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Mike 51

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#61 16 years ago

He raises an interesting point, though: America claims to be a democracy, which means as the government is accountable to the people, the people are responsible for that government's actions, and the military are accountable to that government. He's twisted it, though, as the American people (a) don't vote much (something like 50% turnouts?) and (b) don't vote on Mid East policy. I think perhaps his intention is to make it so they do.




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#62 16 years ago

Also, as democracy isn't perfect, 100% of the population, let alone the voting population, will never be happy with the decisions made. How exactly does Osama know that every single person in the Twin Towers voted for the same things? Held the same ideological beliefs? I believe he essentially mentioned something about the American people being able to make their own laws if they didn't agree with the current ones. I'm not sure how he expects them to do this. Perhaps he thinks that if you disagree with something you can march into the White House and change it yourself. If every single person in the United States of America bar the political staff signed a petition stating that America should not invade Iraq, do you think Bush would have cancelled it? Interesting question, I think anyway.




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#63 16 years ago
Mike 51He raises an interesting point, though: America claims to be a democracy, which means as the government is accountable to the people, the people are responsible for that government's actions, and the military are accountable to that government. He's twisted it, though, as the American people (a) don't vote much (something like 50% turnouts?) and (b) don't vote on Mid East policy. I think perhaps his intention is to make it so they do.

It very possibly is an attempt to get people to vote the existing government out of power.

Having the ability to vote and not voting is no excuse. The people of a democracy have the ability to exersize political change with their actions. Those who say, "I didn't vote so you cannot blame me for the actions of my Government" need to study that statement very carefully. I'd say, that by not voting, you are just as, if not more, accountable for the actions of your President and therefore your military.

Question: Why would some one tape a plane flying in newyork air space?

Response: I've kinda wondered that. Why the hell would there just be some guy wandering around with a camera pointed in the sky at that precise moment?

I watched a documentary about this. The persons filming it were making a documetary on trainee firefighters, that is why they were in the vacinity with a camera.




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#64 16 years ago

Yes I think Bush would have cancelled it. He had plenty of support to go into war. If he had everyone in the United States against the war, I seriously doubt he would have gone to war. He may not be the smartest president ever, but he is not retarded.