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How a Bitter Election Will End

Walter1776 Wrote: Nov 04, 2012 7:52 AM
The election of 1860 did not move the southern states to violent revolt. It moved seven of them to peaceful separation. One of those seven eventually fired on a tax house which resulted in no loss of life. That was the excuse used by Lincoln to start a violent invasion of those states. That planned violent invasion moved four other southern states to separation to stand with their sister states to resist that violent invasion. I hope you are right that when Obama loses he will quietly accept defeat and peacefully turn over power. I fear he may not be willing to do so. He is, after all, a dictator.
same10 Wrote: Nov 04, 2012 9:12 AM
If he wins or loses. we'll probably see riots.
It seems to have become the American way.
TX Gal Wrote: Nov 04, 2012 9:30 AM
Exactly. Just like the riots we saw in 2008 when he won.

Oh wait, never mind.
DagNabbit Wrote: Nov 04, 2012 9:03 AM
Those seven states abandoned the Union they were part of I order to maintain the practice of horribly violating human rights. They were traitors to the Union, as was the entire Confederacy.
Last month, a New York Times story noted "an extraordinary event" in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. President Mikheil Saakashvili, whose human rights record is not exactly the gold standard, "conceded defeat in parliamentary elections," saying gamely that "democracy works in this way."

It was outwardly unremarkable but without precedent. The human rights organization Freedom House pointed out that in Georgia, "this election marks the first time power has changed hands to a rival party through democratic means and diverts from the authoritarian trend witnessed in many of its former Soviet neighbors."

Any country can hold an election. Any country can...