Political Forums  

Go Back   Political Forums > Politicalchat.org discussion boards > History

We appreciate your help

in keeping this site going.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-06-2017, 08:44 PM
bobabode's Avatar
bobabode bobabode is offline
Admin
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Behind the Orange Curtain in California
Posts: 31,162
The Great Town Hall Craze of 1816

"In the summer of 1816, Americans turned on Congress. Citizens from Massachusetts to South Carolina staged raucous public meetings where “several hundred persons of both political parties,” according to one contemporary, gathered to draft denunciatory resolutions, deliver angry speeches and, in some cases, stage mock court proceedings against their local House members. With a stridency heretofore unmatched in American politics, they condemned “high-handed and arbitrary” lawmakers—politicians who forced a “wanton sacrifice of our interest to their own private emolument,” perpetrators of “wrong,” “unjustifiable” and “reprehensible” actions.
http://www.politico.com/magazine/sto...of-1816-214869
__________________
I am not a member of any organized political party.
I am a Democrat.' Will Rogers
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-06-2017, 11:07 PM
nailer's Avatar
nailer nailer is offline
Rational Anarchist
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: DFW
Posts: 4,711
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobabode View Post
"In the summer of 1816, Americans turned on Congress. Citizens from Massachusetts to South Carolina staged raucous public meetings where “several hundred persons of both political parties,” according to one contemporary, gathered to draft denunciatory resolutions, deliver angry speeches and, in some cases, stage mock court proceedings against their local House members. With a stridency heretofore unmatched in American politics, they condemned “high-handed and arbitrary” lawmakers—politicians who forced a “wanton sacrifice of our interest to their own private emolument,” perpetrators of “wrong,” “unjustifiable” and “reprehensible” actions.
http://www.politico.com/magazine/sto...of-1816-214869
Same as it ever was. Our democracy is as vibrant now as it was back then.
__________________
"We have met the enemy and he is us."
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-06-2017, 11:15 PM
donquixote99's Avatar
donquixote99 donquixote99 is offline
Ready
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 12,482
Who told both you and Dondillion to use the 'vibrant democracy' meme?
__________________
LOVE PEOPLE.USE THINGS
don't get mixed up on this
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-07-2017, 02:48 AM
MrPots MrPots is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 3,142
Quote:
Originally Posted by nailer View Post
Same as it ever was. Our democracy is as vibrant now as it was back then.
Gerrymandering makes for a very dull democracy. Stacking the deck against the will of the voters.

And there are the easily hackable vote counting machines that oddly, seem to be to only computers in the country "never hacked".
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:23 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.