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Does anyone else see a backlash coming? by Rickady88GT
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Originally posted by williegoat:
This is why it is so important that Durham finishes his job soon. The American people must be made aware of what has been done to our country.


The American people know what was done to our country, on both sides of the isle. There is NO doubt.

 
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I believe in America and Americans.


That sounds good. Americans are born in America. America is different things to different Americans. I am proud of America and it's experiment in governance. However, with the Dumbocrats always trying to divide the country, perhaps we should let them go their own way.


 
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So, how do you propose we restore America? Or have you all just given up?


For A Better America I probably should update that.

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I don't think, without an actual shooting fight, that we can restore America. It's too far gone. I want it restored, I think what we have now is a horrible excuse for a Constitutional Republic.


 
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So you're calling for another civil war? One civil war in your country's history isn't enough?


Why not ? Why does it have to be a war ? If we have the freedom of assembly, do we not also have the freedom of dis-assembly ? To dis-allow dis-assembly would be tantamount to owning slaves, .

If divorce of marriage is allowed ...

The government should fear the people, ... leaving ! New York and California are tempered by people voting with their feet.

 
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If we are not at war, I don't know what to call it.


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This isn't a civil war in the making. This is literally just the Democrats doing everything they can to help themselves in the upcoming election by trying to foment as much unrest as possible.

I 100% guarantee to you that after the election, all of this ends. If Biden wins the election, all of this ends literally overnight because the people who are organizing the unrest would have accomplished their goals. If Trump wins re-election, it'll end within 1 month after inauguration.
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Originally posted by cliffw:


For A Better America I probably should update that.

Not just you.

There was a different thread a few months ago, in which I intended to state what I believe really makes and keeps this Nation strong, and for some reason, never got back to it and I have now lost track of which thread it was. I may do it in your "For a Better America" thread.

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Originally posted by 82-T/A [At Work]:

This isn't a civil war in the making. This is literally just the Democrats doing everything they can to help themselves in the upcoming election by trying to foment as much unrest as possible.



Civil War isn't always a military or even violent endeavor. "Mostly' bloodless Social civil wars have been pretty common place thru out history in any number of nations, even during your lifetime. The most notable, being the fall of the Soviet Union and the dismantling of the Berlin Wall, but that was not nearly the only one. One I remember clearly was the ouster of Ferdinand Marcos from his 20 year control of the Philippines, which was 14 years beyond his legal tenure..


"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."

 
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I 100% guarantee to you that after the election, all of this ends. If Biden wins the election, all of this ends literally overnight because the people who are organizing the unrest would have accomplished their goals. If Trump wins re-election, it'll end within 1 month after inauguration.



It may change somewhat, but it will not end.
The genie is out of the bottle and has been for some time....the only difference is that many have not realized it or accepted it.

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Originally posted by 82-T/A [At Work]:

This isn't a civil war in the making. This is literally just the Democrats doing everything they can to help themselves in the upcoming election by trying to foment as much unrest as possible.

I 100% guarantee to you that after the election, all of this ends. If Biden wins the election, all of this ends literally overnight because the people who are organizing the unrest would have accomplished their goals. If Trump wins re-election, it'll end within 1 month after inauguration.


Remember in 2016 when we were told it would all end if Trump just stepped down?

That's small enough math that I can do it on my fingers, four years of rioting later, nothing has changed. We still don't have Representation on the Right. Anyone we think is "good enough" will eventually stab our party in the back for a book deal.

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Originally posted by cliffw:


For A Better America I probably should update that.


That was a good thread.

I've thought, and as always, my opinions on things have changed a bit.

To ensure a more free election, simply only allow donations to the person running to only come from the area they are running in. No limits on anything. If a Corporation wishes to give money, they must follow the rules as if they are a person.

Someone running for City Council can only get donations from people who live in the city.
Someone running for State Senate can only get money from people that live in that State.
Someone running for Federal office (only the President) can get money from anywhere in the US.

