Sedition in the Senate?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by sportello, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. Sportello

    Sportello Well-Known Member

  2. Sportello

    Sportello Well-Known Member

  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    The Logan Act only has had one indictment (in 1803) in its two hundred plus years which is the main reason it has not been struck down by the Supreme Court.

    Democrats have been in violation of this Act more often than Republicans according to the link you provided ... George McGovern being one of the latest.
     
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    That's one of the great aspects of the US National government that it's citizens and elected officials can speak out against what the government is doing in secret.

    Many Democrats have had the courage to do so when it was a Republican president.

    I applaud them all for helping the transparency in government.
     
  5. Sportello

    Sportello Well-Known Member

    If only we could post in real time, instead of the dreadful queue.

    Party lines are meaningless, when speaking historically.
    You forgot the /s for sarcasm.

    I would love to see courage and transparency in government. More than that, I would love to see a government that wasn't bought by people who don't share my interests.
     
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    People who share your interest don't have the money to buy influence in government.
     
  7. Sportello

    Sportello Well-Known Member

    Well, we did have substantially more votes than the opposition, but due to gerrymandering, a lot of them didn't count towards representation.

    In addition to that, your statement is completely false. I think it would be more accurate to say that people who share my interests have morals.
     
  8. Sportello

    Sportello Well-Known Member

    If the shoe fits...


     
  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I simply replied to your wish that, "I would love to see a government that wasn't bought by people who don't share my interests."

    Do have to try and spin everything away from the subject?

    As for your last sentence, I think it is more accurate stated, "people who share my interests have my morals."
     
  10. Sportello

    Sportello Well-Known Member

    When the few buy the Government, the Democracy, as thin as it was, ceases to exist
    The subject was sedition in the Senate, and you spun from that immediately.

    Yes, you are correct. My morals are Humanist, or Christian, or Buddhist...treat everyone as you would be treated. If that is opposed to your morals, so be it.
     
  11. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    http://www.vox.com/2015/3/9/8180933/zarif-cotton-letter
    Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has published an official response to the Republican letter to Iran's leaders, signed by 47 Senators, warning that Congress or a future president might overturn a nuclear deal if they dislike the terms.
     
  12. realbrown1

    realbrown1 Annoy a liberal today. Hit them with facts.

    It looks like we may be on our way to making Iran a giant new parking lot.
     
  13. realbrown1

    realbrown1 Annoy a liberal today. Hit them with facts.

    Is it morals that had you posting under different fake names in order to skirt BC rules?
     
  14. Sportello

    Sportello Well-Known Member

    The Iranians have a better grasp on the Constitution than those Republican Senators.

    I wish Holder would arrest them all as a final act.
     
  15. Sportello

    Sportello Well-Known Member

    Sorry massa, different rules for us po folk.
     
  16. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I am not aware of his/her "skirting of rules".
    One can abandon an account and open a new one ... people do it all the time.
    The TOS violation is in using two accounts simultaneously especially to support and promote one or multiple account's point of view.

    http://www.browncafe.com/community/help/terms
     
  17. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Another Iraq?
     
  18. Sportello

    Sportello Well-Known Member

    Tell him I was flyin', good buddy, tell him I was flyin'.
     
  19. Sportello

    Sportello Well-Known Member

    So that's the reason now? Laughable.
     
  20. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Reason for what?
    I simply stated that having multiple accounts was not against the TOS.