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Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General)

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I wasn’t a part of that topic, but it sounds like a bad idea. Presidents are impeached for criminal activity and other various reasons that do not include, we don’t like him or her anymore, impeach them.
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Presidents are impeached for criminal activity
Well they’re supposed to be. But there’s an obvious flaw in the system if one branch of congress like, oh let’s say the Senate, makes it clear that there’s no way they’re going to do so despite a 400+ page report spelling out in exact detail things the guy in the White House absolutely should be indicted for.


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and other various reasons that do not include, we don’t like him or her anymore, impeach them.
Well we definitely shouldn’t have impeachment proceedings based on simply not liking the guy in charge. Funny though that the only real example I can think of that comes close to being like that involved a Democratic president and a Republican congress desperately investigating for something like 7 years hoping to find something to use against him.
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How much different would America be if citizens had a direct input in impeachment?

You know, if the entire country could vote to kick the President out?
The United States already has that. It’s called an election.
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@CaptainXtra
Votes still count even if the system favors ’electoral districts’ regardless of population differences. If you don’t understand your own country’s democratic system, that’s your own problem.
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Bill Maher is tearing Incels a new asshole.

Ouch…I really wish he avoided making jokes about it because he’s kinda right. America’s overly competitive culture is a big factor as to why many young men feel like trash. I know it’s why I feel like trash. Look at me, 23 and still living with my parents. Meanwhile during WW2 men younger than me were risking their lives and being heroes. I’m trying to change my life but it takes time to change your life and not everyone in America is patient

I’d rather be 23 and living with my parents than waging war and gaining PTSD because my comrades in arms died in battle and I acquired Survivor’s Guilt as a result.

The only good thing that came out of the war was killing Nazis and waking the world up to the dangers of fascism.

Fat lot of good the latter did, though.
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Imagine thinking that the Overton window in America ever shifted to the right when it was there to begin with in the first place.

Does the genocide of the natives and the enslavement of black people mean anything to you people?
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There was a bond yield inversion this week.

That’s one of the strongest signs of a coming economic downturn. Might not bloom into a full recession, but it bodes ill for the markets either way.

The trade deficit with China has also worsened, and the national debt as ballooned disproportionately. Couple that with the recent drop in interest rates and you have a recipe for a bubble.

What worries me is that there are big problems on the horizon that normally wouldn’t affect us, but with these warning signs….

Brexit is a big one. The UK crashing out of the Eurozone shouldn’t damage global markets too bad, but it will nevertheless send shockwaves through an already unstable market.

SK’s spat with Japan threatens to tip the balance if economic power in the Pacific, and with India flexing more of its economic muscle with taffis the markets over there look more risky than they aught to be.

Banks are also making similar moves that led us down the 2007 hole. More and more high interest loans are being pumped out.

Good news is that at least they aren’t mortgages this time.
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Not to mention that the fed has lowered interest rates for savings accounts, discouraging saving and encouraging spending. My Ally Bank online savings account had an APR of 2.20% a few months ago, now it’s around 1.90%.
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But life in the years after slavery also proved to be difficult. Although slavery was over, the brutalities of white race prejudice persisted. After slavery, state governments across the South instituted laws known as Black Codes.

These laws granted certain legal rights to blacks, including the right to marry, own property, and sue in court, but the Codes also made it illegal for blacks to serve on juries, testify against whites, or serve in state militias. The Black Codes also required black sharecroppers and tenant farmers to sign annual labor contracts with white landowners. If they refused they could be arrested and hired out for work.

Most southern black Americans, though free, lived in desperate rural poverty. Having been denied education and wages under slavery, ex-slaves were often forced by the necessity of their economic circumstances to rent land from former white slave owners. These sharecroppers paid rent on the land by giving a portion of their crop to the landowner.

In a few places in the South, former slaves seized land from former slave owners in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War. But federal troops quickly restored the land to the white landowners. A movement among Republicans in Congress to provide land to former slaves was unsuccessful. Former slaves were never compensated for their enslavement.

Really, not much of an improvement.
From the late 1860s white supremacists in the KKK (Ku Klux Klan) terrorized African American leaders and citizens in the South until, in 1871, the US Congress passed legislation that resulted in the arrest and imprisonment of Klan leaders and the end of the Klan’s terrorism of Americans for a time.
But over the course of the late 1860s and throughout the 1870s, the federal government’s military presence was withdrawn from various southern states, and with the Compromise of 1877, President Rutherford B. Hayes ordered the last federal troops in the South to withdraw.
With no troops to enforce the Fourteenth and Fifteen Amendments, Reconstruction was at an end. Across the South lynching, disenfranchisement, and segregationist laws proliferated. It would not be until after the Second World War and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement that Jim Crow segregation would be outlawed.

I give it a C+ for effort.
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Brexit might be the straw that breaks the camel’s back

If there is any consultation, it will probably be not as bad as the Great Depression
That’s like saying your kidnapper won’t cannibalize you but hey, optimism
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It’s basic history.

http://bostonreview.net/forum/remake-world-slavery-racial-capitalism-and-justice/andrew-zimmerman-when-liberalism-defended

https://www.prageru.com/video/the-inconvenient-truth-about-the-democratic-party/

https://www.history.com/.amp/topics/us-politics/democratic-party
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>Prager U

I didn’t think you’d offer proof that nobody should take what you say seriously on a silver plate like that but I won’t say no to such an opportunity.

Thinking that the Democratic party during the Civil war is the same as the Democratic party of today? Clearly, someone doesn’t want to acknowledge the Southern Strategy.
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