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    Default Do Americans suspect their government could be easily hijacked?

    I'm watching Jericho like I mentioned in another thread, part of the storyline in the episodes I'm watching is a suspected plot by capitalists/corporations and mercenaries to seized control of the government, I remember a really similar storyline in 24 too in which a group akin to blackwater was going to take over the government and I remember that was also the plot of the movie The Rock.

    My question is do Americans more than anyone else believe that their state is liable to be seized by conspirators?

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    No.

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    It has already been hijacked in a way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burning Rave View Post
    It has already been hijacked in a way.
    By who?

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    They already substantially took it over years ago via the lobbyists. Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 08-205 (2010) was just the final touches in the plan sham.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    By who?
    The highest bidder
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    By who?
    As what spamtar said (Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission) and

    Outside interest groups like Norquist is like a god to republicans. When Norquist says no tax increase, there will be no tax increases. When Norquist say closing tax loophole is a kin to tax increases, republicans would we wary to close tax loopholes. If taking out tax incentives is a kin to tax increases, republicans would be wary about taking out tax incentives.

    It doesn't just extend to the republican party, but that is one of the most extreme examples. There is almost no republican willing to increase tax, even a little bit.

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    This site sure does love to hate on republicans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    This site sure does love to hate on republicans.
    Nope, I just hate how many of them are currently tied to Norquist.

    I can name quite a few republicans I like, that is, if you don't consider them RINOs.

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    No need for conspiracy theories. I've lived in and around Wash DC for most of my life. If you want to know who (and why) the US government has been hijacked just meander down to K Street and various "power resturants" in the city and see who is having dinner with whom: its not a secret conspiracy - its all out in the open.
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