There Is A Shocking Level Of Ignorance Within Our Government Representatives — They Don’t Even Know How To Get Sworn In


Why do we have people in office that don’t know the basics of our laws? How are the ignorant running a nation that could break the world?

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    • You Stated — “It has always been the bible.”

      My Response — Not only is that incorrect but America has a constitution that states a direct separation of church and state.

      Also, to be clear, there is no requirement that members hold anything or put their left hand on anything when they raise their right hand to take the oath of office.

      People do so of their own free will for traditions that have no connection to the laws of the land or to the constitution.

      The bible taught me that the truth shall set you free.

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        • You Stated — “God, Country and family.”

          My Response — Sounds good to me. What does the head of the family have to say on this subject?

          Romans 13:1-2
          13 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.

          And the law says nothing is needed to be sworn in on.

          Sounds like the truth is the best route for a peaceful nation, maybe if we all acknowledged it there would be less conflict.

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  1. We has over the years created so many eddition of the bible it is difficult to comment on bible text.

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  2. The sheer stupidity of many of your politicians (all being Republicans) is extremely worrying for all of us watching the US from other countries.

    You have to end this primary business, because that is the door through which these idiots are flowing onto the public stage.

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    • We could go to a top two primary system but I’m not sure you could get rid of it completely.

      How do they do it where you are?

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      • Well, I’m in Brazil, but I’m Australian, and we have a parliamentary system… which I really think the US should switch to. Very little room for grandstanding, shadow ministers, power spread out. It works well.

        The US does not have a representative democracy. I mean, 4 senators from the Dakotas? What the hell is that? Texas gerrymandering, as an example, has ensured the minority will remain in power.

        But again, these utterly insane politicians you now have really worry us out here looking in.

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        • I agree but I would also add that Australia seems to be starting the same crazy QAnon rhetoric.

          Just saying

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          • Yeah, there is silliness afoot. It’s Facebook and Sky News (the Australian Fox, also owned by Murdoch). My mum, who’s quite conservative, says she can hardly talk to many of her (also conservative) friends today because they’ve gone completely nuts on politics/fear/conspiracies. She says they’ve become unrecognisable. These are people who for decades have been likeminded friends. The only difference today is that my mum doesn’t watch Sky, and doesn’t use Facebook. That’s it.

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            • I love sky news! I don’t remember seeing any of that crazy ultra right wing stuff on sky but maybe it’s changed since I last saw it.

              Just so you know, that qanon stuff sounds silly but the followers are dangerously addicted and they will disrupt your society. You guys should nip it in the bud now before you end up like us.

              Just saying

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            • Dear Alex Sutton (Lander7) and John Zande,

              Thank you for all of your comments and insights. I can’t agree with you more about the threats posed by QAnon. Some members in certain groups tend to form cliques, thus amplifying problems when things go awry or when conflicts or misunderstandings occur. They also seem to be living in their information bubbles, which reinforce their ignorance, worldviews, opinions and biases.

              Australia’s leading Investigative journalism program entitled FOUR CORNERS has covered at least twice the many dark sides of Facebook in recent years. More recently, FOUR CORNERS covers QAnon, and later features the fallouts of Fox News in a two-part series, each lasting 45 minutes.

              FOUR CORNERS airs on Monday nights at 8.30pm on ABC and is repeated on Tuesdays at 10:00am and on Wednesdays at 11:20pm.
              Another big issue that has really bothered me is the rather wanton and undiscriminating ways in which social media users use and share quotes.

              My own take on QAnon has been discussed in detail in my extensive and analytical post entitled “💬 Misquotation Pandemic and Disinformation Polemic: 🧠 Mind Pollution by Viral Falsity 🦠“. The following is an extract of my views on the matter:

              The impacts of social contest and cultural tribalism have arrived not just in the open as torrents of toxic political rhetoric and vehement campaigns fighting over ideology, attention, power, profit and status, but also by stealth as subterranean streams of Viral Falsity flowing beneath the hotbed of extremism embraced by increasingly sophisticated hackers, hoaxers and haters, whose tactical and ideological variants have continued to emerge and converge in the (production, discussion and distribution of) apocryphal myths, factoids and falsehoods proliferating in fake news, alternative facts, conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, astroturfing operations and front organizations to the point of rivalling, outnumbering or replacing conventional streams of verified news, authoritative data, expert information and institutionalized facts. Concentrated by filter bubbles, intensified by echo chambers and reverberated by confirmation bias, conformity bias and ingroup favouritism, the (trans)formative power of apocryphal myths, factoids and falsehoods constituting the predominant narrative and major currency of discourse within the purview of cultural tribalism and ideological segregation online and offline lies not only in its profound influence on people’s opinions, worldviews, ethical norms and life journeys, but also in its ability to reshape the psyche and moral universe of even an entire generation. The symbolic embodiments and social manifestations of such a determinative power both function as projections of people’s resentment, grievance and existential angst, and reflect (people’s reactions and (mal)adaptations towards) the inherent tensions of a facile and labile, dissonant and turbulent, cynical and critical, aggressive and competitive, adversarial and polarized age. It is an age in which dramatically more citizens embrace or exploit misquotations and disinformation so readily and unswervingly that they have no qualms in supporting actions and outcomes that are not only fundamentally unjust or morally reprehensible but also markedly inimical to people’s social wellbeing and democratic rights. It is an age prominently perpetuating or exacerbating widespread wishful thinking, ignorance, illusion, misbelief, fear, suspicion, paranoia, distrust, anxiety, anger, hatred, resentment, vindictiveness, spite, bigotry, idolatry and fanaticism within and between the myriad aspects of human nature and the problematic manifestations of the human condition, whose mounting volatility and menacing ramifications seem to imitate and rival those of anthropogenic activities and climate change that ultimately result in ecological collapse or ecosystem collapse.

              Worse still, the former POTUS is planning to launch his own social media network ironically titled “TRUTH Social”.

              Yours sincerely,
              SoundEagle

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