Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Prophetic voices and events - Resignations of Agnew then Nixon

On January 9, 1913, Richard M. Nixon, was born in Yorba Linda, California. His political career and Presidency is better known for scandal, corruption, and infamy as he was forced to resign on August 9, 1974 rather than be impeached over the Watergate scandal. His vice president, Spiro Agnew, also resigned due to corruption offenses earlier in the administration's tenure on 10/10/73 after being elected with Nixon to a second term.

Americans who are prone to "exceptionalism" often overlook their own history which is littered with corrupt leaders who they elected to office and then were negatively impacted by their elected leaders mistakes and incompetence.

The culmination of voter ignorance and imperviousness has been their election of Donald Trump to be President of of the United States. Voter ignorance and poor choices should give pause to those who place too much faith in electoral democracies.

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  1. Trump said that the election system is rigged. When you look at his election and the one for Bush, it turns out that is one thing he is right about. The majority of the American people elected neither and we were stuck with two the worst presidents in U.S. history.

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  2. As you believe so you do. Seeing the product of voters beliefs, it scares me to think of the kind of country we are living in in the U.S. We UUs have a lot of work to do. We need to put more effort into spreading the good news about our faith.

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    1. Bryanna, we didn't get much of a choice this year or any year. The two party system as led to perverted democracy. In fact, we really don't have a democracy, we have a republic. When voters are given no real choice, it makes no difference who they vote for. The key is local politics. That's where people have more influence and control. Run for your muncipal government. That's where the real decisions are being made.

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