In America, atheists are still in the...

In America, atheists are still in the closet

There are 51414 comments on the Spiked story from Apr 11, 2012, titled In America, atheists are still in the closet. In it, Spiked reports that:

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#44031 Nov 29, 2012
straa wrote:
The American president is APPOINTED
sun rises in the east...

the POTUS is elected.

~stomp stomp stomp~ look mommy... see Packy stomp!

Since: Feb 11

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#44032 Nov 29, 2012
straa wrote:
i don't consider America to be a real democracy
That's okay, Packy: people in Britain don't consider you to be a real 'citizen' anyway.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#44033 Nov 29, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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It does not mean we don't vote, SCrotumLicker.
You understand now?
US citizens vote for POTUS indirectly.
UK subjects: do not get any vote for head of state at all ever.
Close.

Historically, each State legislature was responsible for naming their electors and sending them off to vote. Over time, most states have put laws in place to ensure that these electors vote in accordance with the majority vote of the people, typically in a winner take all format (note: most, not all).

Originally, the Senate was also elected by each state's legislature and not by popular vote.

The original theory behind the indirect election was that the House would be a representation of the people, and the Senate would be a more deliberative body representing the States' interests.

The President and Vice President were the executives of a federation of independent states and represented these states on the international stage.

The electoral college still actually votes for the President and Veep separately.

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#44034 Nov 29, 2012
Hedonist wrote:
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Close.
Historically, each State legislature was responsible for naming their electors...
I vote for POTUS indirectly.

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#44035 Nov 29, 2012
[QUOTE who="Hedonist"
Originally, the Senate was also elected by each state's legislature and not by popular vote.
[/QUOTE]

Originally, only white men property owners voted.

So what?
SupaAFC

Comrie, UK

#44036 Nov 29, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Yes or no: A monarchy is a country ruled over by a monarch; a kingdom.
Yes or no: Barefoot has stopped raping children.

Why do you refuse to dig below the surface of pomp and ceremony? Is it perhaps because you know your argument is ludicrous?
Anonymous

UK

#44037 Nov 29, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Originally, only white men property owners voted.
So what?
"White men property owners" you mean the British LOL

Since: Jun 12

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#44038 Nov 29, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Official name of Sweden: the Kingdom of Sweden.
All public power in Sweden derives from the people
The king of sweden have no political power i say it again no political power

Since: Jun 12

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#44039 Nov 29, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Official name of Sweden: the Kingdom of Sweden.
USA is a Representative Republic not a democracy!

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#44040 Nov 29, 2012
Mikko wrote:
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USA is a Representative Republic not a democracy!
Best of luck on your English language lessons, troll!

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#44041 Nov 29, 2012
Mikko wrote:
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All public power in Sweden derives from the people
Kingdom of Sweden.

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#44042 Nov 29, 2012
SupaAFC wrote:
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Yes or no: Barefoot has stopped raping children.
Poor SuperFAG, only gets stiffy looking at children playing in the park.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#44044 Nov 29, 2012
Mikko wrote:
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All public power in Sweden derives from the people

Oh ok now explain what "public power" is.

In America "public power" is where all power comes from also.
The problemis "public power" is a bunch of azzholes.

“ad victoriam”

Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#44045 Nov 29, 2012
straa wrote:
The American president is APPOINTED, the British prime minister is elected, i don't consider America to be a real democracy like Britain and Europe are, I mean you only have like two political parties, that is NOT democratic, I had the choice of lots of different parties when I voted for our prime minister at the last election, I voted labour but we lost, that's democracy, the conservatives and liberal democrats were voted in in a coalition, that's democracy, something Britain is and America is not
Yeah but look what you have to "consider" with.

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#44047 Nov 29, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
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Oh ok now explain what "public power" is.
Explain why the official name of Sweden is Kingdom of Sweden.

Buck Crick

Since: May 10

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#44048 Nov 29, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Explain why the official name of Sweden is Kingdom of Sweden.
Abraham Lincoln did it.

You know - that guy that created the IRS in 1953.

Buck Crick

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#44049 Nov 29, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Originally, only white men property owners voted.
So what?
NO. "Originally", nobody voted. There was no country. And nobody to vote in it. There wasn't even an earth.(which is not round)

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#44050 Nov 29, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
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NO. "Originally", nobody voted. There was no country. And nobody to vote in it. There wasn't even an earth.(which is not round)
I know you're lonely and you boy friend dumped you but I can't help you out.

Buck Crick

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#44051 Nov 29, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I know you're lonely and you boy friend dumped you but I can't help you out.
Consider it added to the interminable list of things you can't do...

Like finding your own ass.

“Is that all you've got?”

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#44052 Nov 29, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
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Consider it added to the interminable list of things you can't do...
Like finding your own ass.
Hi, Buck! How are you doing?

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