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Should Parkinsons be disqualifying for Presidency?: 9/12/2016 18:47:46


[REGL] Pooh 
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Yes, we've had President's afflicted by Polio, unbeknownst to much of the public at the time. However, should the public be made aware of significant medical conditions before an election?

Purely a hypothetical question... not that either one of our three candidates has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.
Should Parkinsons be disqualifying for Presidency?: 9/12/2016 18:52:52


Spenglerian Traditionalist
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we all know shillary might have parkinsons, but in reality in shes been having seizures for months. Yes epilepsy should disqualify you. We need a physically fit leader.
Should Parkinsons be disqualifying for Presidency?: 9/12/2016 20:16:03


Stewie
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We need a physically fit leader.


*physically fit and with good shoe dodging skills.

on topic... I agree with Karl, leaders must be physically fit and mentally stable with the latter being more important.
Should Parkinsons be disqualifying for Presidency?: 9/12/2016 21:45:29


Bactrian Emperor
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Mentally stable takes priority.

FDR got polio, but managed to be one of the most well-like presidents in the United States.

Then again, if a president has diabetes, but is mentally stable, I see no reason to stop them.
Should Parkinsons be disqualifying for Presidency?: 9/12/2016 21:48:33


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FDR was a terrible president, idk why you'd use him as an example
Should Parkinsons be disqualifying for Presidency?: 9/12/2016 21:55:20


Bactrian Emperor
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He got the US out of one of the worst economic periods in world history. He proceeded to hold 3 terms, mobilized the US to WWII, and remained loved by the people.

Saving the nations economy, winning a war, and popular support. All seem like rather reasonable reasons to elect someone.
Should Parkinsons be disqualifying for Presidency?: 9/12/2016 21:55:57


Leibstandarte (Vengeance)
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^
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Edited 9/12/2016 21:56:12
Should Parkinsons be disqualifying for Presidency?: 9/12/2016 21:56:34


Spenglerian Traditionalist
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''He got the US out of one of the worst economic periods in world history''

made it worse

''He proceeded to hold 3 terms''

so what?

'' mobilized the US to WWII''

unnecessary
Should Parkinsons be disqualifying for Presidency?: 9/12/2016 22:04:06


Major General Smedley Butler
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Mmm, Karl's been letting his troll persona slip a lot more lately
Should Parkinsons be disqualifying for Presidency?: 9/12/2016 22:14:41


Bactrian Emperor
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How did he make it worse? Unemployment went down, the entire US population bought bonds for WWII, and by the end of it, the United States was the most industrialized nation on the planet.

When he died, US enemployment was at 2%, produced equipment faster than any nation. The military was desegregated, women poured into factories by the millions, his Fireside radio shows were watched by most Americans, and I doubt there was a better way to get the US out of the mess it was in.

I'd like to see any other leader attempt to raise hundreds of millions in bonds out of a willing population.
Should Parkinsons be disqualifying for Presidency?: 9/12/2016 22:22:58


Stewie
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^ this

I'm by no means a FDR supporter, but saying his policies turned US economy from already-wreck to something worse without solid proof is just not gonna cut it.
Should Parkinsons be disqualifying for Presidency?: 9/12/2016 22:24:06


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''How did he make it worse? Unemployment went down''

inflation was worse and inflation is more relevant than unemployment.
Should Parkinsons be disqualifying for Presidency?: 9/12/2016 22:24:49


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stewie you have to prove he improved the state of the average american.

Edited 9/12/2016 22:25:17
Should Parkinsons be disqualifying for Presidency?: 9/12/2016 22:26:34


Жұқтыру
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Tsh this weird conserve trying to shield what is easily one of the worst American presidents there is.

All of what you're saying is something that Gim Sung did way back.

Unemployment went down to 0%. Almost every Korean denizen helps fund their state. He brought Korea out of little more than a Japanese colony to a strong and industrial country for its size. His approval in polls was 100%. At his death, unemployment was still at 0%, almost all of Pyongyang and more beyond came to his funeral. He brought legal equality to all sexes and races, he brought free healthcare and kept the environment clean.

Wow Franklin Roosevelt is a small twig of what Gim Sung was.

F. Roosevelt may have made his country strong - and so have many other ruthless and awful leaders, that are given somewhat a free pass since they slayed the big evil, Germany and Japan.

But with making his country strong, did he make the American lifestyle worse or better?

Edited 9/12/2016 22:29:46
Should Parkinsons be disqualifying for Presidency?: 9/12/2016 22:30:33


Stewie
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inflation was worse and inflation is more relevant than unemployment.


http://acb26d91ffd70289a984-9fe58673bddbc058b8f0b77e0094f82c.r48.cf2.rackcdn.com/17E20B8F-D144-4464-A393-2CF460E1A5C2.jpg

yes inflation did occur but not on mega-rates, and considering the state US economy was in I think it was a necessary measure.


stewie you have to prove he improved the state of the average american.


http://www.ritholtz.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/avg-income-2006.jpg

and besides, since when you did the start thinking about the state of the average americans? I thought the health of state was superior to individual lives for you, given your fascist status.
Should Parkinsons be disqualifying for Presidency?: 9/12/2016 22:33:31


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that income chart isn't adjusted for inflation
Should Parkinsons be disqualifying for Presidency?: 9/12/2016 22:36:41


Stewie
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yes but it's not necessary, average income has been on rise since 1934 and there was a deflation in ~1939 so it would eventually raise the average standards.
Should Parkinsons be disqualifying for Presidency?: 9/12/2016 22:38:40


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the real income is actually lower now than in the past, in the 50s you could pay off a house with an entry level position.
Should Parkinsons be disqualifying for Presidency?: 9/12/2016 22:39:15


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Stewie, don't bother.

