• This is a political forum that is non-biased/non-partisan and treats every person's position on topics equally. This debate forum is not aligned to any political party. In today's politics, many ideas are split between and even within all the political parties. Often we find ourselves agreeing on one platform but some topics break our mold. We are here to discuss them in a civil political debate. If this is your first visit to our political forums, be sure to check out the RULES. Registering for debate politics is necessary before posting. Register today to participate - it's free!

Are We really that dumb?

Status
Not open for further replies.

Greystone

New member
Joined
Apr 21, 2016
Messages
3
Reaction score
4
Location
Pennsylvania
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
Are We really that dumb that we need political delegates to tell Us who we want to vote for?
 

Crovax

DP Veteran
Joined
Feb 15, 2014
Messages
13,925
Reaction score
7,780
Location
South Texas
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
Are We really that dumb that we need political delegates to tell Us who we want to vote for?

Well its not about being dumb, although in this instance there certainly a case to be made for stupidity
GettyImages-512672588.jpg


Its more about the tyranny of the majority and having a republican form of government as a check on that.

FEDERALIST NO. 51 (1788)
 

joG

DP Veteran
Joined
Jul 27, 2013
Messages
43,839
Reaction score
9,638
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Independent
Are We really that dumb that we need political delegates to tell Us who we want to vote for?

That is not really the system, because you believe they will do what you elected them to do, you give them your vote. If you don't, give it to someone else.
 

joG

DP Veteran
Joined
Jul 27, 2013
Messages
43,839
Reaction score
9,638
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Independent
Well its not about being dumb, although in this instance there certainly a case to be made for stupidity
GettyImages-512672588.jpg


Its more about the tyranny of the majority and having a republican form of government as a check on that.

FEDERALIST NO. 51 (1788)

This is not really, where you see the majority's tyrannical face. That is visible, where it destroys bakers for firmly holding a different opinion.
 

ttwtt78640

Sometimes wrong
DP Veteran
Joined
May 22, 2012
Messages
70,577
Reaction score
40,197
Location
Uhland, Texas
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Libertarian
Are We really that dumb that we need political delegates to tell Us who we want to vote for?

It would appear to be so since that is the system that our election laws now permit. ;)
 

American

Beer Lover Extraordinaire
Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Monthly Donator
Joined
Mar 11, 2006
Messages
90,259
Reaction score
28,880
Location
SE Virginia
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
I don't think they teach civics anymore.
 

faithful_servant

DP Veteran
Joined
May 18, 2006
Messages
12,533
Reaction score
5,659
Location
Beautiful Central Oregon
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Very Conservative
Are We really that dumb that we need political delegates to tell Us who we want to vote for?

HUH??? We live in a nation that is a Constitutional Republic - that means that we elect people to represent us according to the Constitution. They aren't telling us who to vote for, we are choosing them because we trust them to represent our interests.
 

faithful_servant

DP Veteran
Joined
May 18, 2006
Messages
12,533
Reaction score
5,659
Location
Beautiful Central Oregon
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Very Conservative
I don't think they teach civics anymore.

Sometimes I think that there's a secret class in our High Schools that teaches "anti-Civics". How else could we get so many people who have so many screwed up ideas about how our nation functions...???
 

American

Beer Lover Extraordinaire
Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Monthly Donator
Joined
Mar 11, 2006
Messages
90,259
Reaction score
28,880
Location
SE Virginia
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
Sometimes I think that there's a secret class in our High Schools that teaches "anti-Civics". How else could we get so many people who have so many screwed up ideas about how our nation functions...???

Endless parade of people show up around here thinking they should vote on everything. Where do people get the idea that the founders thought that was wise? The lack of fundamental knowledge of how our government is supposed to work, rather than how they want it to work is astounding. All their uneducated beliefs are based on the silly premise of fairness. OMFG!
 

Mycroft

Genius is where you find it.
DP Veteran
Joined
Oct 27, 2011
Messages
74,820
Reaction score
29,917
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
Are We really that dumb that we need political delegates to tell Us who we want to vote for?

Howdy Doody, Greystone. Welcome to the forum.

Hey...could you supply some context to what you are saying? I mean, what "political delegates" are you talking about?
 

Ikari

Moderator
DP Veteran
Joined
Dec 8, 2006
Messages
80,966
Reaction score
49,097
Location
Colorado
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Libertarian - Left
Are We really that dumb that we need political delegates to tell Us who we want to vote for?

Trump and Clinton are winning....so yes, we are that dumb.
 

David G

Member
Joined
May 2, 2016
Messages
156
Reaction score
59
Location
Portland, OR
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Slightly Liberal
As a newcomer... I'm confused. Why is a thread on the electoral system posted in the Introduction section??
 

soot

DP Veteran
Joined
Apr 3, 2013
Messages
4,308
Reaction score
2,530
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Independent
Instead you should send everyone to the convention. Might be crowded and confusing, but you'll feel better

LOL

Tries to be clever.

Succeeds only in being obtuse.
 

Zyphlin

DP Veteran
Joined
Jul 21, 2005
Messages
51,312
Reaction score
35,173
Location
NoMoAuchie
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
Moderator's Warning:
The thread is littered with baiting/flaming and is not in any way a "Come and Say Hi" style introduction thread. Closed
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top Bottom