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Republicans, pick your poison

This is really well done. Expresses a lot of what I've said and thought lately, but of course does it much better than I could.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/10/deciding-how-to-vote/504977/

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  • creekguycreekguy Senior Member Posts: 4,236 Senior Member
    "The intelligent conservatives case for Trump"
    Well, he could be quickly impeached.
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 26,039 Senior Member
    If anybody’s breaking the rules of democracy here, it’s your opponents, who are importing millions of new voters because they know that if the choice were left only to those Americans born in this country, the Democrats would never be trusted to govern it.

    Seriously? What a crock.
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 49,774 Senior Member
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 49,774 Senior Member
    This is the age of “illiberal democracy,” as Fareed Zakaria calls it, and across the world we’ve seen formally elected leaders corrode democratic systems from within. Surely the American system of government is more robust than the Turkish or Hungarian or Polish or Malaysian or Italian systems. But that is not automatically true. It is true because of the active vigilance of freedom-loving citizens who put country first, party second. Not in many decades has that vigilance been required as it is required now.

    Your hand may hesitate to put a mark beside the name, Hillary Clinton. You’re not doing it for her. The vote you cast is for the republic and the Constitution
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    Well said.

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