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Forum: The Pit 07-11-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 4,780
Posted By trueamerican
Dogmatism in any form is a hindrance to progress.

Dogmatism in any form is a hindrance to progress.
Forum: The Pit 07-11-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,157
Posted By trueamerican
I have some nice Remy Martin VSOP :D I love...

I have some nice Remy Martin VSOP :D I love cognac.
Forum: The Pit 07-11-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 4,780
Posted By trueamerican
No, we don't have a right to education, as...

No, we don't have a right to education, as established by a Supreme Court case.
Forum: The Pit 07-11-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 4,780
Posted By trueamerican
No it wouldn't. I moved from a poor neighborhood...

No it wouldn't. I moved from a poor neighborhood to an upper middle class neighborhood before second grade, and then a very wealthy neighborhood in high school. I'm telling you right now, the wealthy...
Forum: The Pit 07-11-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 4,780
Posted By trueamerican
It's not dominance.... They're not in control of...

It's not dominance.... They're not in control of the world, they're just the only ones who can vote. And it wasn't a completely analogous example, as I'll explain in response to your second...
Forum: The Pit 07-11-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 4,780
Posted By trueamerican
It's impossible to be taught without any bias....

It's impossible to be taught without any bias. Avoiding NBC and FOX would be a good start. But basic political science is pretty factual. Learning what makes up the American government helps. And...
Forum: The Pit 07-11-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 4,780
Posted By trueamerican
There's more than one definition of aristocracy....

There's more than one definition of aristocracy. The definition I reference is the only one that applies. People from the lower social classes are not necessarily any less informed than anyone else....
Forum: The Pit 07-11-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 4,780
Posted By trueamerican
IIRC, about 40% of people voted. I would assume...

IIRC, about 40% of people voted. I would assume that more than half of them don't know shit.
Forum: The Pit 07-11-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 4,780
Posted By trueamerican
No it doesn't, learn your Greek. As I learned in...

No it doesn't, learn your Greek. As I learned in one of my political science class, "aristocracy" comes from the Greek word aristokratia, which means "rule of the best." It just so happens that...
Forum: The Pit 07-11-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 40,142
Views: 464,484
Posted By trueamerican
Well you can get around that by saying it's your...

Well you can get around that by saying it's your opinion that everything is subjective :shrug:
Forum: The Pit 07-11-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 4,780
Posted By trueamerican
But is a choice really a choice if you don't know...

But is a choice really a choice if you don't know what you're picking, or is it the illusion of choice? I don't really think it's a choice at all.
Forum: The Pit 07-11-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 4,780
Posted By trueamerican
No, you still don't get it. The representatives...

No, you still don't get it. The representatives of the electoral college have the ability to vote for whichever candidate they like, regardless of what the popular vote in their state was. But that...
Forum: The Pit 07-11-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13,042
Views: 494,153
Posted By trueamerican
Next time you have a one night stand you should...

Next time you have a one night stand you should bring a pad and paper and take notes during sex of what she likes and doesn't like. Interview her during.

Don't do that. Although that would be pretty...
Forum: The Pit 07-11-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 40,142
Views: 464,484
Posted By trueamerican
Captain Buttpirate maybe, OLOLOLOLOL :sad:

Captain Buttpirate maybe, OLOLOLOLOL





:sad:
Forum: The Pit 07-11-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 4,780
Posted By trueamerican
No, you misunderstand me. The representative of...

No, you misunderstand me. The representative of the electoral college have never affected the outcome of an election.

The electoral college basically takes the popular vote by state and gives a...
Forum: The Pit 07-11-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 4,780
Posted By trueamerican
I don't know that less than 83% of Americans are...

I don't know that less than 83% of Americans are basically informed on politics. I haven't seen any studies, but I wouldn't make any assumptions. The nuance of the example was the "******ed"...
Forum: The Pit 07-11-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 4,780
Posted By trueamerican
The electoral college has never affected the...

The electoral college has never affected the outcome of an election.
Forum: The Pit 07-11-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 4,780
Posted By trueamerican
Unfortunately, there are many people who would...

Unfortunately, there are many people who would actually think that's what I mean (which is part of the problem I'm trying to address).

I saw your edit, but I also edited my post. But I'll ask it...
Forum: The Pit 07-11-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 4,780
Posted By trueamerican
:rolleyes: stop misrepresenting my position, you...

:rolleyes: stop misrepresenting my position, you know that's not at all what this is. In fact, you still haven't answered the last question I asked you.

EDIT: I just saw that you did answer it...
Forum: The Pit 07-11-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 4,780
Posted By trueamerican
With lots of thought and study. And it's not...

With lots of thought and study. And it's not determined on a case by case basis. As I said earlier, there would be a few hundred questions and each person would get randomly selected ones from...
Forum: The Pit 07-11-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 4,780
Posted By trueamerican
No it doesn't, you don't know what you're talking...

No it doesn't, you don't know what you're talking about at all. And representing the positions of people who know what they're talking about is far more important to me than representing the...
Forum: The Pit 07-11-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 4,780
Posted By trueamerican
Everyone has an agenda. Your point is...

Everyone has an agenda. Your point is meaningless.



Obama has supported his agenda, which may or may not fall in line with the politics of his party on different issues.



I looked it up online,...
Forum: The Pit 07-11-2011, 05:12 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 4,780
Posted By trueamerican
No, that's idiotic. That would be the same as...

No, that's idiotic. That would be the same as letting those who voted for the losing candidate ignore the laws.

EDIT: I need to go to sleep.... I have to wake up in a few hours to carry a shitload...
Forum: The Pit 07-11-2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 4,780
Posted By trueamerican
America doesn't pretend to be a direct democracy....

America doesn't pretend to be a direct democracy. It's only the uneducated idiots who think it is. That's the main issue with your point.

In fact, as I said in the OP, the way the voting system was...
Forum: The Pit 07-11-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,595
Posted By trueamerican
To further inform you, my favorite bands/artists...

To further inform you, my favorite bands/artists at the moment are:

-Swell Season
-Alter Bridge
-Gaslight Anthem
-Solution .45
-Scar Symmetry
-Marco Sfogli
-Andy James
Forum: The Pit 07-11-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 4,780
Posted By trueamerican
Don't even go there.... Answer the question, it's...

Don't even go there.... Answer the question, it's a perfectly valid one.



First of all, I object to your usage of the word "fave." Second of all, that's a false representation. Here's a better...
Forum: The Pit 07-11-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 4,780
Posted By trueamerican
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http://29.media.tumblr.com/PF9ISC9GPjbxrs6mlICfrtN9o1_400.jpg
Forum: The Pit 07-11-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 4,780
Posted By trueamerican
I never said that was a problem for me, I said it...

I never said that was a problem for me, I said it was a problem for him. Although I'm not too thrilled about it.

The thing I propose to fix is uninformed voters destroying America.

HYPOTHETICAL...
Forum: The Pit 07-11-2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 4,780
Posted By trueamerican
It doesn't HAVE to be the nature of democracy....

It doesn't HAVE to be the nature of democracy. And America isn't that democratic to begin with, so don't give me that bullshit.

And how would it do the opposite? I can sort of understand the basis...
Forum: The Pit 07-11-2011, 04:50 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 4,780
Posted By trueamerican
I doubt it. It could discourage the apathetic...

I doubt it. It could discourage the apathetic voters, but I'm not interested in them anyway. I bet it would light a fire under people's asses to not get their right taken away. They actually have...
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