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Chocolate_Fondue Group: Member - Total Posts: 2
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Hillary vs. Trump: The Thread! \(^o^)/
Posted on: 07/14/16 07:56PM
For you guys and gals who are from the U.S., i would genuinely like to know who you intend to vote for! /)^3^(\

The Billary or the Frump? Or possibly Ned Flanders? Who do YOU want in office?

Jerl Group: Administrator's Pet - Total Posts: 4013
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Posted on: 07/14/16 08:44PM
I'm voting for Lozer T. User.

The best leader is one who is always asleep.

jedi1357 Group: Moderator - Total Posts: 2784
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Posted on: 07/14/16 10:05PM
“The major problem—one of the major problems, for there are several—one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them.
To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it.
To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”
ā€• Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

That said, I would sooner vote for Elmer Fudd than Hillery Clinton.

Dirty_Harry Group: Member - Total Posts: 485
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Posted on: 07/14/16 10:20PM
Someone said "democracy is when 51% trample over the wishes of the 49%." Actually, you wish it was. This is what you get instead:
"The United States Electoral College is the institution that elects the President and Vice President of the United States every four years. Citizens of the United States do not directly elect the president or the vice president..."

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_College_(United_States)

"An electoral college is a set of electors who are selected to elect a candidate to a particular office. Often these represent different organizations, political parties, or entities, with each organization, political party or entity represented by a particular number of electors or with votes weighted in a particular way. Many times, though, the electors are simply important people whose wisdom would ideally provide a better choice than a larger body. The system can ignore the wishes of a general membership."

So, in other words, you don't vote. Corporations vote. Because their choices are better, obviously, you silly voter.

jedi1357 Group: Moderator - Total Posts: 2784
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Posted on: 07/14/16 10:23PM
Dirty_Harry said:
Someone said "democracy is when 51% trample over the wishes of the 49%." Actually, you wish it was. This is what you get instead: "The United States Electoral College is the institution that elects the President and Vice President of the United States every four years. Citizens of the United States do not directly elect the president or the vice president..."
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_College_(United_States)


Yea but I voted for some of those members, all of whom lost. 21 candidates for 16 seats. They - All - Lost! (Sigh.)

Dirty_Harry Group: Member - Total Posts: 485
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Posted on: 07/14/16 10:28PM
Let me get this straight. You vote for someone to make a choice for you. He/she is not obligated to pick what you wanted.

jedi1357 Group: Moderator - Total Posts: 2784
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Posted on: 07/14/16 10:30PM
Dirty_Harry said:
Let me get this straight. You vote for someone to make a choice for you. He/she is not obligated to pick what you wanted.


This is 100% true. However it is the system our founding fathers chose. We are a Republic not a democracy.

Dirty_Harry Group: Member - Total Posts: 485
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Posted on: 07/14/16 10:43PM
Times change. The founding fathers must have had illiterate uneducated masses in mind. But then again, ignorance is still a thing. cdn.quotesgram.com/small/...hill-Democracy-Quotes.jpg

Klamen007 Group: Member - Total Posts: 110
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Posted on: 07/14/16 11:04PM
I'm not voting this year. Both candidates are too awful to vote for.

Domestic_Importer Group: Member - Total Posts: 143
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Posted on: 07/14/16 11:20PM
If only changing the constitution to where a actual voting process can happen was possible, or at least was easy to do. But it's worse for those living in the US territories and D.C., since citizens living in those areas can't even (officialy) vote.

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