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    Quote Originally Posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
    And 10,000 times + better than any Leftist Democrat!
    Spoken like a true MAGA minion....so much more to pity you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Mason View Post
    A few hours....as opposed to OVER A MURDEROUS YEAR FROM YOU AND YOURS:


    TRUMP WILL TAKE FORTY STATES...UNLESS THE SAME IDIOTS WHO BROUGHT US THE 2020 DUNCE-O-CRAT IOWA CLUSTERFUCK CONTINUE THEIR SEDITIOUS ACTIVITIES...THEN HE WILL WIN EVEN MORE ..UNLESS THE RED CHINESE AND DNC COLLUDE, USE A PANDEMIC, AND THEN THE DEMOCRATS VIOLATE ARTICLE II OF THE CONSTITUTION, TO FACILLITATE MILLIONS OF ILLEGAL, UNVETTED, MAIL IN BALLOTS IN THE DARK OF NIGHT..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Mason View Post
    I only have a problem with Trump supporters who still support him after his Jan 6th treason,insurrection,invasion of the US Capital and
    Manslaughter!
    Nobody really gives a shit what you have a problem with. I'd vote for Charles Manson over the dipshit you assholes elected. That donkey brained idiot is fucking america up the ass and you love every minute of it so excuse me if I don't take seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yakuda View Post
    Nobody really gives a shit what you have a problem with. I'd vote for Charles Manson over the dipshit you assholes elected. That donkey brained idiot is fucking america up the ass and you love every minute of it so excuse me if I don't take seriously.
    So you Support Trump treason
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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    Aristotle took it for granted that a democracy should be fully participatory (with some notable exceptions, like women and slaves) and that it should aim for the common good. In order to achieve that, it has to ensure relative equality, “moderate and sufficient property” and “lasting prosperity” for everyone.

    In other words, Aristotle felt that if you have extremes of poor and rich, you can’t talk seriously about democracy. Any true democracy has to be what we call today a welfare state—actually, an extreme form of one, far beyond anything envisioned in this century. (When I pointed this out at a press conference in Majorca, the
    headlines in the Spanish papers read something like, If Aristotle were alive today, he’d be denounced as a dangerous radical. That’s probably true.)


    https://1motorcyclist.files.wordpres...orld-works.pdf
    Trump have something to do with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Mason View Post
    So you Support Trump treason
    No one has proven trump engaged in treason let alone convicted him of it. Oh wait is this one of those leftist things where you people believe something is true because you think it's true? Yeah, just so you know, normal people don't think like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yakuda View Post
    No one has proven trump engaged in treason let alone convicted him of it. Oh wait is this one of those leftist things where you people believe something is true because you think it's true? Yeah, just so you know, normal people don't think like that.
    There's video dumb ass,for all the world to see!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionfish View Post
    Trump have something to do with it?
    The actual TDS.
    "Give pearls away and rubies but keep your fancy free."

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    Quote Originally Posted by McRocket View Post
    You seriously believe that what Chomsky and Aristotle said are 'Current Events'?

    Okaaaaay.
    Isn't the point that living with democracy is a current event, and we want to keep it a current event?
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    Quote Originally Posted by martin View Post
    Isn't the point that living with democracy is a current event, and we want to keep it a current event?
    The right wing wants to put democracy in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Mason View Post
    There's video dumb ass,for all the world to see!
    I don't give a fuck about a video. If trump committed treason then try him, convict him and put him in jail or just admit you're a whiny bitch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    The misuse of "democracy" as pure democracy is discussed by Aristotle. He calls pure democracy a system where by mere population the majority confiscates the property of the few. But what Aristotle means by democracy is that the majority do have a right to make laws on how wealth is managed. For the good of democracy, the wealthy class does have to yield some power to the majority.
    The only democracy Aristotle and Plato knew was Athenian direct democracy, so called "pure" democracy. Their basic criticism was that it fostered anarchy. Western representative democracy was seeded in the English parliament, flowered in the American Constitution and is the only kind of national democracy in the modern world, but it did not exist in Aristotle's time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martin View Post
    The only democracy Aristotle and Plato knew was Athenian direct democracy
    False. It was closer to an aristocracy. That is, the aristocratic class had a democracy among themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    False. It was closer to an aristocracy. That is, the aristocratic class had a democracy among themselves.
    Kind of like what leftists want here in America, a democracy for themselves but no one else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    False. It was closer to an aristocracy. That is, the aristocratic class had a democracy among themselves.
    All male citizens of Athens could vote, and citizenship descended from birth.. I didn't mention Rome, however, which did have a form of representative democracy.
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