What do you think of this quote? "
One of the deadliest things a republic can do is allow one group or faction to put it's interests not before the interests of others but before the interest of a functioning republic. If one side stops accepting that the other gets a turn at the helm, then there is no solution but conflict, and if one side stops accepting the results of that conflict as played out with votes then it must be played out with guns and ammunition"
Answer by trippyhippy at 10:52 AM on Mar. 22, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 10:52 AM on Mar. 22, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:54 AM on Mar. 22, 2010
Answer by trippyhippy at 10:59 AM on Mar. 22, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:01 AM on Mar. 22, 2010
Answer by trippyhippy at 11:43 AM on Mar. 22, 2010
I think that the parties specific always want to win, however they aren't really looking out for the best interest of the republic. If they were, they wouldn't fill bills with special interest pork that we all end up paying for. I prefer to have checks and balances in government, regardless of who is in control. You know what they say.
"Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it; and this I know, my lords, that where laws end, tyranny begins." ~ William Pitt
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." ~ Lord Acton
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:57 AM on Mar. 22, 2010