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Thu Oct 8, 2020, 09:43 AM

Wow. Sen. Mike Lee admits he hates Democracy


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Reply Wow. Sen. Mike Lee admits he hates Democracy (Original post)
Marius25 Oct 2020 OP
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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 09:45 AM

1. is prospefity a form of covfefe?

these people are fucking idiots

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 09:46 AM

2. Republican

minority rule is hostile towards liberty, peace, and prosperity.

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 09:47 AM

3. It Has Been Said, Sir




"When conservatives find their policies so unpopular they cannot prevail at the polls, they will not alter their views. They will reject democracy."



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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 09:49 AM

4. Republicans gave up on the concept of democracy a long time ago

Mike Lee has joined the fascist club because a democratic Republic is just too hard to control, particularly when you're in the minority but pretend you aren't.

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 09:50 AM

5. And there it is

Minority rule because "they" know what's best for us.

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 09:50 AM

6. This is further proof that Republicans want a Dictator.

This is the current state of their party. They favor strongmen who focus all of their energy on aesthetics and fake social hierarchies vs. honoring norms and maximizing freedom and economic mobility.

They are not small government Republicans. They are Fascists. Check out Umberto Eco’s “Ur Fascism.”

“There is in our future a TV or Internet populism, in which the emotional response of a selected group of citizens can be presented and accepted as the Voice of the People.”

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 09:52 AM

7. Fuck you, Lee.

Soldiers of this nation died for Democracy. You just spit on their graves!

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 09:52 AM

8. Hence the GOP hatred of the Constitutional Right to Vote. N/t

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 09:54 AM

9. It might be correct to say that pure majoritarianism isn't desirable...

...where whatever the mob wants, the mob gets. That's why we have a constitutional democracy, that puts some rights and liberties beyond the reach of simple majority rule.

However, what he's defending is minority rule by Republicans, no matter what, simply because he wants to claim Republicans are the only ones capable of maintaining liberty, peace... and whatever that other thing is.

Disgusting.

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 10:03 AM

10. This thing continues to hold an elected position

in a democracy.
It's tough to have peace when self proclaimed superiors try to perpetuate themselves in power.
How can liberty exist without equality? Equal rights means equal votes that are counted.

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 10:19 AM

11. Doesn't this sound just like the rational the Nazis used?

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 10:28 AM

12. Well how about that.

He just comes out and says it. Holy cow.

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 11:03 AM

13. Way past time to get rid of these goons.

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 01:51 PM

14. He definitely just said that

No coming back from it now.

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