He wants a god-emperor that will kill all his enemies and take all his rights, except not, because this god-emperor would be him, even though there might be millions of people with better experience to be god-emperor, but even if so, he'd somehow be recognized out of billions, and be a noble.

topkek. Go back to Rome you plebeian.
Should Parkinsons be disqualifying for Presidency?: 9/12/2016 22:40:49


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''because this god-emperor would be him''

nice shitpost but I want to die for Savoy family.
Should Parkinsons be disqualifying for Presidency?: 9/12/2016 23:03:40


Stewie
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the real income is actually lower now than in the past, in the 50s you could pay off a house with an entry level position.


proof? actually, don't even bother; even if that's true FDR died in '45, what's him got to do with this?

also I really wonder the answer of this question;

and besides, since when did you start thinking about the state of the average americans? I thought the health of state was superior to individual lives for you, given your fascist status.


Edited 9/13/2016 00:47:51
Should Parkinsons be disqualifying for Presidency?: 9/12/2016 23:29:06


Major General Smedley Butler
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All of what you're saying is something that Gim Sung did way back.

Unemployment went down to 0%. Almost every Korean denizen helps fund their state. He brought Korea out of little more than a Japanese colony to a strong and industrial country for its size. His approval in polls was 100%. At his death, unemployment was still at 0%, almost all of Pyongyang and more beyond came to his funeral. He brought legal equality to all sexes and races, he brought free healthcare and kept the environment clean.


Mmm, and zero taxation, best leader.
Should Parkinsons be disqualifying for Presidency?: 9/13/2016 00:03:21


Жұқтыру
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April 1 is a holiday there, actually, when the last tax, income tax, was ended (on April 1, 1974).
Should Parkinsons be disqualifying for Presidency?: 9/13/2016 01:25:20


Rogue Nikolai Krogius
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FDR illegally imprisoned thousands of Japanese-Americans, including women and children, stripping them of their rights without due process and threatened to shoot them should they try to escape all while covering it up from the media and silencing anybody who tried to speak out against it.

This automatically disqualifies him from being a good president.

Additionally, he didn't win the war. As a strict capitalist I will admit that the USSR won WW2. The Russians kept the vast majority of the German army occupied and the VAST MAJORITY of German causalities were taken on soviet soil. By the time D-Day happened the Germans were in full retreat through Belarus. The only adversary that America played a pivotal role in defeating was Japan and that was hardly a difficult task.

There is also significant evidence that the economy had not made a full recovery but had just stagnated in a deplorable state (kind of like how it is now) and it wasn't until WW2 that it started booming again.

Edited 9/13/2016 01:27:30
Should Parkinsons be disqualifying for Presidency?: 9/13/2016 01:31:11


Major General Smedley Butler
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FDR illegally imprisoned thousands of Japanese-Americans, including women and children, stripping them of their rights without due process and threatened to shoot them should they try to escape all while covering it up from the media and silencing anybody who tried to speak out against it.

+120,000

Additionally, he didn't win the war. As a strict capitalist I will admit that the USSR won WW2. The Russians kept the vast majority of the German army occupied and the VAST MAJORITY of German causalities were taken on soviet soil. The only adversary that America played a pivotal role in defeating was Japan and that was hardly a difficult task.

+1, Council Band defintely won it.
Should Parkinsons be disqualifying for Presidency?: 9/13/2016 05:41:47


[TNW] Commander Vimes
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Additionally, he didn't win the war. As a strict capitalist I will admit that the USSR won WW2. The Russians kept the vast majority of the German army occupied and the VAST MAJORITY of German causalities were taken on soviet soil. By the time D-Day happened the Germans were in full retreat through Belarus. The only adversary that America played a pivotal role in defeating was Japan and that was hardly a difficult task.

No. Hitler won WW2 for the allies with his supreme incompetence. Examples include invading the USSR, converting jet fighters to bombers, and demanding that almost every bomber had to have dive capability.

Yes, we've had President's afflicted by Polio

Interesting grammar.
Should Parkinsons be disqualifying for Presidency?: 9/13/2016 05:56:09


Leibstandarte (Vengeance)
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@Rogue Nikolai Krogius


Finally.
Should Parkinsons be disqualifying for Presidency?: 9/13/2016 06:22:48


Gen. NumbNuts
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Any disease that is considered life threatening should disqualify imo. No sense electing a new president only to find out they have a a year or two to live. It simply messes up things that are going through the works. Anything important that requires time will be put on hold for god knows how long. Nothing will get done the rest of the term.

Any mental instability issues should disqualify a candidate for presidency. That should be a given and not debated. Any big name that pushes for a mentally unstable person has a second agenda. Hell, all big names have a second agenda. A mentally unstable president just makes it worse.
Should Parkinsons be disqualifying for Presidency?: 9/13/2016 22:24:42


Жұқтыру
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Any disease that is considered life threatening should disqualify imo.


Isn't this why there are underpresidents? And after that, Head Law? There's a whole list, I think. If they're thought to be the best for the job, even if their holding of that job is going to be small, they should have the chance to do it.

Any mental instability issues should disqualify a candidate for presidency.


Donald Trump has cognitive dissonance, please disqualify.

Besides brain illness being often hard to mean and subjective, this could potentially be wielded just to shut up folk in brain illness healing buildings that are "out of politic liking".
Should Parkinsons be disqualifying for Presidency?: 9/13/2016 23:03:09


Major General Smedley Butler
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Mmm, Hillary has some stupidity disease, she attacked the folk in a folkdom, she's obviously not fit to lead.
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