modern-day-rome asked: You do realize that the impeach-mint thing was a joke right?? That maybe every president since Hebert Hoover is a financial criminal. FDR should be tried. Nixon and Truman. The fact is you can't create a defense for any of these 'men' because they're the ones who make sure that nobody can get a job. All of these people make sure that the economy wont grow. God Bless the USSA right?
Yes, sir. I do believe we’re saying similar things. I definitely was not creating a defense for these ‘men’, as you put it. I was merely stating the fact that you cannot solve the problem of corruption and/or incompetence at the top through the process of impeachment…it would be like asking Al-Qaeda back in the day to turn in bin Laden to international court, then sit in as a jury on the hearings. All the people that would be involved in the impeachment proceedings are just as useless and as much at fault as our supreme leader. To condemn him, they would probably shed light on all the fraud and scandal that they themselves have been involved in.
Also, it’s probably not that those individuals at the decision-making levels of government want to purposely hold down Americans and keep them from getting jobs and making a living. It is that there is no back bone and no moral integrity anywhere in sight in the Oval Office and the majority of Congress. Extreme statement, perhaps. But what do Americans expect? If people paid attention in high school US History, they’d understand that the underlying problem is Democracy and Capitalism has the kind of love story that only exists in relationships like Rihanna and Chris Brown’s.
I told you so.
Also: duh. this is the guy who backed Romney instead of his dad for political attention.
If you let yourself get all emotional about every single news story that comes out, and you flip flop as much as these politicians do, then you, yourself, are a drone. You want to outlaw drones? Outlaw your own lack of reason.
*rolllllllllllsss eyeeees* good bye.
"Honour, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us."
- Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms, 1775
Words with which our nation was conceived. Makes me want to cry.
When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security…
- An excerpt from the beginning of The Declaration of Independence
I think all government officials, especially those whom were elected and are beholden to a constituency, should read The Declaration of Independence at the beginning of each of their work days - just like how we were obligated to say the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of each day in K-12 school.
The war on drugs should really be called the war on personal freedom. The war on terrorism should really be called the war on individual privacy. Obama’s nationalized health care plan should really be called Obama’s nationalized insurance plan. Gun control should really just be called control. Tax reform should just be called tax increases.
At least that’s what it looks like anyway, and I just call it as I see it. Honestly though, if they just called it what it was, I think I’d feel a little better about all of it.