Mainland China calls itself a republic. Should we be like them?The USSR was a union of republics. Should we be like they were?
Trump appointed Judge Stephanos Bibas disagrees. In rejecting Trump’s appeal regarding the vote count in Pennsylvania, he wrote the following:
Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. Charges of unfairness are seri-ous. But calling an election unfair does not make it so. Charges require specific allegations and then proof. We have neither here.
“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.” —US Constitution Article 4 §4
1 a (1) : a government having a chief of state who is not a monarch and who in modern times is usually a president
(2) : a political unit (such as a nation) having such a form of government
b (1) : a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law
1 a : government by the people especially : rule of the majority
b : a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections
2 : a political unit that has a democratic government …
4 : the common people, especially when constituting the source of political authority
Polling places were unsafe, so states changed their voting laws so everyone could be represented. The Republicans were not controlling the vote gathering well, so everyone got to vote and they got to vote, too. Every election, there are several midtown polling stations that have some kind of failure that is preventing people from voting.
^ ^ ^ In other words the Right wants minority rule with them running the show and to hell with the rest of us.
I wonder how Benjamin Franklin in his prime would do on “Open Mic Night”?
patrickmurphy/loonsymbolname, you need to share the mike with others……………………….right-wing populists like the aforementioned, who actually think they are “conservatives?”:
It wasn’t that long ago, you had to be a male and own property to vote.
Voting only by white landowning males. Senators appointed by state legislatures. Other examples of checks on the will of the majority when this nation was founded. Luckily they are falling.
Great toon! Now do one to explain to the morons that the southern dems of old aren’t related to the current party in any way.
Save the USA. Vote Trumplicans out this year and in 2024.
It is always appropriate to kill the nazi.
HEre, I will revise it with an actual portrayal of reality. At the microphone, an Anti-fa, black clad, masked, helmeted hood in goggles.
“Someone put us on a list of backsliding democracies”…
“Well the jokes on them, because I was the one, and my BLM colleagues, who made up that fake news”.
“Luckily, because we are allowed to run mobs to riot throughout the street, we have demonstrated what a true democracy is….MOB RULE!”
“WE don’t want most of y’all to speak, espeicially if you beleive in freedom.”
“Anyway, we are stealing every election from now on anyway by having a cheat by mail scheme”
“Further, we don’t really want a democracy…we are here to roll in a tyranny of the elite working together with the corporations funding BLM and us! So, though we call ourselves “anti-Fa”, JOKE’s ON YOU!!! Because we ARE the fascists!"
“Well I was going to drop this mic, but I will just light up this molotov and throw it at this Federal Courthouse! This will show those sedition minded insurrectionists who is boss!”
^^^ Actually thinks anti-fascists are fascists. I’m so glad his ilk wasn’t around during WW2.
Also, the above seems to forget who actually damaged a Federal building (the Capitol) and also who is now charged with seditious conspiracy.
The man at the mic thinks that whatever he is backing will make his life better. I hate to tell him that unless he is part of the elite who are grabbing all the money and power his life will be the same or maybe worse. Someone has to take the place of those he looks down on.
Comedy open mic?
I thought that guy only showed up for “closed mic, I mean mind night”.
A STAR IS BORN!!
(or would be if microphones wuzzen’t so dad blasted complicated)
Ad hominem ad infinitum, Darrin.
It’s not enough to give people a “right” to vote. They must be guaranteed the ability to vote.
The founders didn’t want a direct democracy because they knew from history that led to a mobocracy where whomever holds power of the moment does whatever is best for them and worst for everyone else. The people of the moment only have wants and that doesn’t lead to a long-term nation.
That’s why the House was the only populist part of government.. BUT it held the purse strings. The rest had limitations to ensure you didn’t get more populists in power or it reduced its likelihood. Sadly, we started to blow that in the early 1900s when people forgot WHY and started demanding their wants be what is immediately important… and it’s only gotten worse over time.
“Democracy” is Greek for “People Power” while “Republic” is Latin for “Public Affair.”
Darrin Bell and Theron Heir