Churchill. .. My friends every now and again bring up politics into conversation. But honestly , they are great guys , but about 4/5's of what they claim to know about politi Churchill My friends every now and again bring up politics into conversation But honestly they are great guys but about 4/5's of what claim to know politi
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#1 - tacomanofthenorth
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(05/15/2013) [-]
My friends every now and again bring up politics into conversation. But honestly , they are great guys , but about 4/5's of what they claim to know about politics is rehashed ******* facebook **** that says we hould live without politicians . And then they just keep repeating that all politicians are assholes and thieves etc. They have no other argument or opinion to state . i ******* hate talking about politics , cos the person i talk to is either too stupid to think for himself , or "too smart" to accept any opinion other than his own .
My friends every now and again bring up politics into conversation. But honestly , they are great guys , but about 4/5's of what they claim to know about politics is rehashed ******* facebook **** that says we hould live without politicians . And then they just keep repeating that all politicians are assholes and thieves etc. They have no other argument or opinion to state . i ******* hate talking about politics , cos the person i talk to is either too stupid to think for himself , or "too smart" to accept any opinion other than his own .
#120 to #1 - spysappinmysasha
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(05/16/2013) [-]
well, as an American, I am speaking on behalf of my knowledge of America and its politics so dont think that my next statments are going to include politics of another country.

Well, the way I see it, in America ther is this giant lie about the land of the free and the government is supposed to be there to serve the people.

I claim that is bull ****. The fact that people have mistrust in their own country means that at some point lies and thieves were responsible for our mistrust. And the fact that they cannot secure our trust is proof that some shady business is constantly going on. If the people cant figure out why our country is at war, than something shady is going on.

Long story short, if we cant immediately trust our government, than there is reason to not trust them.

that is all.
#246 to #120 - anon
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(05/16/2013) [-]
People who are thumbing this down are stupid. The average American is a lovely person (way better than the average Canadian is my 12 year experience of them) but your government is shadier than a hobo driving a van offering kids free candy.
#4 to #1 - douthit
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(05/15/2013) [-]
You mean anarchism?
#2 to #1 - anon
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(05/15/2013) [-]
You are not alone.
#48 to #1 - anon
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(05/15/2013) [-]
I lived in the south during the healthcare debate (in the US) and didn't have any health insurance. My dad got really sick but couldn't go to the dr because we couldn't afford it and I was still called a yankee...
#149 to #1 - anon
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(05/16/2013) [-]
I think that once you get an understanding of how government and who is running it, you already begin to form ideas of your own/how you want to vote on issues. To disagree with someone's political ideals is no biggie. It's just your affiliation. The idea of political conversation is basically to discuss and argue and very rarely agree.
#243 to #1 - anon
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(05/16/2013) [-]
True communism would be the best way to go, only problem is that human nature makes it a tad impossible to achieve.
#148 to #1 - nightstar
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(05/16/2013) [-]
rehashed facebook **** you say?
rehashed facebook **** you say?
#183 to #1 - sunice
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(05/16/2013) [-]
"too smart to accept any other opinion" does that mean you dont accept theirs either?
#251 to #183 - tacomanofthenorth
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(05/16/2013) [-]
i meant that regardless of what their opinion is , whether i accpet it or decide to argue against it , it evolves into either - Good you agree , let me go on and on for 2 hours , or - omg how can you be so stupid , my way is clearly the best cos i read a blog about it on tumblr ! And etc .
#3 to #1 - mattkingg **User deleted account**
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(05/15/2013) [-]
i don't talk about politics with my friends, mainly because i am aware that i don't know **** about it. although i hope to learn more about it before i can legally vote (i'm 17)
#11 to #1 - failtolawl
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(05/15/2013) [-]
It gets worse when you become a Political Science major and have to listen to so much BS
#14 to #1 - Jameshaich
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(05/15/2013) [-]
Some dude on my facebook claims to be an "Anarchist". Whilst living in government housing and it is living on government money because he failed college.
#15 to #14 - tacomanofthenorth
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(05/15/2013) [-]
HFW i guess
#91 to #14 - cycloneclone
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(05/16/2013) [-]
**cycloneclone rolled a random image posted in comment #235 at Denmark is awesome ** My sides....
#13 - felixjarl
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(05/15/2013) [-]
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
Sir Winston Churchill
#234 to #13 - downtoabsolutezero **User deleted account**
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#252 to #234 - abysmalshadow ONLINE
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(05/16/2013) [-]
That's kind of the point of the statement.
#274 to #13 - adu
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(05/20/2013) [-]
All that quote does is create an argument for Anarchism, which isn't a form of government.
#275 to #274 - felixjarl
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(05/20/2013) [-]
I disagree. I find it a quote that is bolstering the position of democracy.
#161 to #13 - hifelixjarl
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(05/16/2013) [-]
#117 to #13 - secondman
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(05/16/2013) [-]
democracy is an awful system, but it's the best one we have.
#150 to #117 - nightstar
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(05/16/2013) [-]
Who is we? America sure doesn't have it.
#73 - sphinxe
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(05/16/2013) [-]
Religion and politics.    
   
