[ExI] Who has a vote that counts?

Will Steinberg steinberg.will at gmail.com
Sun Aug 2 17:59:14 UTC 2020

How can you so confidently say that 4 more years of Trump means the
constitution and bill of rights will be gone?!  That's such a strong
statement.  What is your rationale for that?  I think it would be bad, but
saying "We will 100% chance have no constitution" is just about the
strongest statement you could make.

You were wrong about the same thing happening over the past four years.

Unlike Spike, I don't necessarily consider the constitution as strong as an
anvil in a vacuum.  However, it is supported by and supports all political
and social contracts in this country, much like a tree generates roots, but
the tensile strengthen of the roots keeps the tree standing.

It is not easy to get rid of the constitution.  It is a worry that it will
be amended in some bad way, but it is hardly a guarantee that it will be
anulled.  It is silly to say that.

On Sun, Aug 2, 2020, 12:42 John Clark via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 2, 2020 at 11:59 AM spike jones via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> > *My mistake, you didn’t specify nuclear war.  Only a possible “
>> extinction level event.”*
> And I stand by that statement! The fact that a man as unstable and
> ignorant as Donald J Trump has control of thousands of H-Bombs has every
> day for the last 3 1/2 years increased the likelihood that another
> Chicxulub level Extinction event will occur. It hasn't happened yet but
> each day he remains in power increases the chance that it will. But the
> odds are on our side, even if Trump is reelected I would estimate there's a
> 75% chance such a disaster will NOT happen and you and everybody you know
> or have even heard of will NOT be vaporized in the next 4 years. But even
> if Humans survive there's virtually no chance the US Constitution or
> anything in the Bill Of Rights would survive, not even the most important
> part, or at least the most important part to most Trump fans, the second
> amendment.
> By the way, even many Trump supporters were absolutely horrified by his
> comments about delaying the election, but I'm sure that didn't bother you
> one teeny tiny bit, I'm sure you can find some excuses for them, I can't
> imagine what they would be but you're always good at finding excuses for
> Trump.
> John K Clark
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