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Pat was kind enough to reply. What say you?
The man who would not be king.On May 22, 1782, one of Washington’s officers, Colonel Lewis Nicola wrote to him that the ineffectiveness of the Congress during the war had demonstrated the inadequacy of republican government. Nicola proposed that Washington become King of the United States.
Yes I did say Adams. John Adams. Maybe you have but if not I highly recommend John Adams by David McCullough
John Adams on aristocracy from his correspondences with Thomas Jefferson. There is a good bar bet regarding the deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
"You suppose a difference of Opinion between You and me, on the Subject of Aristocracy. I can find none. I dislike and detest hereditary honours, Offices Emoluments established by Law. So do you. I am for ex[c]luding legal hereditary distinctions from the U.S. as long as possible. So are you. I only say that Mankind have not yet discovered any remedy against irresistable Corruption in Elections to Offices of great Power and Profit, but making them hereditary."
link - http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/documents/v1ch15s62.html
Hey Rhys, Did you see Sister Sparrow. Any band that can cover Doors, Rufus and Led Zeppelin among others is fun to see.
Is it just me or does it seem silly and sad that apparently people vote based on who is spending the money to support the candidate as Chris H said "If you do not know who is paying for Candidate X, how can you decide whther to vote for candidate X or candidate Y."
Who cares who is spending the money.
I thought we were supposed to vote for the person we thought would best represent our community at whatever level of government they were looking to be elected. That means voters should be educated about the candidate. Now I realize that unfortunately that does not happen with the frequency it should thus we now have the phrase "low information voters".
I read a comment above, "What ever happened to the concept of one man, one woman, one vote", Darn it, I thought that's what we had in the USA. Did I take a nap and miss a new law that was passed allowing some people to vote more than once.
We can use any numbers we want. The point is the left is continually railing against the Koch Brothers while staying silent on the union contributions and who controls where they go and staying silent on the Steyer's, Soros's etc. on the left. Seems hypocritical to me. Lefty big business and union contributers good, right big business contributers bad.
Looks like your reply got cut off. thanks for replying. I believe you have the smarts to vote on issues and not campaign spin as do I. Agree on never out of election cycles. Disgusting in my view, but it is what it is. I don't watch much TV so am able to miss most of the crud. Too much to do outdoors, right.
Tom Steyer has pledged $100 million to Dems candidates that toe the line on global warming/climate change or whatever we are calling it these days.
"The Kochs are far richer, but Tom Steyer’s $100 million pledge has them looking like cheapskates in the political field."
Are Tom Steyer's contributions acceptable to you?
Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/1/the-steyer-brothers-gop-finds-koch-rivals-who-fina/#ixzz2xxrWxeob
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Nice spin on the unions by the way. At least Koch's are contributing their own money by choice. Gee I wonder if there are any union members whose union dues were contributed to causes they disagreed with, without their approval
"◦CNN exit polls showed that 38 percent of union members voted for President Bush in the 2004 election, but more than 95 percent of union funds went to support Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry."
Judy, doesn't it seem like if 38% voted for Bush then 38% of the union contributions should go to Bush?
link to the article.
Can't wait. 2016 - Hillary Clinton vs. Jeb Bush. We have circled around and become England with a hereditary monarchy. Washington, Adams, Jefferson and others must be weeping. The sacrifices they made. UGH!
Thanks for your reply. I appreciate it.
Have you heard of Tom Steyer.
Are you OK with this? From an article in the Washington Times.
The Kochs are far richer, but Tom Steyer’s $100 million pledge has them looking like cheapskates in the political field. Koch Industries spent $18 million on federal elections from 1989 to 2013, placing it 59th on a list of campaign donors compiled by Open Secrets.
Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/1/the-steyer-brothers-gop-finds-koch-rivals-who-fina/#ixzz2xw3d2w8y
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