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.
yep, that’s exactly how (and why) exercise works.
i knew that was coming as soon as it hit enter
Hey. There was a lot of ‘action’ with Fat Albert. He was the baddest buck buck breaker in the world!
She wasn’t stolen, she drove off on her own accord.
what? violence by the Leftt? I clearly remember riots, burned building and anti-capitalist protest and fights.
The anti-Trump inauguration rallies in DC that broke into buildings? Living in DC, I go see EVERY inauguration in person, regardless of who wins (and hate the Trumpian for forcing that 30 year streak to end in 2021) and had to walk around various marching groups – and just missed one of the “break all the windows” antics (saw the immediate aftermath just before the cops arrived).
The Left is not some ‘lets join hands and sing kumbaya’. Sure, it’s tried like Occupy Democracy but even that had sporadic bouts of chaos and stupidity.
exactly. So many people on all sides act as if their beam is a mote while other’s motes are beams.
I’ve done all – commute by bike, by car and by foot. I have be sideswiped by one car (his mirror hit me) and have had other pass way too close for the speed they were going (side draft sucks!) But i have had more incidents as a pedestrian with bikes than i ever had as a cyclist with cars. Riders who race through intersections while you are crossing, jump on and off sidewalks and almost run you down. I even had a group of commuters in a pack (not a line) ride through me, fall over as i refused to dodge left and right to avoid them and then yell as if it was my fault i was in the crosswalk with the right of way (as they ran the red light).
Yes, drivers can be a pain when you are on a bike (and a motorcycle/scooter) but cyclists can be just as horrid to pedestrians and the like.
because it’s more fun, and requires no self-awareness, to comment about the mote in your eye than the beam in mine.
nope. Nor does it simulate forcing pedestrians to jump out of your way nor cars swerving to miss you when you cut across traffic.