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Electoral Votes?!?
#11
(11-08-2012, 01:11 PM)stoneiraq Wrote: So first an airplane full of ballots for the military just crashed and burst into flames, and now the military members that did get to vote had their votes come in late. I don't know if we should go away from the electoral system or just don't fix it if it ain't broke unless it is broke lol

I think since this country is so divided that they should just make it 2 separate countries all together. Let everyone here get a fresh start and stopped being forced to do things and accept things they don't want to do.
#12
Quote:I think since this country is so divided that they should just make it 2 separate countries all together. Let everyone here get a fresh start and stopped being forced to do things and accept things they don't want to do.

I think one side would wallow in misery and be essentially a welfare state. And the other would prosper, excel, and drive businesses and coporations to that "country".

Big Grin
"If you don't like change, you're going to like irrelevance even less"

Gen Shinseki
#13
It's outdated. I have an app that gives me live spreads, over-unders, and scores. Why can't we just have an app that we vote with and the guy with the most votes wins?
#14
I was reading all about the electoral college yesterday at the VA ER and it started with George Washington, was put in place because of how slowly word traveled, so I think we need a new system. Word travels at the speed of the internet now
Git R Dun!
#15
(11-10-2012, 06:49 AM)stoneiraq Wrote: I was reading all about the electoral college yesterday at the VA ER and it started with George Washington, was put in place because of how slowly word traveled, so I think we need a new system. Word travels at the speed of the internet now
And there was the concern that the American people may not be fully informed as a result, or that they would be too stupid to select a president. Which is why electors can vote independently of whatever the popular vote says (Ever wonder why the elector votes come in before all the popular votes are counted? They don't have to wait for the popular vote..).
#16
(11-08-2012, 07:54 PM)jitzy Wrote:
(11-08-2012, 01:11 PM)stoneiraq Wrote: So first an airplane full of ballots for the military just crashed and burst into flames, and now the military members that did get to vote had their votes come in late. I don't know if we should go away from the electoral system or just don't fix it if it ain't broke unless it is broke lol

I think since this country is so divided that they should just make it 2 separate countries all together. Let everyone here get a fresh start and stopped being forced to do things and accept things they don't want to do.

Why dont we just do what the constitution says and allow it to work for us and give each state its original individual rights. However that said, I currently live in Nevada, my home is worth 300K. 7 years ago it was worth 608K. I am about DONE. Soon the bank is going to get my home and a note saying have fun. Im going to Idaho where I can afford to live and hope that the blue catches that state after I am dead.

RUMBLON
#17
Let's just start hunting down Socialist Libs! That should fix it! My secondary plan would be Red States form their own union. For example Texas and North Dakota balance their budgets every year. Yet the union as a whole does not. Texas in itself is the worlds 15th largest economy. Then let's see how the blue states do by themselves.
#18
Well personally I am all but giving up on any belief in the system. My plan is to get to Idaho and try and be left alone if that's possible. My main concern is that my retirement pension will not be there as this mess is going to get worse.

I own 175 acres up there and will raise most of what we will need to live. I also plan on bartering for things I need so money is not used on what we grow or raise IE cattle. I restore junk like hotrods and my coke humidor. That said a junk guy can move some junk to make a few bucks


Being a police officer I won't get involved in any words of hate towards anyone but I do understand your frustration

I'm also an Oathkeeper which put me on a list of radicals just because I have sworn NOT to disarm American citizens

I don't understand why Amerca has become so lazy that 50.5 percent of the voters has a vested interest in "Their free cut of the pie"

I do understand that America is in decline and my pocket is being taxed to death.


Now I am waiting and watching for the new gun laws which I will not enforce as I will retire before that happens.

Rumblon
#19
Really Tank? You want to hunt people like me down? Just for disagreeing with you... that is sad. I think that is what divides this country - people don't want to sit down and talk out their differences - news - and words fly at the speed of the internet, almost faster than you can speak them... and little thought goes behind it.

Big business is not really the answer - America was much more prosperous under smaller businesses - at least the people were. When you have a small, local business you know your employees, personally. You know who helped you to become successful. You know that the community is a part of what drives your success and you pay back into it.

Large multinational corporations owe little loyalty to anyone. People are nothing but numbers. Businesses - the CEO's are making so much more than the people who work for them, it is obscene. Nothing wrong with wanting a living wage for an honest day's work.

And out of curiosity - I thought this board was staying away from a lot of the divisive political talk - it is one of the things I liked about it...
#20
For those who know me know I say that in jest. Hence my secondary statement. Sorry for not using emoticons! But on a serious note I could say infringe on my rights and I infringe on your's. Consistent hands in my cookie jar stealing my private property to give out Obama phones is annoying to say the least. Mayor Bloomberg not allowing food donations because the nanny state cannot assess caloric contents is absurd. Our forefather's would have taken up arms and they did! A parasite cannot live without its host and the parasite needs to be taken care of.


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