does each side disagree on the answers to problems, they can't even agree on what constitutes a problem in the first place.  Whole scandals erupt on one side that the other is completely unaware of.  Low flush toilets and energy efficient light bulbs are one of those things.  They are things I don't even think about, but the Right is completely scandalized by.


Many "conservatives" hate conservation, and react against any legislation requiring them to stop wasting resources.
 
2013-06-21 12:06:21 PM

vernonFL: America's federal government long ago shed the chains of the Constitution, and today, it possesses the power to dictate the amount of toilet water we can flush, what type of light bulb we use to light our homes, how we can use our land, and how much of our income we are permitted to keep.  Moreover, our government has now cloaked itself with the power to decide whether we will be permitted to receive life-saving medical care.
 When will this tyrrany end? When the government forces one of us to wear seatbelts, are any of us truly free?


For those that don't agree with the societal rules that supposedly apply to the patch of dirt you just happened to plop out on when you were born, there ARE alternatives:

- hop into a rowboat and go create Waterworld
- make a rocket ship and go live on Mars

So it's not like there aren't viable alternatives. The Native Americans were too cowardly to do either of the above, so they got what they had coming to them.
 
2013-06-21 12:06:39 PM

Rootus: It started out halfway reasonable, but the 'logic' in that article was in freefall for the last couple paragraphs.  Amazing.  I almost, almost thought they were going to make a rational argument.


Wow. I thought liberals would eat this article up. it basically outlines why we have a do nothing congress. Our current system has develoved from a truely representative republic into a majority rules democracy.

Oh, it came froma website you don't like, so form a circle boys....
 
2013-06-21 12:08:19 PM

Danger Mouse: Rootus: It started out halfway reasonable, but the 'logic' in that article was in freefall for the last couple paragraphs.  Amazing.  I almost, almost thought they were going to make a rational argument.

Wow. I thought liberals would eat this article up. it basically outlines why we have a do nothing congress. Our current system has develoved from a truely representative republic into a majority rules democracy.

Oh, it came froma website you don't like, so form a circle boys....


3/10. "Develoved" is a nice touch, though.
 
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