Twice-impeached former single-term President Donald "Jenius" T**** and his lackeys

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12 hours ago, jeba said:

 

Seems you both didn't pay attention when your teachers explained the principle of representative democracy.

What has representative democracy got to do with not knowing how my representative votes ?

 

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31 minutes ago, Keleth said:

What has representative democracy got to do with not knowing how my representative votes ?

 

Being a representative he/she isn´t bound by their voter´s will on specific issues nor should they be exposed to potential backfiring from their party. That´s why in Germany important ballots (like e. g. for the chancellor) will be held in secret. I guess that the ballot on Trump´s impeachment would have resulted in a different outcome had it be held secretly so senators wouldn´t have had to worry about reelection/renomination.

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How could one choose who to vote for if one can't see how that person voted on important issues? Makes no sense. I always check their voting records before choosing. 

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52 minutes ago, jeba said:

Being a representative he/she isn´t bound by their voter´s will on specific issues nor should they be exposed to potential backfiring from their party.

No but the voters who put them in that position have a right to know how they voted.

For example if I voted in an MP who was anti Brexit then in the actual vote they voted for Brexit don`t you believe that I should have a right to know that ?

15 minutes ago, fraufruit said:

How could one choose who to vote for if one can't see how that person voted on important issues? Makes no sense. I always check their voting records before choosing. 

I think Jeba has got confused and won`t admit it so is just digging deeper.

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12 hours ago, jeba said:

You also seem to be one of those who weren´t too attentive at school.

By the time you went to school  USA had been a representative democracy for 160 years. And West Germany, for how many years, 5? 10? That if we assume that Adenauer's Germany was a democracy. It was still a semi-authoritarian state if you ask me. 

 

US political system is indeed designed to reduce the public influencing the decisions of the politicians. It has experience in that, you know? 

 

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2 hours ago, fraufruit said:

How could one choose who to vote for if one can't see how that person voted on important issues? Makes no sense. I always check their voting records before choosing. 

Just like all Germans are voting. It´s still the current rules of processing for the Bundestag and (I bet) all state Parliaments.

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1 hour ago, yourkeau said:

By the time you went to school  USA had been a representative democracy for 160 years. And West Germany, for how many years, 5? 10? That if we assume that Adenauer's Germany was a democracy. It was still a semi-authoritarian state if you ask me. 

I graduated in 1978. So I was in grade 11 in 1976. By that time Adenauer has long been dead. And as I said above it´s still like that in Germany. Which I think is a good thing, especially if you consider to what happened to Trump´s impeachment.

 

 

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10 minutes ago, El Jeffo said:

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Lincoln got shot and he' still smiling, Trump only lost an election and he's sad.

I guess it's a matter of perspective :lol:

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9 minutes ago, cb6dba said:

Lincoln got shot and he' still smiling, Trump only lost an election and he's sad.

I guess it's a matter of perspective :lol:

 

Lincoln didn't get banned by Facebook and Twitter...

 

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2 hours ago, Keleth said:

For example if I voted in an MP who was anti Brexit then in the actual vote they voted for Brexit don`t you believe that I should have a right to know that ?

Bad luck, but in my view the lesser evil. I believe in representative democracy and dislike direct democracy as it bears a greater risk of populism. Actually, there was a case in the 70ies or 80ies when a CDU candidate (Barzel) wasn´t elected for chancellor because an MP of his party voted against him. Nobody knew who it was.

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21 hours ago, HH_Sailor said:

 

Indeed - they kill potential people.

All those poor sperm didn't get a chance to fertilise anyone.

 

 

 

Every sperm is sacred.

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24 minutes ago, CincyInDE said:

 

Every sperm is sacred.

 

I hope this is a "Meaning of Life" reference. :-)

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1 hour ago, JG52 said:

 

I hope this is a "Meaning of Life" reference. :-)

Me too, or I might get quite irate...

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On 14/02/2021, 18:40:19, fraufruit said:

 

Because blowjobs kill people. B)

 

Probably can if one has a scissor bite and uses it

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3 minutes ago, Janx Spirit said:

 

Sweet: Implosion of the former Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey

 

 

Makes you wonder why anyone would demolish such a profitable business building like a casino.

You'd have to be an idiot to lose cash running one of those.

 

 

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44 minutes ago, Janx Spirit said:

 

 

A Youtube commenter said:

"Surprised there weren't any Republicans there trying to stop another of Trump's implosions... "

 

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