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Bill Bennett: There’s a reason for the Electoral College

October 24, 2019


  • Reply Redfestiva bo March 20, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    Trump got 306 electoral points wow!

  • Reply Ed March 20, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Yep! Cause without it, the Republicans could never win. Period.

  • Reply rollin' stoned March 20, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    They can die trying that bs!

  • Reply Insight Video March 20, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    The perfect system for criminals would be one that claims to be capitalistic in order to make the most money, but one that is also socialist so that it's easier to steal it all from people. Bennett is completely correct. Democrats are really advocating for a sociocapitalisitc state where they can illicitly maximize profits, and yet plunder and pillage at the same time – and do it all legally.

  • Reply Adem Krasniqi March 20, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    How about this every candidate that is running for president in 2020 need to go thru criminal check , credit check ,and realise tax returns for the last 10 years , no matter democrat or republican , just saying ? so that you don't accidently elect a crooked Democrat for President

  • Reply Rosie GBO March 20, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Dead people and illegal immigrants can't vote in the electoral college. That is why the left wants to abolish it.

  • Reply Brandon Williams March 20, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    The reason we have an electoral college is because they would elect voters to represent them. There wasn't technology to vote like we have today. It should be removed from the Constitution and let the public vote stand.

  • Reply Lesseirg Papers March 20, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Dr bennett implies that the electoral vote creates diversity! LOL

  • Reply darthvader5300 March 20, 2019 at 11:14 pm


  • Reply bill tuqoise March 20, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    The goal is to overthrow the American constitutional system. Don't expect the dems to give up.

  • Reply PX• Riot March 20, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    1 person 1 vote, why should anyone else's vote be worth more or less then mine. That's why the electoral system is busted. Why is the presidential election the only one that uses this dated broken system, The majority is the winner is all other cases but in this election, where the majority can be ignored, yea that sounds fair…

  • Reply petersaturday March 20, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    the population should vote and whoever gets the most votes should win. The EC is outdated, its composed of elites, former politicians etc. it also ensures that the two major parties remain the only choice.

  • Reply JK March 20, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    This is Fake news

  • Reply Ian Richards March 20, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    No possibility of backfire here, folks.

  • Reply Jim Cox March 20, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    Get out of the way and let the Democrats run things Trump is destroying the constitution with nepotism and shotty business practices not to mention the emoluments clause Twitter reviews

  • Reply Jeffrey Bull March 21, 2019 at 12:06 am

    Wise Guys. Very appropriate.

  • Reply Klem Kadidelhopper March 21, 2019 at 12:11 am

    Charlottesville Media….electoral college based on Slave State control…people of color/women had no voting rights…SOS

  • Reply Jeffrey Bull March 21, 2019 at 12:18 am

    Crony, monopoly capitalism will put useless people out to die. I wonder if the people on the street are the children of the weak, the destitute. Socialism does not allow the weak, useless people to die as in Social Darwinism. Socialism encourages the useless to have children.

  • Reply Are See March 21, 2019 at 12:25 am

    If I hear another liberalista say the electoral college was intended to serve the slave states, I'm going to scream as loudly as possible in their ear the following sentence: The Debates in the Constitutional Convention of 1787 make it crystal clear that the small states (ever hear of New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts — we'll throw in South Carolina) wanted a mechanism to be sure their votes counted like those of the large states (NY, PA, VA, NC) so that the more populous States wouldn't run rough shod over the smaller ones. Had nothing whatsoever to do with slavery. Nothing at all. Geez, all you have to do is read Madison's notes taken during the 1787 Convention. Too many people in this country — both sides of the political spectrum — simply have no notion how I system of government works and why it was designed like it was. Mark Twain was right: A man who can read but doesn't has no advantage over a man who can't read.

  • Reply Jeffrey Bull March 21, 2019 at 12:26 am

    The useless people will still not be able to go to college. Off to camps. DARWIN!