Just don't go there.   
   
No.
Religion and politics.

Just don't go there.

No.
#89 - luiselvergas
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(05/16/2013) [-]
AMERICA IS NOT A DEMOCRACY, IT'S A REPUBLIC WHEN WILL PEOPLE UNDERSTAND
AMERICA IS NOT A DEMOCRACY, IT'S A REPUBLIC WHEN WILL PEOPLE UNDERSTAND
#257 to #89 - eyecontacthandjob
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(05/16/2013) [-]
Two things:   
   
1. Every democracy is a republic, but not every republic is a democracy.   
   
2. USA is a representative democracy....   
   
YFW
Two things:

1. Every democracy is a republic, but not every republic is a democracy.

2. USA is a representative democracy....

YFW
#94 to #89 - agentpurplek
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(05/16/2013) [-]
Yeah, and I'm pretty sure the british or w/e the **** you wanna call them. Have a republic as well.
#176 to #94 - lecherouslad
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(05/16/2013) [-]
Constitutional Monarchy. It's got a wee bit o' democracy for flavoring.
#181 to #176 - agentpurplek
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(05/16/2013) [-]
Thanks
#236 to #89 - anon
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(05/16/2013) [-]
It's more like a Democratic theocracy now. The Constitution really means nothing anymore and every politician praises socialism even if they don't realize it. Any politician who promises a financially responsible plan will get overwhelmed by the politician who promises "free" stuff, AKA buying votes with taxpayer dollars or debt.
#185 to #89 - meganinja ONLINE
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(05/16/2013) [-]
Because Winston Churchill is American...
#189 to #185 - garymuthafuknoak
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(05/16/2013) [-]
u wot m8
#190 to #189 - meganinja ONLINE
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(05/16/2013) [-]
The content says nothing about America, and he's raging about somebody apparently saying in the content that America is a democracy.
#191 to #190 - garymuthafuknoak
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(05/16/2013) [-]
I see.

Ya, this guy's a ********
#124 to #89 - lolfire
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(05/16/2013) [-]
Not every democracy is a republic but every republic is a democracy.

So no, America is a republic AND a democracy.
#101 to #89 - hammarhead
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(05/16/2013) [-]
democratic republlic

I'll go now
#107 to #101 - durkadurka
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(05/16/2013) [-]
Constitutional or federal republic.
#119 to #107 - hammarhead
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(05/16/2013) [-]
It's really all of them. but we usually don't take the time to say consitutional democratic federal republic. So i guess just republic is cool, : )
#125 to #119 - durkadurka
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(05/16/2013) [-]
yeah basically. I was just being kinda pedantic.
#186 to #125 - anon
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(05/16/2013) [-]
I find that rather shallow and pedantic.
#7 - pizzapastasaurous
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(05/15/2013) [-]
As an English citizen I completely agree with Sir Winston Churchill.
Please dont bomb me America
#24 to #7 - dwarfman
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(05/15/2013) [-]
Fine don't cry to us when the Deutsch have you blockaded and starving again.
#177 to #24 - dwarfman
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(05/16/2013) [-]
Huh more supporting evidence for my theory on the Brits: They're amongst the most butthurt of all the internet's denizens.
Huh more supporting evidence for my theory on the Brits: They're amongst the most butthurt of all the internet's denizens.
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#138 to #7 - aysitlo
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(05/16/2013) [-]
American here, completely agree as well. In fact, Thomas Jefferson also wrote about the dangers of a democracy where the public wasn't sufficiently informed to vote.
#83 to #7 - golbot
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(05/16/2013) [-]
As an American who has read Plato and Kant, id have to agree with you AND Sir Winston Churchill. People are too stupid to know what is best for the country.
#174 to #83 - lecherouslad
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(05/16/2013) [-]

