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Why Does The Left Hate Democracy?

Former Obama budget director opined:http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/maga…
North Carolina governor believes:http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_t…
She was not joking folks. You do not joke about suspending democratic elections in the USA.
I also believed something to the effect that Obama said his job would be easier if he were a dictator more than once.

Can Someone Tell Me If I Got These Rite?

Which was not a result of the construction of the Erie Canal?
Construction boomed along the canal route.
The cost of transporting goods dropped significantly.
Federal financing became more readily available.—-
Employment opportunities grew, especially for immigrants.
What invention changed the nature of communication and commerce in the first half of the nineteenth century?
Franklin’s printing press
Bell’s telephone
Morse’s telegraph——
Volta’s battery
Who won both the popular vote and a plurality of electoral votes in 1824, but did not become president?
Henry Clay
John C. Calhoun
Andrew Jackson—-
John Quincy Adams
A crisis erupted in the 1830s over nullification. What was nullification?
the Supreme Court declaring laws to be unconstitutional
the result of a presidential veto that Congress failed to override
the idea that states could change their votes in Congress within 10 days—-
the idea that states could declare federal legislation invalid, prevent its enforcement, and secede
What legislation was passed in 1830 relocating the “five civilized tribes” from their lands in the east to others further west?
Indian Removal Act—-
Native American Relocation Act
Jackson Clay Indian Compromise Bill
Cherokee Land Grant Act
Which phrase best describes “Jacksonian Democracy”?
against slavery and for Native Americans
states’ rights above all
three branches with equal strength—-
a powerful president for the common man
Why did people immigrate to the United States in the nineteenth century?
women’s rights and religious freedom
gold, potatoes, and the right to vote
fertile land, jobs, and the chance for a better life—-
rich water sources, high wages, and labor protection
Which does not describe the North in the early 1800s?
rapidly growing cities
widespread commercial agriculture—
new factories being built
immigrants seeking jobs
What was the purpose of the Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments?
to state the case for women’s rights—–
to declare the emotional issues behind women’s rights
to ask men to join the crusade for women’s rights
to explain to New Yorkers why women should get the vote
Which was the chief goal of the Compromise of 1850?
to resolve Texas statehood issues
to preserve the balance between slave states and free states—-
to preserve the Union
to improve the economy in both the North and the South
35. What idea best explains the different views of the North and the South about slavery?
The North believed in equality for blacks, and the South felt blacks were inferior.
The North believed that slavery was wrong, and the South did not.—-
The South wanted a slave labor system, and the North wanted a free labor system.
The South wanted the North to help with the economic impact of eliminating slavery.
What was the basis for forming the Republican Party?
make states more fiscally responsible—-
unite Southerners under a pro-slavery platform
create manufacturing jobs in the South
unite several Northern antislavery coalitions
Which man was not an abolitionist?
John Brown—-
Stephen Douglas
Frederick Douglass
William Lloyd Garrison
Which was one of the findings of the Supreme Court in the Dred Scott decision?
Slavery was illegal.—-
Slaves were citizens.
Slaves were property.
Slavery was a choice each state could make.
Which state seceded first and why?
Virginia because it wanted Richmond to be the Confederate capital
South Carolina because it planned to attack Fort Sumter
Virginia because it planned to attack Washington, D.C.
South Carolina because it believed the federal government violated its obligations to the states—–
Which side appeared to be stronger at the beginning of the Civil War?
the South because of its many miles of railroad tracks
the North because of its well-established government—-
the South because of its agriculture and food supply
the North because it could trade textiles for firearms
My answers are the ones that have —- next to them.

Did Europe Support North During American Civil War?