  • Reply wagzel March 21, 2019 at 1:28 am

    The electoral college origins are in slavery. Google slavery and the electoral college.

  • Reply bookwormgirl March 21, 2019 at 1:40 am

    Why are the dems allowed to keep changing the constitution, this should NOT be allowed!

  • Reply TheGeminiPanda March 21, 2019 at 2:06 am

    Two things would start the civil war. The abolishment of the 2nd Amendment, or the abolishment of the Electoral college. And I don’t think the side that supports guns will be defeated by people who don’t know what gender they are.

  • Reply ChristianCentury2000 March 21, 2019 at 2:44 am

    Great comments from Dr Bill Bennett! The Electoral College system works! The Founders of our Constitional Republic wanted the Electoral College system for good reasons! And the Electoral College system may even save our Republic from disaster! IF there is sufficient evidence that Donald Trump is a pawn piece or political asset to China and Russia, and Trump enjoys stellar economic figures in 2020 and wins a second term through popular vote count, this is where the Electoral College system can step in and halt a second term for Donald Trump on legitamate grounds of national security! The CIA, FBI, NSA, Secret Service, etc have all warned the Electoral College delegates the dangers of Donald Trump, Political asset for Putin etc. The founders wanted to protect the American people from despots and demagogues…!

  • Reply 88smjls March 21, 2019 at 3:14 am

    The democrats love disenfranchising 10’s of millions of voters.

  • Reply T Floyd March 21, 2019 at 3:16 am

    If the electoral college is eliminated, California and New York will determine who's President from here on out. Seeing how they are democrat strongholds the rest if the country will be permanently screwed.

  • Reply 666sigma March 21, 2019 at 3:50 am

    NTA is responsible for teaching socialism and social justice bigotry to our children.

  • Reply Peter Jermey March 21, 2019 at 4:31 am

    Did anyone else notice the bizarre hypocrisy of condemning Booker for speaking out against monopolies and then immediately complaining that twitter is too powerful for a private company? Apparently holding companies to account is “socialist” if a Democrat does it, but “capitalist” if a Republican does it.

  • Reply Peter Jermey March 21, 2019 at 4:34 am

    I don’t think the problem is the electoral college. The problem is that the Republican Party has given up trying to have broad appeal. A solution could be to change the system so that presidents have to win both the college and the popular vote. NY and LA might not be representative of the country, but the people who live there also have lives that matter. It’s not good enough to only govern for them, but it’s not good enough to govern almost against them either.

  • Reply 1 2 March 21, 2019 at 4:52 am

    The electoral college gives rural areas with lower populations a voice against the larger urban areas with higher populations. It’s no wonder the democrats want to abolish it.

  • Reply Glen Barrett March 21, 2019 at 5:16 am

    the boohoo dems are a joke. good for bill bennett, me too.

  • Reply Tracy Thornton March 21, 2019 at 5:38 am

    Thanks for the info Dr. Bennet

  • Reply whitebeard1957 March 21, 2019 at 6:02 am

    California succeed? Guess we'll have to move the wall. 6th largest economy? Not after everyone leafs from your snowflake state.

  • Reply AngloGuardian March 21, 2019 at 6:42 am

    There was / is a reason for the Naturalization Act of 1790 as well,
    look what happened to that.

  • Reply chris klein March 21, 2019 at 7:03 am

    BILL BENNETT says there’s a reason for the electoral college.

    DEMOCRATS say there’s a reason WE WANT TO GET RID OF the electoral college.

    They want LA and NYC to determine elections which if you eliminated LA, Trump would’ve won the popular vote too.

  • Reply Thomas Gassett March 21, 2019 at 8:50 am

    The Electoral College is safe. Democrats can't just ban it. You need a constitutional amendment passed by 2/3 of the States … most of which would be voting against their own interest. Same with stacking the Supreme Court … they can't do it on their own. It's not going to happen.

    Pushing impossible issues … is like screaming 'We haven't had a good idea in forty years."

