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  2. Trump tells impeachment committee "Putin's a good friend. Sometimes I like him, sometimes I don't."
  3. I agree. I like the idea of European countries working together to enhance each other, but it's just a massive juggernaut ruled by corporations. I don't think Merkel intended to screw over Germany by inviting migrants in, she probably thought of it as a noble cause (although it may have something to do with Germany's recent (and not so recent) history), but I think the fact she's using German law to supress "hate speech" (opposition) is worrying and I think voter's will fight back at the ballot box. I dislike Macron though. His insistence on making his cabinet half and half gender wise, and making like half his parliamentary candidates inexperienced in politics is worrying. I would rather have Le Pen and her policies rather than Macron's youth and inexperience
  4. Oh man I just love Hector Samoza. I'm picturing him in just a poorly made Groucho Marx mask(as oppose to plastic surgery) as he goes door to door campaigning.
  5. Brexit is nonbinding. But, if Brexit wasn't respected, UKIP would skyrocket in the polls and have the chance to become the leading party in Parliament. So, while they do not technically have to follow the result, they have to if they want to keep their power. The EU has expanded beyond its original purpose. The British people made a great decision that they will not regret once done. They will get their borders back from a bureaucratic mess which will help prevent terrorists from entering the country. They will also be able to make independent trade deals with countries such as the US. The Common Market was a great idea to work towards a freer European market. But, the EU has perverted that goal and is trying to establish a USE. It is taking away national sovereignty. If it continues, the EU will fall apart. Macron is making the same mistakes as others have with his efforts to give the EU more power. He should learn from the 35% that voted for the FN and the even higher Eurosceptic vote in the first round. If he doesn't change, the Eurosceptics will gain ground because the same deserter will continue. You won't be laughing for long, just as the politicans in the European Parliament were not laughing at Nigel Farage for long. It is not utter crap. That is an ignorant claim to make. Nice job trying to connect it to racist governments. That is always a "great" argument. Like previously stated, the Founders also protected against the tyranny of s strong minority. Rights are protected in der the Constitution and cannot be voted away by 50% + 1 of the population. Also, the term "tyranny of the majority" represents the potential for tyranny. The system is designed to prevent that. It isn't calling the majority of the population tyrants.
  6. Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't the Brexit vote not legally binding and thus does not "have" to be respected, at least legally if not politically? I agree and have had the exact same thought as you. Someone condoning the "tyranny of the majority" when it suits them or their ideologies while simultaneously championing the "will of the people" when it also suits them is basically a textbook example of the closely related concepts of cognitive dissonance and Orwellian doublethink. I for one think Brexit is a laughably obtuse idea that Brits will come to regret and that the EU is a good idea and should be strengthened (which is one reason I love President Macron), but also think the vote should be respected for the same reason I think Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton should be President of the United States right now: I believe democracy is at its best when everyone is involved and makes their voice heard, and I do not believe in the "tyranny of the majority." While my opinion of Trump himself would be the same regardless of whether he won the popular vote, I would be more inclined to see his victory, and indeed Presidency, as legitimate if he had won the popular vote as well as the Electoral College. The tyranny of the minority seems much worse to me, and seems like it would foster (potentially necessitate?) a political elite, which helps no one but those elite.
  7. 1969: Soviet-Chinese relations have broken down. US officials have approached China with the goal of gaining starting diplomatic relations with the Chinese. This has halted nuclear talks once again. Calls for rebellion are growing inside the USSR. Nationalist groups have been growing in number in many former countries that have been absorbed into the Soviet bloc. Many in the US government wish to support the potential rebels, but the public is split on actions within the Soviet Union. Congress and the Wallace administration are starting to take action on the CIA matter. Legislation is starting to take shape that would give Congress more oversight of CIA actions. Wallace has started meetings with the CIA director and is considering executive action to make sure he is notified of covert operations that are performed. Neil Armstrong lands on the moon. Wallace declares the US the victor of the space race.
  8. 1968: Wallace is able to push through a border plan that would tighten the border to prevent illegal crossings. It increased the number of border patrol agents. Additionally, it started a task force designed to find ways that immigration law could be enforced more effectively. Negotiations with the Soviets have started to gain some ground. The allies of the respective countries have helped to break the standstill. There have been reports that are damaging to the CIA and their operations. Wallace has pledged to look into the reports and take necessary action. Congress has also established a committee to investigate potential abuses of power by members of the organization. Vietnam has been captured by Communist forces. Some are blaming Wallace for withdrawing US troops while others say that this was inevitable. Reports of conflict between the Soviets and the Chinese have been reported. There hasn't been a reason, but some in the US wish to use this as a way to divide the Communist forces. Further, there are rumors that rebellion might be close in some Soviet states. Economic reports look good for the administration. Jobs are up and the economy is growing. Economists are saying that tax cuts were a big part in these results. There is a push inside Congress to further reduce taxes. Additionally, some economists are pushing for a reduction in regulations on businesses, but this hasn't gained nearly as much momentum.
