“A Republic, if you can keep it.”

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    “A Republic, if you can keep it.”

    And we did indeed keep it.

    After 240 years our Constructional Republic is alive and well, functioning exactly as intended by the Framers: protecting the rights and liberties of all Americans from government overreach and excess.
     
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    So in that case Somalia is a thriving democracy?
     
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    America has been in decline for the last forty years.
     
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    We're still a republic, the government we got (tea bagger red majority in congress) is the one we voted for.

    Some told the red states that Obama Care wouldn't work and they all ran to the polls to put inexperienced rubes in place to shut down the government multiple times...

    They could have actually worked and done something to modify and fix the health care law, but no, they spent tens of millions on votes to repeal it... publicity stunts... ha!!

    And now look who we have on the Repub ticket.. That man was chosen by our fellow Americans. They actually believe he is qualified for POTUS....
     
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    ‘Abott and Costello’ on Unemployment

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    COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America.

    ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible Times. It’s 5.6%.

    COSTELLO: That many people are out of work?

    ABBOTT: No, that’s 23%.

    COSTELLO: You just said 5.6%.

    ABBOTT: 5.6% Unemployed.

    COSTELLO: Right 5.6% out of work.

    ABBOTT: No, that’s 23%.

    COSTELLO: Okay, so it’s 23% unemployed.

    ABBOTT: No, that’s 5.6%.

    COSTELLO: WAIT A MINUTE. Is it 5.6% or 23%?

    ABBOTT: 5.6% are unemployed. 23% are out of work.

    COSTELLO: If you are out of work you are unemployed.

    ABBOTT: No, Obama said you can’t count the “Out of Work” as the unemployed. You have to look for work to be unemployed.

    COSTELLO: BUT THEY ARE OUT OF WORK!!!

    ABBOTT: No, you miss his point.

    COSTELLO: What point?

    ABBOTT: Someone who doesn’t look for work can’t be counted with those who look for work. It wouldn’t be fair.

    COSTELLO: To whom?

    ABBOTT: The unemployed.

    COSTELLO: But ALL of them are out of work.

    ABBOTT: No, the unemployed are actively looking for work.

    Those who are out of work gave up looking and if you give up, you are no longer in the ranks of the unemployed.

    COSTELLO: So if you’re off the unemployment roles that would count as less unemployment?

    ABBOTT: Unemployment would go down. Absolutely!

    COSTELLO: The unemployment just goes down because you don’t look for work?

    ABBOTT: Absolutely it goes down. That’s how it gets to 5.6%. Otherwise it would be 23%.

    COSTELLO: Wait, I got a question for you. That means there are two ways to bring down the unemployment number?

    ABBOTT: Two ways is correct.

    COSTELLO: Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?

    ABBOTT: Correct.

    COSTELLO: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job?

    ABBOTT: Bingo.

    COSTELLO: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the easier

    of the two is to have people stop looking for work.

    ABBOTT: Now you’re thinking like a Democrat.

    COSTELLO: I don’t even know what the hell I just said!

    ABBOTT: Now you’re thinking like Hillary.
     
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    I'll stick with who's on first
     
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    The naive , ignorant never cease to amaze me

    Under fascism, the government:

    • is managed by a powerful leader (even if he or she assumes office by way of the electoral process)
    • assumes it is not restrained in its power (this is authoritarianism, which eventually evolves into totalitarianism)
    • ostensibly operates under a capitalist system while being undergirded by an immense bureaucracy
    • emits powerful and continuing expressions of nationalism through its politicians
    • has an obsession with national security while constantly invoking terrifying internal and external enemies
    • establishes a domestic and invasive surveillance system and develops a paramilitary force that is not answerable to the citizenry
    • and its various agencies (federal, state, and local) develop an obsession with crime and punishment (this is overcriminalization)
    • becomes increasingly centralized while aligning closely with corporate powers to control all aspects of the country’s social, economic, military, and governmental structures
    • uses militarism as a center point of its economic and taxing structure
    • and is increasingly imperialistic in order to maintain the military-industrial corporate forces

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    Ok, thanks for the bullet points... Still not helping your case
     
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    Wrong again.

    Fascism is a branch of SOCIALISM

    So fascists have CORRECTLY concluded that bureaucrats suck at managing businesses.

    So they created a "mixed" economy system where the entrepreneur in allowed to manage his company under heavy regulations and government control.


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    How is that even in the same atmosphere as what we have here in the USA? You're not one of those paranoid conspiracy theorists that overdramatizes everything are you?
     

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