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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 25
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2013-06-21 10:18:54 AM
7 votes:
I like this trend of using the Satire tag on these submissions.
2013-06-22 11:20:37 AM
2 votes:

Kiler: Good thing the US isn't a Democracy.


not by a mile.  we are a hybrid Fascist/Plutocratic State.   ain't Freedom great!
2013-06-21 11:29:11 AM
2 votes:
"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 11:27:42 AM
2 votes:
Good thing the US isn't a Democracy.
2013-06-21 10:58:55 AM
2 votes:
today we languish under the crushing weight of an authoritarian, paternalistic socialist state


www.thedailysheeple.com
2013-06-21 11:23:57 PM
1 votes:

Kiler: Good thing the US isn't a Democracy.


My representatives are voted into office.

Are you in a different US? How do they pick yours?
Round-robin double elimination gin rummy competition?
2013-06-21 12:32:56 PM
1 votes:

rufus-t-firefly: today we languish under the crushing weight of an authoritarian, paternalistic socialist state

Cool!

So why am I still paying for shelter, food and healthcare?


Because "socialism" in this context doesn't mean "socialism", it means "the president is a Demmycrat" or possibly "I am out of Preparation H".
2013-06-21 12:12:34 PM
1 votes:
If people think Democracy is bad, maybe they should stay home and not vote...
2013-06-21 12:05:08 PM
1 votes:

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 12:00:00 PM
1 votes:
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 11:57:24 AM
1 votes:
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 11:53:34 AM
1 votes:

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 11:50:37 AM
1 votes:
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 11:49:21 AM
1 votes:
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 11:43:45 AM
1 votes:
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 11:41:11 AM
1 votes:
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 11:38:50 AM
1 votes:
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 11:36:42 AM
1 votes:

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 11:36:07 AM
1 votes:

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 11:35:07 AM
1 votes:
Headline is ironic in that the minority have no rights in a pure democracy.
2013-06-21 11:31:39 AM
1 votes:

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 11:30:17 AM
1 votes:

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 10:42:08 AM
1 votes:
Oh, if only they intended these to be satire though.
2013-06-21 10:40:28 AM
1 votes:
Call me crazy, but I get the feeling that these nuts never read The Federalist Papers.
2013-06-21 10:26:07 AM
1 votes:

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


HA! Nice.
 
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