Founding Fathers Forum: a few points
Posted by: anonymous () on 25 Feb 2003 at 5:19:23 PM
In-Reply-To: The USA rule this damn planet??? posted by Ben on 7:57:55 AM 21 Jan 2003
The popular vote is a very inaccurate way to measure an election in our country. If the Electoral College were not used, the votes would turn out very differently. I personally know of many people who didn't vote only because they knew GWB would win Texas in a landslide, and so their vote wouldn't matter.
The Europeans think we're self-absorbed because our culture is much more individualistic than theirs. WE'RE not a bunch of sheep. Americans are supposed to be so impressed and versed in other cultures - yet I never hear anything from a European that shows that they aren't thoroughly ignorant (and dismissive) of OUR culture. Please forgive us silly idiots here across the lake for not being in awe of your obvious intellectual and cultural superiority:) What a joke.
And, by the way, when I hear people go on about the 'genocide of the indians', I hear someone who is foolish enough to believe the indians didn't senslessly slaughter and steal from innocent settlers (and each other), ignore treaties, hold white and indian slaves, and occupy land only because they were the last tribe to slaughter the tribe that previously inhabited that area.
Environmental anarchy??? Since when? The US environment has really improved over the last 30 years or so. And CO2 emissions haven't been shown to correlate with global temperatures with anything near the close correlation of global temps with solar cycles.
Ahhhhh, I feel better getting all of that off my chest. I get so wound up when reading ridiculous crap...
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