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In America, atheists are still in the closet

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“The Edge”

Since: Dec 10

Of Tomorow

#45547 Dec 29, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Right... not like in the old more democratic days when only white men who owned property were allowed to vote.
What you are missing here is that "we the people" can all become the slaves to the republic. Did you vote yes to use drone strikes in Pakistan? Did they even ask you should they? Do you think they would even consider your opinion on the subject?
How about forced to buy insurance or be fined? Do you agree you should have to buy something , even if you cant afford it.
It is being said it will possibly cost you 5-$8,000 a year.
You don't mind paying for it even though you didn't want it?

Where is the freedom or democracy in these things?

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#45548 Dec 29, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Logical fallacy.
Circular argument, darling.
prove it old fart!

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#45549 Dec 29, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
T'aint.
Slavery is permitted by your constitution.

AMENDMENT XIII

SECTION 1.

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

SECTION 2.

Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#45550 Dec 29, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Country name:
~ conventional long form: Kingdom of Sweden
...
Government type: constitutional monarchy
...
http://www.allcountries.eu/sweden.htm
fact sweden is a democracy not a country ruled by a king

http://www.gov ernm ent.se/sb/d/2853

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#45551 Dec 29, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>
What you are missing here is that "we the people" can all become the slaves to the republic. Did you vote yes to use drone strikes in Pakistan?
You not pass that civics class, eh?

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#45552 Dec 29, 2012

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#45553 Dec 29, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
Where is the freedom or democracy in these things?
Did you vote last November?

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#45554 Dec 29, 2012
Mikko wrote:
<quoted text>
prove it old fart!
I am not inclined to teach you English, Sweetums, you don't even know the difference between "monarchy" and "democracy" even after the definitions have been posted.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#45555 Dec 29, 2012
Mikko wrote:
<quoted text>
fact sweden is a democracy3
Country name:
~ conventional long form: Kingdom of Sweden
...
Government type: constitutional monarchy
...
http://www.allcountries.eu/sweden.htm

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#45556 Dec 29, 2012
the king of sweden have 0% political power ha can't even rule over how much money he gets from the state to pay for employees and renovations +more

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#45557 Dec 29, 2012
Khatru wrote:
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Slavery is permitted by your constitution.
T'aint.

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#45558 Dec 29, 2012
Sweden is a parliamentary democracy, which means that all public power proceeds from the people. At the national level, the people are represented by the Riksdag (Swedish parliament) which has legislative power. The Government implements the Riksdag's decisions and draws up proposals for new laws or law amendments.

http://www.government.se/sb/d/2853

and

"General elections are held every four years. Some 7 million people in the country are entitled to vote and given the chance to influence which political party will represent them in the Riksdag (the Swedish Parliament), county councils and municipalities. People can also influence Swedish politics in other ways—taking part in referendums, joining a political party or commenting on reports presented by the Government"

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#45559 Dec 29, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
I am not inclined to teach you English, Sweetums, you don't even know the difference between "monarchy" and "democracy" even after the definitions have been posted.
i take that as i have no proof so i will just babble about something else

Sweden is a democracy and that is a fact you can deny that to the day you die

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#45560 Dec 29, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Country name:
~ conventional long form: Kingdom of Sweden
...
Government type: constitutional monarchy
...
http://www.allcountries.eu/sweden.htm
Sweden is a parliamentary democracy, which means that all public power proceeds from the people. At the national level, the people are represented by the Riksdag (Swedish parliament) which has legislative power. The Government implements the Riksdag's decisions and draws up proposals for new laws or law amendments.

http://www.government.se/sb/d/2853 <-- official state website

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#45561 Dec 29, 2012
Mikko wrote:
Sweden is a parliamentary democracy
Carl XVI Gustaf has been King of Sweden since 1973. He is the 74th King of Sweden.
http://www.kungahuset.se/royalcourt/monarchy/...

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#45562 Dec 29, 2012
Mikko wrote:
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i take that as i have no proof so i will just babble about something else
You have been babbling for months, I don't expect you are going to stop today.

But thanks for confessing.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#45563 Dec 29, 2012
Khatru wrote:
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We also know that the 13th Amendment to the Constitution that barefoot keeps referring to has ensured that slavery is still legal in the USA.
AMENDMENT XIII
SECTION 1.
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
SECTION 2.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/amend...
No, it isn't.

Involuntary servitude can be a sentence to hard labor imposed for a crime, or a sentence to work for community service, or a sentence to work as restitution for theft.

Slavery is not legal in the U.S.

Sorry to disappoint you.

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#45564 Dec 29, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Carl XVI Gustaf has been King of Sweden since 1973. He is the 74th King of Sweden.
http://www.kungahuset.se/royalcourt/monarchy/...
and he got absolutely no political powers the constitution says so and sweden is a democracy

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#45565 Dec 29, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
You have been babbling for months, I don't expect you are going to stop today.
But thanks for confessing.
projecting your own babbling on me i'm not the one babbling for months that sweden isn't a democracy

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#45566 Dec 29, 2012
Sweden is a parliamentary democracy, which means that all public power proceeds from the people. At the national level, the people are represented by the Riksdag (Swedish parliament) which has legislative power. The Government implements the Riksdag's decisions and draws up proposals for new laws or law amendments.

http://www.government.se/sb/d/2853 <-- official state website

the king have to ask for money every year from the state so he is on social welfare

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