There is a whole host of information at the link I have provided concerning the various governments position at various times during the conflict, however in essence Britain and France supported the South while Czarist Russia supported the North, though no physical aid was actually provided.
Britains position was complicated. It wanted Southern cotton for its mills, but also required grain from the North due to a series of poor harvests.
Britain and France were monarchies and viewed the South as similar. The South was, after all, an aristocracy, and the fact that it had a broad democratic base was easily overlooked at a distance of three thousand miles. Europe’s aristocracies had never been happy about the prodigious success of the Yankee democracy.
The Southern nation was based on the institution of chattel slavery-a completely repugnant anachronism by the middle of the nineteenth century. Neither the British nor the French people would go along with any policy that involved fighting to preserve slavery. But up to the fall of 1862 slavery was not an issue in the war. The Federal government had explicitly declared that it was fighting solely to save the Union. If a Southern emissary wanted to convince Europeans that they could aid the South without thereby aiding slavery, he could prove his case by citing the words of the Federal President and Congress. As far as Europe was concerned, no moral issue was involved; the game of power politics could be played with a clear conscience.
Outright war with England nearly took place in the fall of 1861, when a hot-headed US. naval officer, Captain Charles Wilkes, undertook to twist the lion’s tail and got more of a reaction than anyone was prepared for.
Jefferson Davis had named two distinguished Southerners, James M. Mason of Virginia and John Slidell of Louisiana, as commissioners to represent Confederate interests abroad, Mason in England and Slidell in France. They got out of Charleston, South Carolina, on a blockade-runner at the beginning of October and went via Nassau to Havana, where they took passage for England on the British mail steamer Trent.
Precisely at this time U.S.S. San Jacinto was returning to the United States from a long tour of duty along the African coast.. She put in at a Cuban port, looking for news of Confederate commerce raiders which were reported to be active in that vicinity, and there her commander, Captain Wilkes, heard about Mason and Slidell. He now worked out a novel interpretation of international law. A nation at war (it was generally agreed) had a right to stop and search a neutral merchant ship if it suspected that ship of carrying the enemy’s dispatches. Mason and Slidell, Wilkes reasoned, were in effect Confederate dispatches, and he had a right to remove them. So on November 8, 1861, he steamed out into the Bahama Channel, fired twice across Trent’s bows, sent a boat’s crew aboard, collared the Confederate commissioners, and bore them off in triumph to the United States, where they were lodged in Fort Warren, in Boston Harbor. Wilkes was hailed as a national hero. Congress voted him its thanks, and Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles, ordinarily a most cautious mortal, warmly commended him.
But in England there was an uproar which almost brought on a war. The mere notion that Americans could halt a British ship on the high seas and remove lawful passengers was intolerable. Eleven thousand regular troops were sent to Canada, the British fleet was put on a war footing, and a sharp note was dispatched to the United States, demanding surrender of the prisoners and a prompt apology.
In the fall of 1863 two Russian fleets entered American waters, one in the Atlantic and one in the Pacific. They put into New York and San Francisco harbors and spent the winter there, and the average Northerner expressed both surprise and delight over the visit, assuming that the Russian Czar was taking this means of warning England and France that if they made war in support of the South, he would help the North. Since pure altruism is seldom or never visible in any country’s foreign relations, the business was not quite that simple. Russia at the time was in some danger of getting into a war with England and France, for reasons totally unconnected with the Civil War in America; to avoid the risk of having his fleets icebound in Russian ports, the Czar simply had them winter in American harbors. If war should come, they would be admirably placed to raid British and French commerce. For many years most Americans believed that for some inexplicable reason of his own the Czar had sent the fleets simply to show his friendship for America.

Why Do Republicans Promote Regulations And Layers Of Bureaucracy In Voting And Not The Environment?

Voter ID just creates another hoop to jump through. Many people won’t vote because of the difficulty in getting an ID. This is clearly aimed at Democrat voters who are shut in, can’t get to the DMV, can’t fill out forms, or don’t have cars. However, if the same layers of regulations were applied to Exxon or oil companies, they would get all uppity about how their rights are all violated. Can you imaging if North Carolina imposed more inspections for gas stations to prevent spills from gas tanks?

North Carolina Governor Calls For Elections To Be Suspended In 2012 So Government Can “focus On Jobs”. Agree?

North Carolina’s Democrat Governor Beverly Perdue has called for elections to be suspended in 2012.
Perdue: Suspend congressional elections
A head-scratcher out of the Tar Heel state this afternoon: Gov. Bev Perdue suggests suspending congressional elections for two years.
From The News & Observer:
Speaking to a Cary rotary club today, N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue suggested suspending Congressional elections for two years so that Congress can focus on economic recovery and not the next election.
“I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that,” Perdue said. “You want people who don’t worry about the next election.”
http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/27/nc-governor-recommends-suspending-democracy-to-focus-on-jobs/
Agree or disagree with her?