On Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 9:57:25 AM UTC-4, Stormin Mormon wrote:
I think that we should have congressional term limits. Congress has gone from being a collection of representatives to a ruling aristocracy. After 20 years in congress, I don't think that they're out of touch with reality.
I would propose that one of the qualifications be that the nominee does
not want to be president. Truman, Ford.... pretty good presidents by
the historians' accounts I've heard... neither wanted it. Powell did
not seem to want it that badly - and I would have voted for him
partially for that reason.
Same with cops. If I were hiring, a guy would lose points for "always
having wanted to be a police officer".... I'd favor the guys who just
want a job.
"The major problem--one of the major problems, for there are several--one
of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get
to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to
To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to
rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it.
To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves
made President should on no account be allowed to do the job."
? Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
"Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive,
but what they conceal is vital."
On Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 8:52:41 PM UTC-4, (PeteCresswell) wrote:
I used to have a mostly positive opinion about Powell too,
until he endorsed and supported Obama. No one really knew
what Powell's political beliefs were, many thought he was a
Republican, but that sure defined them.
On Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 5:20:43 PM UTC-4, bob_villa wrote:
Besides reflecting on Walker, it also shows the problems with the
kind of programs typically championed by libs. Whenever you have
govt making business decisions, deciding which companies to give
special loans or investment to, picking winners and losers,
it almost always leads to problems, corruption, economic inefficiencies, cronyism, etc.
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