  9. I saw some about a scenario where Clinton wins and Texas leaves the US in 2018, I was talkin like the IRL elections back during our Republic days. I'll look into maybe creating one, I just dont know how to.
  10. Looks good. Also, I came up with another potential party idea. There could be a nationalist party in Nevada wishing for its separation from California and the establishment of an independent country.
  11. Bernie Sanders' wife, Jane, investigated by FBI. Joe Biden claims "these kids aren't cut out for it," when speaking of other democratic primary candidates Sherrod Brown tours coal mine, slams working conditions. Elizabeth Warren filibusters taxation reform vote. Kirsten Gillibrand and Susan Collins cosponser new ENDA, both call for a vote. Joe Biden holds campaign stop at a college, "don't you wish I had run last time?" Bernie Sanders has tax return leaked, FOX News reports. Cory Booker's time as mayor of Newark under scrutiny. Cory Booker defends past charter school votes. Gillibrand calls her time as a corporate lawyer "soul-sucking." Heckler at Rubio rally, "where has this opposition been the past 3 years?" Lindsey Graham meets with Bush donors. John Kasich says the president has damaged the Republican Party. Ted Cruz pleads to evangelicals, "we can't let this rampant display of immorality continue." Terry McAuliffe during speech, "maybe they should have chanted 'lock him up?'" Hillary Clinton's Onward Together helped fund key house races in 2018, DCCC claims. Hillary Clinton says that the Russia investigation is "more than just a few emails." I got on a roll here, hope some of these are useful!
  12. the alternatives scenarios like republic of california and texas are good, but i not imagine as your scenario are ... pacific economist are similiar to libertarian and liberty are republican?
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  14. one member have created scenarios of republic of texas i don't remember what member as for now but i have download,however if you like create are good if are more alternative version
  15. Results: Senate The Senate shifts only as red as the states that went for Richardson sending it 70-30
  16. "Tyranny of the majority," again. That term is utter crap, and was the kind of term used by the National Party of South Africa and the Rhodesian Front. It's a term without merit and without any ethical backing. Because, at the end of the day, if it's not "tyranny of the majority," it's "tyranny of the minority," and thinking anything else is naïve self-deception. A representative constitutional government walks a fine line to keep that status, but using such terms as "tyranny of the majority" in such derogatory and incendiary ways swerves from that line sharply. When a majority of your own citizens are declared inherently "tyrants to the nation" and to be disempowered, to a very dark place such a line of thought leads...
  17. I dont know how it would be done, but it would be lit if we made scenarios of the elections of the Republic of Texas. I would love to lead Mirabeau Lamar to victory xD What do you guys think?
  18. If that is the system in placer, then that is what must be followed. I wouldn't be in favor of a national referendum or popular vote for the Presidential election because of the potential for tyranny of the majority. But, the national referendum is in place in the UK, and the result must be respected. Whether I agree with the method or not, the election must be respected.
  19. Merkel has been a disaster for Germany. She has totally dropped the ball in terms of the refugee crisis. She has also pushed for a stronger EU which goes against national sovereignty. This is a push for a USE (united States of Europe). Macron has also started to push for more EU powers which I don't think will be accepted in France.
  20. I can't help but notice something ironic here. A lot of the supporter on these forums who favour a hard Brexit are, to some degree or other, Trump supporter, and the hard Brexit is justified here by being the will of the majority - but when it's brought to most of the same posters here that Trump was NOT the will of the majority, ironically I hear that the "tyranny of the majority" must be protected against. Can someone please explain this double standard to me without defaulting to arguments that effectively amount to, and paraphrase, that different nations magically and intrinsically have different laws of common sense itself?
  21. May has done well so far. How she delivers Brexit will have a huge impact on my opinion. If she goes through with a complete Brexit, then it will solidify my support. But if she pursues a semi-Brexit, then my opinion will go down. The people voted to take their country back. A semi-Brexit would be a slap in the face to the people's vote. The first outcome would probably lead to UKIP being absorbed into the Tory ranks. The second outcomes would probably lead to a second UKIP rise.
  22. Seeing as school will be done, it should be.
  23. will it be detailed in 2012?
  24. Lost by 16 points, also, sorry, I didnt have time to put the detail in this time.
  25. and NY was what?
  26. Indiana was blue until 46% in!
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