How do you feel about Democrats boycotting the inauguration?
I don't really care who's going and who isn't. Just get the inauguration over and done with so everyone shuts up about it.
I think it shows just how little they care about America and our traditions, and how maybe it is time they got out of Washington and went home.
This has nothing to do with them honoring President-Elect Trump, it is all about the peaceful passing of power.
For some, this could be a decision they may latter regret.
Mike -- you are right about what it is all about. But don't we have to recognize that their "boycott" is a very peaceful objection. I kind of think of it like they are putting their picture up on the wall in the Post Office. Now we know for sure.
But that boycott encourages other people to have riotous protests.
Dang Mike, you may be right about some sort of enabling empowerment influence. But I think those nasty violent idiots are just criminals with a stage. A reason to rob a liquor store or get a selfie beating someone up. Let's see about women's marches.
Were the video segments showing masked men and women throwing bricks, breaking windows, and setting a car on fire outside the Washington Post real events, or was it fake news?
I think that it is childish and that is why they call it a BOY cott. The inauguration is for the office, and not the person. It divides the country even more than it has been divided in the last 28 years.
We need to clip the wings off of both parties, and maybe unification instead of division might result.
I guess Stronger together was Bernie Supporters, and HRC supporters not the country. Delete, fold but don't spindle. lol
It is not their right to burn cars, throw bricks at people, threaten lives.
Tamara, if anyone thinks for a moment that criminal acts against people of property is a right and linked to actual politics they are delusional. Actually from a logistics point of view it is a perfect cover for criminals to violate the law.
I agree, Eric, they are "False Flag" covers for political actions.
I think it is disrespectful! We have a democratic process in this country. We have elections. Sometimes our favored candidates win sometimes they lose. Regardless, show good sportsmanship and respect the office of the presidency. Stop behaving like children fighting in the sandbox over who gets to play with the toy.
In a democratic country the person with the most votes wins. The US is not a democratic country.
Interesting notion Peter. One time I really looked that up from Socrates to Alan Dershowitz and I just could not find any rule that says you are right on that most votes concept. But it does seem we are a Republic.
What June is saying is that we have a democratic process by which we elect our leaders; she's not suggesting that we're a democracy.
I agree, people seem to forget, or don't know the difference between a pure Democracy and a Democratic Republic.
Who cares? The man won, inaugurate him and let him start doing his job. The media perpetuates things that are really irrelevant. Lets get it over with already.
It is kind of cool. There are people just adamantly opposed to this man. And we know there are some spewing "violent words" and speaking in inciting manner. There are actually families estranged over the shift in direction of the country. We know that there are those so filled with hate that controlling themselves is hanging by a very thin thread.
And so these folks and their leaders are protesting in a peaceful way. Making their points and drawing attention to themselves and their issues.
We will see tomorrow that it is not the ones "boycotting" that show disrespect to our peaceful 200+ years of transition of power and our democratic traditions. By it's very nature violence is not peaceful. The disrespect they show will be against the greatest symbol of freedom yet known to man.
It is a foolish and dangerous. It emboldens and encourages those who would, continue to, divide the people and the nation. As elected officials their first duty is the to the constitution and the people and not petty political differences.
It is worthwhile to note that over the history of the USA 3 former Presidents did not attend the inauguration of their successors so the Democrats, that are boycotting the ceremony, have historical precedent. The actions of those Presidents were, in my opinion, foolish and petty as well.
The people have spoken and the Electoral College has voted. The election is over!. This does not mean the Democrats should end their objections or opposition to the new administration, that is to be expected and indeed necessary in our system, but is does mean they move on with the business of governing and stop the "incitement". It is a slippery slope they are on and control can not always be guaranteed.
True but they shouldn't be an impediment to the country and the people by vowing to disrupt the Trump presidency. imo, it is a flagrant disregard of the oath they took when they got into office.
BOC, They took an oath to protect the constitution but they aren't doing it because parties are unconstitutional. The Constitution doesn't require anyone except those taking part in the ceremony to be present, attending it is only a tradition.
I have no feeling either way, all of We The People have the right to express their opinion concerning any matter even though they be a public official.
True but what about all of the people they are being paid to represent? They are now elected public officials and they have a duty to perform their jobs to the best of their abilities. This ceremony is part of that job.
The people they SUPPOSE to represent aren't represented, they represent Corporate interest, not people, so there people they supposed to represent are not getting representation so should they why care? The laws passed are for corporations.
They have the right to do so, but it only undermines their future ability to work with Trump.
Who cares would be my first response......
The Democrats have really used peer pressure hard this election cycle and I think many people on the inside chose to side with the Party in order to preserve any semblance of a future for their careers. Just another example of how the Democrats routinely put their Party and personal ambitions ahead of the nation; and they wonder why since Obama was elected that they continually lose seats al all levels of Federal and State government. The argument about how many people were in the crowd is the "end game" to their false narrative of "not my President."
http://hubpages.com/politics/HOW-TO-GOV … TUTIONALLY suggests parties are unconstitutional and the DOJ docket # 3758011 is suggesting something might be done about parties and unconstitutional elections period.
My answer to this is simple. Those Democrats in official and high ranking positions who would ordinarily be expected to attend a ceremony like this, most certainly should all have been there in attendance - it's a tradition and a part of democracy - the respect owed for the electoral process and the Office of the Presidency, NOT the individual who holds that office.
As far as the general public is concerned, there is nothing wrong in not attending the inauguration of a guy who is seriously immoral, seriously flawed in much of his thinking, and seriously dangerous to the world. I wouldn't want to be anywhere near him, unless it is to have the opportunity to tell him how most right-minded people in other free-thinking democracies regard him.
When you say right thinking do You mean as opposed to wrong thinking?
Yes - I know Phoenix we disagree about what's right and what's wrong in this regard
Actually we'd even disagree about what's right and what's left! In the UK I'm a right of centre Conservative supporter. In America I'd be regarded as liberal
You have a good answer other than that detail. You are very amicable. I will make yours Best Answer with that tiny reservation.
Thank you very much Phoenix! As I say, I know from previous forums / Q & As, that we differed politically on the election, so that's especially appreciated. Cheers and best wishes. Alun
Thanks for your contribution Mr Greensleeves.
Cool to hear from you Greensleeves. Phoenix you picked the right one. I don't agree with the attack but I get it and it has merit. Obedience of the law is the greatest freedom. Let us keep our officials obedient.
Thanks Eric. Perhaps I could have toned down the attack, but I do really dislike most of what Mr Trump stands for. However, he has been democratically elected, and that must be respected. And as such I denounce any violent or illegal forms of protest
Greensleeves, I agree with Phoenix's 2nd reply and think you should consider what http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy … d-and-Evil has to say.
I like this. In polite discourse we narrow the divide.I definitely respect you folks.
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