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About jvikings1

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    Nicholasville, KY, USA
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    politics (especially American and European), history, sports, trivia, Brexit, Euroscepticism, Nigel Farage, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Matt Bevin, UKIP, Republican Party

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  1. Syria

    1. The WPA is an excuse used by some in favor of the attack. However, it doesn't apply to this situation. I am specifically referring to Congress's exclusive ability to authorize force in instances such as this. Also, just because something is ignored doesn't mean it's right to ignore it. 2. What would the purpose in testing Trump be? 3. I don't need a point to go along with the question of what the airstrikes actually do.
  2. Syria

    I have a few questions regarding the strikes. 1. Were they constitutional? I'd argue that they were not. Congress has not authorized force, and the US wasn't in any immediate danger. 2. Did Assad actually use chemical weapons during this latest alleged attack? I'm skeptical because of the fact that it wouldn't make any sense. Why would he do that even after Trump stated that the US was going to withdraw? Unless he's just some idiot that knows nothing of geopolitics, he wouldn't have done something like that. 3. What are these strikes actually going to do?
  3. General Historical Scenarios Update

    Sounds good
  4. General Historical Scenarios Update

  5. General Historical Scenarios Update

    I would be fine with you making the changes (or at least starting on them). I'll probably use most (if not all) of your suggestions, so the changes you would probably make would be right in line with what I would be editing.
  6. General Historical Scenarios Update

    I'm going to add them when I get the time. However, I'm currently in the middle of taking 18 hours worth of college classes, so my free time is limited. This combined with extracurricular activities and time spent hanging out with friends doesn't leave me much to work on the scenario. Although, I hope to put in work over the summer with the suggestions that Vcczar made.
  7. Building a Good Presidential Cabinet

    Love seeing 2 great politicians from Kentucky on the list.
  8. I used a map that I got from @Conservative Elector 2. Although, you can use my KY governor 2015 scenario as a base so you don't have to go put all 120 counties in again.
  9. Presidential Ranker Excel

    @vcczar I'll do this once I get around to it. Midterms are finishing up (I have 1 more on Thursday), so I'm going to have a little more free time for a little bit leading into spring break.
  10. Eurosceptic UK

    2001 Election: Labor: 49.1% 454 Tories: 28.2% 135 Lib Dems: 14.3% 26 DUP (post merger with UUP): 1.2% 17 UKIP: 1.5% 14 SNP 2.2% 6 PC: 0.5% 4 Independent: 1.5% 2 SF: 0.3% 1 SDLP: 0.4% 0 Green: 0.2% 0 BNP: 0.1% 0 (total collapse from internal fighting and Tyndall's actions) Alliance: 0.2% 0 Slight loses by Labor won't matter much in the ling run. This was a relatively boring result. However, the drastic rise in seats held by the DUP and UKIP is something to note.
  11. He was just re-elected in 2016, so he's in the Senate until 2022. I doubt he primaries Trump unless he continues on this rocky stretch that he's has the past week. My hope is that he'd run for governor in 2023 (or 2024 if they switch the election year).
  12. I agree that the majority of people in DC are detached and unsympathetic to common Americans. But, Rand isn't one that compromises his principles. He won't be running for re-election after his current term is up because of his position on term limits. He hasn't voted for a budget that has passed because of his belief in a balanced budget. A big reason Ron Paul was never doing things, such as filibusters, that Rand does is because the House has different rules than the Senate.
  13. If one accepts this argument, then no action can be taken by the minority in order to advance change. His actions made major news and brought attention to the issue. Things such as the bus boycotts during the civil rights era disadvantaged those who disagreed, but it was still an admirable stand by those demanding equal access. The Continental Congress did things that affected others because they were standing up to the injustices of the British Crown. What makes these things admirable is that they stood up and made points that needed to be made despite knowing of the backlash that would result from those actions.
  14. A government shutdown just refers to nonessential personnel (which is around 30%). This means things such as national parks are closed. But, I'd say it is admirable to stand alone and face criticism from both parties in order to bring awareness to the immortality of pushing trillions of dollars of debt onto the future generations without any plan to reduce that number. He stood alone because the budget that was passed will, in a few years, reach budget deficits in the trillions again.
  15. It's not that surprising that my man Rand is the least likely to fall in line considering his history. I mean, he single-handedly shut down the government for a couple of hours over his fight with the establishment on the budget. Mike Lee is very similar on a lot of things with Rand