  • Reply Michael Kelligan March 21, 2019 at 8:52 am

    The Left KNOWS theres a purpose for the electoral collage,thats why the Democrats want to abolish it…..for votes. You have a keen grasp of the obvious Bill. 😑

  • Reply Michael Kelligan March 21, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Where the hells the judge?

  • Reply Dan Bogardo March 21, 2019 at 8:56 am

    More money needs to be invested into trade schools. No one hires liberal arts teachers. But welders mechanics and truck drivers are in need and would get hired right out of school making 60 to 70K a year.

  • Reply Paul Borchardt March 21, 2019 at 11:44 am

    New York, Illinois, California…….
    All three broke, high taxes, pensions, unions, high property tax, expensive housing…… why would we want these three states controlling the other 47 when they are failing to such a degree that Californians are moving out, Illinoisans are moving out and New Yorkers are moving out of these states.

  • Reply Paul Borchardt March 21, 2019 at 11:51 am

    The left gearing up for 2020…… their candidates are saying……..
    “Medicare for all, free college, college debt forgiveness, legalize pot, infantcide, raise taxes, throw out electoral college, green deal, restructure the Supreme Court, open borders…… they do this and we don’t live in the USA anymore, because doing all these is not our USA. Next will be throwing out the constitution, California seceding and universal income! Crazeeeeee !

  • Reply Phillip Ruland March 21, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Thank god for Bill Bennett!

  • Reply Excelsius Dei March 21, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Out with the electoral college

  • Reply Katherine Richards March 21, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    Bill Bennetts books should be required reading for parents.

  • Reply GREG Torchia March 21, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Is there a reason that 16-year-old shouldn’t be able to vote ???considering they don’t know what time it is ,,,most of the time

  • Reply Dale Orr March 21, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    Move over CNN 🦊 news is heading left.

  • Reply Brandon Szpot March 21, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    People. Do. Not. Vote. By. State. In. A. Popular. Vote.


  • Reply Travis Jordan March 21, 2019 at 7:14 pm


  • Reply My Name is Gladiator March 21, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Ivanka Trump is clueless. Outcome based education is the same crap they've been doing the last 20 years that's worked so well. She is a liberal in sheep's clothing.

  • Reply RALEIGH WOOD March 21, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    fox fake news.

  • Reply David Halseth March 21, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Gotta love all of the brilliant gibberish posited by the Socialists. Suicide by ideology!

  • Reply The Final Bell March 21, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    Republicans wrong once again. If you combine the population of the top 10 biggest cities in the U.S. that still makes up less than 8% of the total population, so the idea that a candidate can just pay attention to the 2 big cities, ignore everyone else and get more popular votes is mathematically ridiculous.

    Oh and Donald Trump won the popular vote in 34 states. Not 49. Good job faux news.

  • Reply samslick90 March 21, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    Give California back to Mexico

  • Reply Ryan Lamp March 22, 2019 at 12:27 am

    Yeah, except Twitter is no longer a private company. Twitter has been a publicly traded company for more than seven years.

  • Reply Kevin Hanes March 22, 2019 at 1:11 am

    Liberals today have IQs of 70!! They are the most unintelligent people totally lacking any critical thinking skills!! Time to just deport them after rounding them up and putting in FEMA camps like Trump will do
    Later this year

  • Reply Ling li March 22, 2019 at 2:47 am

    California and new york is the democrats state of golden eggs. total votes override the smaller populated state combined that is why electoral college was introduce in the constitution. We know how corrupt the LGU on those 2 states

  • Reply Faronthefiddler March 22, 2019 at 3:42 am

    Democrats know what it is for. That is why they want to ditch it.

  • Reply Lapinporokoira March 22, 2019 at 6:25 am

    Back in the day it served a purpose but now with ease of movement in the Country it just gives power to back water states over the voice of the individual.

