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View Poll Results: If you could have a dictator that expressed your political views, would you?
Yes 4 5.19%
Maybe 5 6.49%
No 68 88.31%
Voters: 77. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-19-2017, 03:48 PM
 
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No.

For a real life example, look at Singapore. By most accounts, it's a good place to live, and Lee Kuan Yew was an honest man who cared about his constituents.

I wouldn't live there on a bet. I like it better here, even when enough of my fellow Americans have installed a dishonest jerk as president.
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Old 05-19-2017, 03:49 PM
 
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Not just NO, but HELL NO
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Old 05-19-2017, 03:53 PM
 
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Edit: Who are these people saying "yes"? Seriously?
The Russians?
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:13 PM
 
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Anyone that would answer yes to this is a complete idiot. How ignorant can you be? It should have been a public poll so we would know who the fools are.
Are they though? For quite a few people, Nazi Germany was a pretty good place to live.

To answer the OPs question, no. It would probably be a little hard to make my views into a dictatorship since a pretty significant aspect of my views is the opposite of that... but hey, if it happened, I'd oppose it.
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:28 PM
 
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George Washington.

Oh wait. He actually turn down the chance to be king. So maybe not.

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"that act closing and finishing what had gone before and viewed in connection with it, placed him in a light the most distinguished of any man living, and that he thought him the greatest character of the age."

King George III on George Washington
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:35 PM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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No. Which is why I am very opposed to the current president's corrupt nepotism and attacks on a free press.
Why do you think Trump is a dictator and you didn't think Obama was? How curious. There is far more evidence that Obama would have been a dictator (if he could have been) than Trump. Obama even bragged about going around Congress. He chose not to enforce laws he didn't like, and he changed laws by E.O. (clearly unconstitutional), specifically having to do with his ACA (in case you aren't aware, and you probably aren't, Congress makes law, not the President).
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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Ok so who voted yes??? BOW now!
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:59 PM
 
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Edit: Who are these people saying "yes"? Seriously?
Hillary/Obama supporters showing a rare burst of honesty.
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Kol
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Good god, no.

Yikes.
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:40 PM
 
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A true democracy needs some compromising to be effective, dictatorships don't. If you could have an authoritarian that expressed your political views rule over the country would you chose that?
Again with the birther level "dictator" meme. You do realize this is just going to get flipped 180 the next time a dem is in office and then you'll be squeelin like a pig that it's unfair.

Besides, racists like you* really should be ashamed of yourself.

* - Hlllary supporters per 2008 primaries.

Have you considered counseling for your racism?
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