Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. Bill_Clay

    Bill_Clay said, over 3 years ago

    Do as we say, World, not as we do.

  2. formally known as doc white

    formally known as doc white said, over 3 years ago

    If you smile in public you are shot for treason.

  3. formally known as doc white

    formally known as doc white said, over 3 years ago

    ^ Okay the above is wrong. All you have to do is smile at any place or time.

  4. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, over 3 years ago

    But it not only worked, he got RE-elected.
    (Wish I could say this is the first time, but a look thru the histroy books prove it just ain’t so.)

  5. DavidGBA

    DavidGBA said, over 3 years ago

    Cute, but nothing about rights or other parties.

  6. jmatrixrenegade

    jmatrixrenegade said, over 3 years ago

    @DavidGBA

    Yes, and Congress blocking what he wishes to do left/right. Simplistic.

  7. yohannbiimu

    yohannbiimu said, over 3 years ago

    Actually, in a democracy, the head of the government can be anything that the people want him to be. That’s why democracies are a weak, and ultimately a freedom-less form of government. They ultimately collapse into autocracies, such as North Korea, or where WE are headed, an oligarchy. It’s sad that we have gone in that direction, but that’s what happens when everyone ignores our founding documents, which say NOTHING about our form of government being a “democracy.”

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 3 years ago

    @yohannbiimu

    Ronald Syme, in The Roman Revolution, says that all governments are oligarchies. Maybe he’s right. But there are different ways of selecting the oligarchy, or of choosing among competing oligarchical factions.

  9. Pete Rogan

    Pete Rogan GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Of course, if Newt manages by some twisted perversion to become President, you can add God-Emperor to the list. As well as simultaneously being the chief priest of the state religion AND its official object of veneration. The circle gets tighter but not bigger.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Remember folks, as there was only a “cease fire”, these crazies ARE still at war with us, and it is our definite, “longest war”. Do they therefore share “The American way, of war”?

  11. anonim

    anonim said, over 3 years ago

    @DavidGBA

    NK has four political parties as well as independents in parliament, as well as a constitution that guarantees all the usual nonsense that constitutions guarantee. Of course it doesnt mean anything in practice, just as it doesnt in the U.S..
    Do you think if American citizens had a free and fair chance to elect representatives they would elect D & R to office?
    And personally I have no doubt that if the U.S. was isolated internationally, its political system out of vogue, and under severe economic sanctions/embargoes it would be considered by outsiders as just a quirky and erratic as NK. Of course when youre a superpower you dont have to just rely on brute force to deal with domestic subjects.

  12. Lavocat

    Lavocat said, over 3 years ago

    Yes, let’s redefine “democracy” until it bears no resemblance to its original meaning. America has more in common with North Korea than it’s willing to admit.

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