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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-04 02:04 PM
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25. Yes, give me rule by the elite. Why not a US system of peers?
Election to Congress could be contingent upon peerage, with membership in the lower house open to those who by nature of their successes could be awarded knighthoods...sort of like the Beatles.

The senate could be made up of true peers. I can hear it now, 'The chair recognizes Sir John, esteemed Lord and Knights Commander, Senator from..." Wow, that would even bring dignity to C-Span broadcasts!

It would all fit very well into the developing system of world domination by corportate fiefdoms. This third way could really put an end to the insufferable political power of the never satisfied working classes.

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  -61% of Americans believe world created in six days. LSdemocrat  Feb-17-04 01:48 PM   #0 
  - And that is why we don't want rule by direct democracy  slackmaster   Feb-17-04 01:50 PM   #1 
  - Yes, give me rule by the elite. Why not a US system of peers?  HereSince1628   Feb-17-04 02:04 PM   #25 
  - Dark Ages, here we come . . .  hatrack   Feb-17-04 01:50 PM   #2 
  - As historian Will Durant said  ixion   Feb-17-04 01:50 PM   #3 
  - that's nice  terryg11   Feb-17-04 01:50 PM   #4 
  - This just in...  wysimdnwyg   Feb-17-04 01:51 PM   #5 
  - That's actually pretty good, I'd say.  Cat Atomic   Feb-17-04 01:52 PM   #6 
  - If these polls are true, then  PROGRESSIVE1   Feb-17-04 01:52 PM   #7 
  - Speak for yourself  slackmaster   Feb-17-04 01:55 PM   #12 
  - Wow, as stupid as they are...  DrWeird   Feb-17-04 01:53 PM   #8 
  - I may have to revisit  umkhonto   Feb-17-04 01:55 PM   #13 
  - It is bizarre. But, what is "six days?"  faygokid   Feb-17-04 01:54 PM   #9 
  - OK, now you're scaring me. 61% ? I imagined maybe 20% tops.  earthman dave   Feb-17-04 01:54 PM   #10 
  - You Have to Go to an Extremely Primitive Region  ribofunk   Feb-17-04 01:54 PM   #11 
  - You mean like Santee, California?  slackmaster   Feb-17-04 01:55 PM   #15 
     - or klantee as it's referred to in this neck of the woods..  frylock   Feb-17-04 01:59 PM   #19 
  - i doubt it  amazona   Feb-17-04 01:55 PM   #14 
  - My brother out in California....his landlord is....  PROGRESSIVE1   Feb-17-04 02:05 PM   #27 
  - Can a Monkey Trial be far in the distance?  Jacobin   Feb-17-04 01:57 PM   #16 
  - That's nuttin': 72% believe the sun circles the earth!  markses   Feb-17-04 01:57 PM   #17 
  - I weep for my country.  trotsky   Feb-17-04 01:58 PM   #18 
  - Wait a minute!  salinen   Feb-17-04 01:59 PM   #20 
  - the "turning into a pillar of salt" thing is undisputed fact...  EV1Ltimm   Feb-17-04 02:04 PM   #26 
  - 61% believe in the Noah's ark story.  BlueEyedSon   Feb-17-04 01:59 PM   #21 
  - and bush says  Vote_Clark_In_WI   Feb-17-04 01:59 PM   #22 
  - I am more concerned about the 8% that believe in blood libel  wuushew   Feb-17-04 02:02 PM   #23 
  - perhaps now a deeper understanding washes over as to why facts dont matter  kodi   Feb-17-04 02:03 PM   #24 
  - And 19% though that they were in the top 2% of Incomes!  JanMichael   Feb-17-04 02:06 PM   # 
  - I heard it was a non-union job too!  Hubert Flottz   Feb-17-04 02:06 PM   #28 
  - Locking  Moderator   Feb-17-04 02:15 PM   #29 

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