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I wonder if our founding father's could have ever pictured this...

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by The30YardSlant, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    America is on the verge of an election that will decide who the leader of the free world is for the next 4 years in which we will choose between a woman who's political strategy involves attacking everyone from her competitors to James Madison, a black socialist named Hussein, and a former POW who has lost more than a few marbles and tows whichever party line gets him the most votes.

    I don't think this is what Washington and Jefferson had in mind. Unfortunatly, the grueling process keeps the best and brightest Americans from ever making a run at the presidency anymore. I'll be voting for McCain as he is the best smelling turd in the toilet, but damn....this race makes Bush vs Kerry look like a heavyweight title fight.
  2. Jon88

    Jon88 Benched

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    I'm not sure.
  3. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    They certainly could have pictured the old white dude being major player...
  4. Jon88

    Jon88 Benched

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    That wasn't a racist statement.
  5. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    They would mistake Hillary for an old white dude wouldn't they.:p:
  6. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Lost in the Woods

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    I think they would have been aghast at people blithely referring to our republic as "the leader of the free world."
  7. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Why?

    Since we ARE the leader of the free world.

    What's wrong with the truth?
  8. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Lost in the Woods

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    I don't think they envisioned supplanting imperial Great Britain as the "leader" of the world or becoming like the Old European powers vying for world domination. There's a reason the militia was favored over a standing professional army for first few generations of our nation's history--it provided adequate defense without tempting presidents to embroil the country in foreign, offensive adventures.
  9. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    OK, so whenever you hear the term "Leader of the free World", you think we are trying to take over the world or something?

    Being the "Leader" means being the best. Doing it the right way. Providing a model for others to follow.

    Leadership.

    Why is that so hard for some people to bestow upon the only country that has those qualities?
  10. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Lost in the Woods

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    I agree that's what "leader" SHOULD mean.

    See the end of this thread for a discussion of the validity of that claim:

    http://cowboyszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=114078
  11. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Not sure what you are referring to in the end of the thread about beard lengths but as far as your reply to one of the posters, let me ask you this.

    If we are not the best country on the planet, why are millions of people taking their lives in their hands to come here illegally?

    They come through scorching desert heat and also freezing temps at night.

    They set sail on tiny rafts for weeks on end hoping to float ashore in America.

    They come here for the best medical services on the planet.

    You talk about poverty, but we have the wealthiest poor people in the world. They are GIVEN food stamps, money for utility bills, free medical coverage, rebates on taxes they don't pay.

    You think our poverty stricken people are so bad, go to the projects and look around. Sure there are some people really struggling, but look at the number of fine rides outside those projects. How about checking out the number of satellite dishes on the roofs.

    Are you kidding me?

    We have the strongest military in the world. We have the brightest minds not only in this country, but they are COMING here for more education.

    We're not the best?

    Are you kidding me?

    We have the ability to sit down when we are 12 years old and say, I want to be an astronaut and have the opportunity to achieve that. Kids in other countries are doomed at 12 years old to spend their lives in a sweat shop working for .50 a day. Our children have the best opportunities in the world.

    We're not the best?

    Are you kidding me?

    Why do you see so many Middle Eastern doctors over here? Because we have the finest medical facilities in the world. They come here because they want to be the best. In order to do that, you have to be where the best is.

    We're not the best?

    Are you kidding me?

    Wait, you're NOT kidding me?

    Then you are observing life in America, not through your own eyes but those of Amadinajad, Putin, Hugo Chavez and MSNBC.

    You really need some uncluttered perspective.
  12. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Lost in the Woods

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    Concrete statistical evidence would unclutter my perspective. So far there have been few areas where the US ranks number #1. Doesn't mean we're bad, of course, just that the "everybody hates us because we're the best" assertion has to be taken with a grain of salt.
  13. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    You keep saying this but did you even read the rest of the post?

    Tom Brady had a better year statistically than Eli Manning. Who is a Super Bowl Champion?

    If Brady could swap his stats for the Super Bowl win, don't you think he would?
  14. cachetazo

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    I'm actually offended with that statement. You need to take a look around at other countryes that aren't in your "evil axe" list. You are not the only country who has those qualities.

    But hey, if i can't make you guys to stop calling your fifty states as "America", then i don't think i will be able to make you open your eyes.

    Ohh well...
  15. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Lost in the Woods

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    You mean, he might think he's leading but you're not following? ;)
  16. cachetazo

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    The only US thing that most South Americans are following is the marines body count.

    I'm not in a position of hate yet, but man, those statemens don't make my job easy.
  17. sacase

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    you do realize our GNP is almost 3 times as high as the next closest country. the only "country" that exceeds us is the EU and they are not really a country. So basically it takes the combined economies of all of western europe to surpass us....

    You can cherry pick stats all you like, however the fact remains that we are the leader of the free world. Militarily no one can rival us. We have some of th best learning centers and medical centers of the world.
  18. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    One must remember that to libs like Saskie we can never be good or ever be right or anything like that.
  19. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Wow ...... so you are saying you and your pathetic little country, enjoy watching our Marines Die.

    I want to be clear before I lose it.
  20. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Bill Clinton was a very bright person. Of course not everyone will agree with all of his politics. That could be said of any other president, but the guy was/is very intelligent.

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