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  •  The two political parties are making decisions on (13+ / 0-)

    serious issues for this country WITHOUT considering the wishes of the majority of this country.  

    "Democracy is a form of government in which all citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives. Ideally, this includes equal (and more or less direct) participation in the proposal, development and passage of legislation into law."

    Can anyone explain to me how this is happening at all at this point?  Don't try, because I won't believe it anyway.  

    We ARE NOT a democracy.  That's just the bottom line.

    :)

    S.A.W. 2011 STOP ALL WARS "The Global War on Terror is a fabrication to justify imperialism."

    by BigAlinWashSt on Thu Jul 07, 2011 at 09:13:16 PM PDT

    •  Think I should do a diary about that. (9+ / 0-)

      See if anyone can challenge it.

      S.A.W. 2011 STOP ALL WARS "The Global War on Terror is a fabrication to justify imperialism."

      by BigAlinWashSt on Thu Jul 07, 2011 at 09:21:20 PM PDT

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    •  Exactly my good friend, are regarless of how many (6+ / 0-)

      times, we Kossacks prove that point by show the overwhelming support of all Americans in all parties, that do not want SS, Medicare, or Medicaid touched, that want to tax the rich, and want the wars to end.the endless wars..

      Who the fuck is listening?

      None of them are lest of all President Obama and our Democrats.

      Our entire nation has gone off the rails, and we keep pretending this is a Democracy.

      No one believes that anymore.  So now, here we are back at the point where the Unions in this nation, and the Civil Rights workers, and the people who marched to end the Viet Nam Wars, were doing exactly what we need to do now.

      Get off our asses, and show up in huge numbers, so huge, that they can't ignore us, to stop this Oligrachy take over.

      I don't see any other way out.

      best to you Al.

      Ms. B.

      “I hope the two wings of the Democratic Party may flap together.” William Jennings Bryan

      by Badabing on Thu Jul 07, 2011 at 09:22:21 PM PDT

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    •  The truth is, we *never were* a democracy (6+ / 0-)

      The rich and powerful have always been "more equal" than others - originally, quite explicitly so (voting restricted to white male property owners).

      We have become "more democratic" at times, and less so (sometimes much less so) at others.

      We've been trending "less so" since at least 1980 - and turning it around is going to be a long, slow, difficult process.

      If it's
      Not your body
      Then it's
      Not your choice
      AND it's
      None of your damn business!

      by TheOtherMaven on Thu Jul 07, 2011 at 09:23:22 PM PDT

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      •  But now Maven, it is very very clear, our back are (3+ / 0-)

        against the wall.

        Let us remember this:  We gave President Obama every single opportunity to not cave, on the extended Bush tax cuts, the extension of the endless wars, and to at least pretend to do something about the fucking crooks on Wall St./the Banks and of course the bullshit HCR reform and Financial Reform bills.

        He and the other Democrats have now pushed us into the final phase of the Shock Doctrine, and I'm having none of it.

        None of it, period.

        “I hope the two wings of the Democratic Party may flap together.” William Jennings Bryan

        by Badabing on Thu Jul 07, 2011 at 09:28:09 PM PDT

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        •  I'm not defending President Twoflower (1+ / 0-)
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          BigAlinWashSt

          (If you want to know where that nickname comes from, read Terry Pratchett's The Color of Magic, The Light Fantastic, and Interesting Times. Especially the first two.)

          If it's
          Not your body
          Then it's
          Not your choice
          AND it's
          None of your damn business!

          by TheOtherMaven on Fri Jul 08, 2011 at 08:48:58 AM PDT

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