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Mr. Buchanan is merely confused ...
Sometimes, people look back at ancient Greece and call it the "birthplace of democracy". As he sipped the poison ordered by the "democratic" government of Athens, I wonder what Socrates thought of the concept. His crime was "impiety", which in his case, could probably be described as disagreeing with the majority.
My view on the man was that he was killed because he was an idealist, and thought that democracy could be improved. Democracy is ... as you have said it ... 50% +1. The votes of the other 49% just as well not have been cast.
Concerning campaign finance abuse, a number of years ago, a committee from the Constitution Party of Illinois came to me and asked if I would consider running against Dick Durbin for the Senate. I gave them many reasons why I was not a good candidate, but they wouldn't hear of it. Finally, I told them that I would consider such a run if they showed me a check for $25 million. That would be the least amount of money needed to start such a campaign by an unknown candidate in a virtually unknown political party.
Talk about "Shock and Awe" ...
I say that with full knowledge that the FED's argument for taking the land along the Red River might be an attempt to provoke such a response. But there comes a time when free men and women must take a stand. It started in Nevada. Perhaps it's time to put the fear of God into the animals who run this regime ...
Every time someone starts talking third parties, I see the chaos which could result.
For example, several months into a House session, one or more parties declares that they will caucus with a party other than the "majority" party. Pressure builds to elect a new Speaker. No matter what the voters wanted at the polls, they would never know whether they had actually achieved victory.