I love that the complete works of Plato and Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, amount to 0.00 euros on the kindle XD!!
#194 to #174 - golbot
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(05/16/2013) [-]
knowledge is free. Common sense however (and not Thomas Paine's work), is not for sale.
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#35 to #7 - realgamergurgus
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#44 - ManicalMayhem
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#49 - byposted
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(05/15/2013) [-]
The best argument against government is having a look at ************ biography    
   
lol @ ********** holding up the peace sign
The best argument against government is having a look at ************ biography

lol @ ********** holding up the peace sign
#71 to #49 - anon
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(05/16/2013) [-]
You do realize that at the time that sign was a "V" for Victory, don't you? Its use as a "peace sign" came later.
#51 to #49 - reginleif ONLINE
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(05/15/2013) [-]
I think it was a "victory" sign then, I dunno.
#53 to #49 - slaughterface
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(05/15/2013) [-]
aaakchualleeee that was originally the sign for victory (v for victory) and it was created by churchill. so well done on that
#54 to #53 - byposted
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(05/15/2013) [-]
********** was such a grand politician! Got a whole train captured by Boers and invented a finger posture.

How convenient, still, that it turned out to mean "peace."
#56 to #54 - slaughterface
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(05/15/2013) [-]
yeah, the man won wars, but he didn't mean for the 'v' to ever mean peace. As far as he was concerned it was victory, as in the thing that comes to the WINNER OF A BATTLE. It's hardly his fault that his GESTURE was interpreted wrongly.
#59 to #49 - nightmaren
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(05/15/2013) [-]
> **********   
   
Dude you're ******* hilarious. You're literally in the top-tier of comedy, I'm telling you; coming up with those ******* original, witty as **** names. I love the way it flows '***********. It's just so clever. My personal favourite mock names of famous politicions are   
"Barack Obamgay" because I don't like him   
"Stephen HarpFAGGOT" because I don't like him   
And who can forget   
"Mitt ****************"   
They're just so elegant and intelligently constructed.
> **********

Dude you're ******* hilarious. You're literally in the top-tier of comedy, I'm telling you; coming up with those ******* original, witty as **** names. I love the way it flows '***********. It's just so clever. My personal favourite mock names of famous politicions are
"Barack Obamgay" because I don't like him
"Stephen HarpFAGGOT" because I don't like him
And who can forget
"Mitt ****************"
They're just so elegant and intelligently constructed.
#97 to #59 - dovanerrevarine
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(05/16/2013) [-]
i believe you meant to say mitt *********
#100 to #59 - skullnigga
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(05/16/2013) [-]
i actually laughed at **********
i actually laughed at **********
#221 - hektoroftroy
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(05/16/2013) [-]
Winston Churchill is my first cousin 3 generations removed. My Great-Great-Great-Great Aunt is his Mother
#233 to #221 - xdjerredlongxd
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(05/16/2013) [-]
I guess that makes us brothers.
#223 to #221 - TheFixer ONLINE
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(05/16/2013) [-]
cool story bro tell it again
#224 to #223 - hektoroftroy
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(05/16/2013) [-]
Winston Churchill is my first cousin 3 generations removed. My Great-Great-Great-Great Aunt is his Mother
#225 to #224 - TheFixer ONLINE
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(05/16/2013) [-]
compelling stuff right there diane
and now we bring you to ollie willams with the weather forcast ollie.
#226 to #225 - TheFixer ONLINE
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(05/16/2013) [-]
ITS GONNA RAIN
#227 to #226 - TheFixer ONLINE
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(05/16/2013) [-]
thanks ollie. and now comercials
#198 - majortomcomics
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(05/16/2013) [-]
He admitted it is not the best system, it's the best we've got. He was the biggest conservative in history, I don't know why anyone would interpret him as a democracy hater.
#230 to #198 - anon
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(05/16/2013) [-]
"Bitches aint tricks" - Gandhi
#238 to #198 - anon
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(05/16/2013) [-]
Most Conservatives are pro-Republic actually. Most of the founding fathers would be considered conservatives today, and nearly none of them actually wanted a true Democracy. Even those on the radical "left" back then would fall under Neoconservative.