My opinion on pay hasn't changed but I have added to it.

 
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Government pay:
Everyone working for the Federal Government in any aspect elected, or hired should be paid the average of what all non-Government workers in the country make (not in their field, everyone from ditch diggers to Doctors.) Insurance for all of them from the top to the bottom should be Medicare/Medicaid (I never know which is which.) It's called a "Public Servant" for a reason, change the reason for taking the position from making a lot of money, to actually caring about their jobs.


Change the pay scale to match the people in the districts that they hold office in. The wealthiest district in the country only averages 79k a year in income. Congressional pay starts above 170k.

The highest Average State income is just over 85k a year.
Want to help the lower and middle class? Really represent them.
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So much in here that I want to respond to...


 
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To ensure a more free election, simply only allow donations to the person running to only come from the area they are running in. No limits on anything. If a Corporation wishes to give money, they must follow the rules as if they are a person.

Someone running for City Council can only get donations from people who live in the city.
Someone running for State Senate can only get money from people that live in that State.
Someone running for Federal office (only the President) can get money from anywhere in the US.

My opinion on pay hasn't changed but I have added to it.



I completely agree. This is particularly because a lot of the corporations that donate do so because they expect something in return. I am 100% a capitalist, but there is a very distinct difference between a corporation and an individual. When an individual donates, it's usually because they have a specific feeling / belief that they are trying to support. When I donate money to a political campaign, it's not because I expect that I'll get something in return that will benefit me directly. Why I do it is because I want the ideals to succeed, which I believe will help everyone.

When a corporation donates, it is done so usually through agreement of the board of directors, and is with the obvious expectation that the company will benefit or profit from the end result.

More importantly, it's ridiculous when Littletown, Missouri gets bombarded with millions of dollars to support a Marxist / Leftist politician who would normally never be given a second look by anyone in the community... but because the airwaves have been bombarded from out-of-state money, it manipulates the public. Even when things are misrepresented (and there have been many like this), it's too late or not enough to push back against the propaganda.


 
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Civil War isn't always a military or even violent endeavor. "Mostly' bloodless Social civil wars have been pretty common place thru out history in any number of nations, even during your lifetime. The most notable, being the fall of the Soviet Union and the dismantling of the Berlin Wall, but that was not nearly the only one. One I remember clearly was the ouster of Ferdinand Marcos from his 20 year control of the Philippines, which was 14 years beyond his legal tenure..

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."

It may change somewhat, but it will not end.
The genie is out of the bottle and has been for some time....the only difference is that many have not realized it or accepted it.



I suppose you're right. To be specific though, I believe the predominant forces here want the elimination of the American way, because they see our system of Government as the greatest roadblock to implementing some form of global socialist movement. It's impossible to advocate for an aristocratic-style of Socialist government when these countries continue to fail, all while the United States continue to succeed.

If I was a staunch Socialist, or a Communist... my target would absolutely 100% be the United States Constitution, and the culture that supports it. I would do everything in my power to shut it down, change people's opinion of it, and focus all my energy on the destabilization of that ideology. From the perspective you suggest, I think we've been at war well before my lifetime... and we're still fighting it. it's crazy to me how acceptable Communism is to kids today. I have a Twitter addiction, and I'm constantly seeing people with the sickle and hammer in their name banner. They vehemently believe Communism is a more equitable form of Government. These people legitimately believe Communism is the way to fairness... ?


 
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Remember in 2016 when we were told it would all end if Trump just stepped down?

That's small enough math that I can do it on my fingers, four years of rioting later, nothing has changed. We still don't have Representation on the Right. Anyone we think is "good enough" will eventually stab our party in the back for a book deal.


