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A New "Fuhrer?"

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Journo13, Oct 17, 2010.

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  1. Journo13

    Journo13 Member

  2. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I bet the numbers would be similar in most European countries and the U.S. Just substitute leader with power to enact laws with Fuhrer.
  3. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Exactly my thought. Drop "fuhrer" and the US number would be higher.
  4. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Austria's much odder, and a huge contributing factor. No accident Adolph was Austrian.
  5. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Kind of like everyone loves the backup quarterback, right?
  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    The percentage would be low in the United States right now because of who is President.

    It would have been high in the United States from 2001-08.
  7. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    I think it would skyrocket right now.

    Go out and ask people if they would support centralizing power behind a good Christian who would make sure non-Christians have less influence. Bet you the number is higher than 13%.
  8. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Oh, right, right.

    I was just thinking of the question as, "Would you support the President being able to unilaterally enact enforceable laws?"
  9. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    I think the fact that Americans wanted to make Washington the king of the United States right after winning a war of independence from a monarch shows that there is an inclination for being paternally controlled fighting within most people against their inclinations for personal liberty.

    I know Christopher Hitchens has always maintained that notion.
  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Based on reexamined demographic data, guesstimating that number at about 27%.

    Fortunately, everyone else looks at that 27%, and when that 27% tries to endrun the will of the broad populace and win a general, the 73% goes, "No, no, no" (excepting 2000, but that was what that was).
  11. Azrael

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  12. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    I lived there for 3 years recently and it's a cool country, with the top economy in Europe, I think.
    People there are routinely furious about Russian immigrants who eat up tax-sponsored social welfare help.
    They don't like most Muslims, who usually can be found sticking together and not standing up to decry the "fanatical, violent Muslims."
    There is a wide range of incomes there, but the most can at least call themselves middle class.
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