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Tansy_Gold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-06-10 07:46 PM
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247. Let's see.
The American president was never meant to be a leader we can admire? Do you really mean that? Would you prefer to have another doofus like the one we just got rid of? (BTW, "American POTUS" is redundant -- "American President of the United States" implies that there is some other kind of President of the United States. . . . .. )

If we were meant to "rule ourselves," then what's all that stuff in the Constitution about president and congress and senate and judges and courts and juries and stuff? Are the executives and the legislators and the justices just supposed to be figureheads, having their fun little sessions and making laws that we don't really have to follow or even pay any attention to because they don't "rule" us; we "rule" ourselves. What's the purpose of our local law enforcement then if none of the laws really apply if we don't want them to because we rule ourselves?

How well do you think you'd fare in court if you offed people who didn't like and then told the jury "you can't do anything to me. I rule myself and I say it's okay! Nyah nyah nyah!"

So because I disagree with you on whether or not to feel sorry for Barack Obama I don't deserve to be an American? Is that what you're saying? Doesn't sound very tolerant to me at all.

There's a huge difference between wanting a leader I can admire and respect and wanting one who will tell me what to do and what to think . . . and who I will follow blindly without question even to the point of doing things I know are wrong or stupid.

On the other hand, someone who gets all upset at disagreement, who starts calling people names (or just hinting that they don't deserve to be Americans), who insists there is only one right and one wrong and she/he has the right, who puts the John Wayne-esque rugged individual who knows and follows no rule but his/her own, THAT is all much more applicable to the rightwing authoritatian personality than the liberal.

The US was without a leader for 8 years. Do you really want a few more?

Tansy Gold
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