This is one of the reasons why Trump is considered so dangerous to Democrats. Before Trump, Republicans always cowered and did things "the right way." The things that Democrats do are all based on the concept of "the end justifies the means." They even say this. That Trump is using the exact same tactics that the left have been using for decades now, is the biggest threat to their ability to be successful in the future. Trump's ideology threatens to make the Republicans AS aggressive and perhaps unscrupulous as the Democrats have been all along. They cannot compete when we use their own tactics against them.


 
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Change the pay scale to match the people in the districts that they hold office in. The wealthiest district in the country only averages 79k a year in income. Congressional pay starts above 170k.

The highest Average State income is just over 85k a year.
Want to help the lower and middle class? Really represent them.



100% true, and I cannot agree more. There are some differences of course, where some Federal employees make less than their counterparts, such as in areas of Science and Technology, but in almost every other category... Federal employees by FAR make substantially more than their private sector counterparts.

In some respects, the Federal government (Democrats) see this as wealth re-distribution. They hire people into positions that typically would never even exist in the private sector, or that typically wouldn't be needed. They have these government buildings often in poor areas. They see this as a means to bringing money into economically depressed areas. While not necessarily a bad idea, the fact that there are so many people who are employed that rather shouldn't be, creates a huge financial burden.

Republicans have been guilty of this as well... having created a substantial number of Federal organizations and offices over the past few decades. Nixon created the EPA, Bush created DHS, and now we have a whole new military branch called Space Force. While I agree with all of them, the problem is that Government just doesn't shrink... it only grows. You only have to look at how amazingly successful the "Contract for America" was when Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich agreed to the reformation of Federal government. Yes, we did it during an economic boon, but at least for a year and a half, we had a budget surplus and were actually able to pay down debt, rather than exponentially adding to it.


What Trump's EO has done, is far more reaching than most people realize. For many specialized positions, specifically in science and technology, hiring someone with a degree is a huge benefit... but it comes with a cost. In the Federal government, you have work roles, job categories, and either a GS/GG or Pay Band ranking. When you hire someone with a degree, they automatically qualify for higher grades and bands. This means the Federal Government has to pay them more. For positions in STEM, it's understandable... but for positions where mechanical, janitorial, administrative, HR, etc... can all be done easily by someone who has proper certifications and no degrees, or prior skill / experience, you just don't need those liberal arts / non-specialization degrees. When they hire specifically for degrees, they are far more likely to get students who are liberal (because "perpetual students") and automatically have to pay more for those positions than someone who has the skills but not the degree. We know of course this creates a massive pressure for people to get liberal arts degrees, which is partly the reason we are in the position we are currently in. I'm not bashing degrees... I have several... but not all positions need degrees.

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Defund the police and crime rates soaring. If you cannot make political points now you don't deserve to lead. The Democrats are, simultaneously, trying to take your guns and take away the police. You can't make this up.
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People are already beginning to "fight back" (even if they look silly doing it) lol



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People are already beginning to "fight back" (even if they look silly doing it) lol




Historically, it's what they do when anyone fights the mob. Pick apart anything they can, and use that to try and discredit you. Then you are fighting on at least two fronts and more likely to lose.

Here we have people successfully defending their property.

So, attack the way they are holding their guns.
Attack their clothing.
Attack how they made their money.
Attack the "amount of force" they used to defend their home.
Attack anything else you can find. Have them fight that.

Make them say a lot of things, take that out of context, and use that against them.

These people are both Lawyers, and so far have been pretty good at not getting in front of a microphone to try and defend themselves.
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Originally posted by Hudini:

Defund the police and crime rates soaring. If you cannot make political points now you don't deserve to lead. The Democrats are, simultaneously, trying to take your guns and take away the police. You can't make this up.


It is not so much the points being made, the people will vote the way they see it. That is unfortunately through the bias eyes of the mainstream media telling them how to see it. Trump has done nothing wrong during the covid crap and riots crap other than a few stupid tweets. But listen to the media and Trump is to blame for all of it.
No matter what he says, they won't report it as good or motivational or certainly NOT unifying.
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