  • Reply Philly Lady Miami March 22, 2019 at 6:52 am

    Constituation of USA has kept us the greatest nation ever thank you founding Fathers

  • Reply john connor March 22, 2019 at 10:27 am

    If socialism fails in terms of economics, explain China and Vietnam @@? Why haven’t they failed yet ? They kept saying they gonna fail then look at them now. Take it easy guys. Keep it civilized

  • Reply THE MUSIC ENHANCEMENT CHANNEL March 22, 2019 at 10:36 am

    The only thing we need to ban are big mouth progressive Marxists! These sick minded poor losers just can't take their licking they got in the last election so they want to add to their criminal conduct the axing of the electoral college along with their rampant voter fraud.
    It's time for mass deportations of these lawless miscreants along with the illegal immigrants they support! Sick freaks indeed!

  • Reply Paula S March 22, 2019 at 11:02 am

    Kamala Harris & those who want to abolish the Electoral College will never be able to make their case UNLESS they can Also make a case to abolish laws that protect several (other) groups. The Electoral College protects the voting rights of millions of people who do not live in high-density areas such as along the Western and Eastern coastlines of our country. Were it not for the Electoral College, anyone who lives in the largest land areas of our country – their votes and opinions would count for next to nothing, because the high density areas of our country would virtually Rule! That is the justification for the Electoral College. So if Kamala Harris wants to abolish the Electoral College, then she must also make the case to Abolish the laws that protect these classes: the Elderly…. Minors….. the Unborn….. Those protected by sexual discrimination laws… (& more.) Our government is based partly on Fair Representation. Most agree that it would not be fair to have those living in high-density areas to RULE our nation while those who live in rural areas are treated as insignificant. Were it not for those living in rural areas, most of our country would go hungry, for the rural areas are where most of our farmlands are. ‘Don’t Bite the Hand that Feeds You’ – Kamala!

  • Reply davidlott2000 March 22, 2019 at 11:14 am

    the electoral college is the corp.board of directors that elects the president of the corp u s without them it would be 1 person one vote corp. dont elect their ceo,s they appoint them

  • Reply Shadforth W March 22, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    If we abolished the electoral college Donald Trump would change his strategy and win by those rules instead

  • Reply soundmixer March 22, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    Most of those popular votes were from illegals. The 2016 election proves why the electoral college is important. The cheating that went on during the midterm election, the found votes that changed the outcome of elections that had already been called. Without it cheating would decide elections, which is exactly what they want. It's not about what's best for the country it's about cheating to win elections.

  • Reply Lord Fnord March 22, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Lemme guess. To give all those farmers living on the Federal tit twice the voting power of the city folks who pay their welfare?

  • Reply Colleen Punt March 22, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Hillary's popular vote was her rigged voting machines….as soon as they shut down the rigged voting machines Hillary lost….she couldn't draw more than 300 people to her rallies…Tim Kane had two rallies one rally his crowd grew to 24 people, the other grew to 30 people;.  That was the Clinton / Kane popular vote….

  • Reply Q C March 22, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Man. There are literally no lefties in this comment section to troll.

  • Reply Connie Smith March 22, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    States like Pa, Ohio, Virginia, would have no say on who becomes President. If that happens we should refuse to pay federal taxes. Taxation without representation.

  • Reply Kingdom Freedom March 22, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Abolish the electoral college is the onset of tyranny. The Declaration of Independance provides the foundational right to abolish any form of government usurping the free people's will in the form of tyranny within the Constitution. The right to abolish tyranny by the Declaration of Independance preamble to the Bill of Rights. Warren ultimately along with her peers supporting the cessation of the electoral college are advancing tyranny in the nation.

  • Reply Mike Doonsebury March 22, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    No, you moron, there is no longer a reason for the Electoral College. There is no excuse for overturning the will of the people and that's exactly what it's done twice in the last 30 years.

  • Reply KORstone March 22, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    Their has been over 700 attempts since 1787 to change or abolish the electoral college. This isn't a new idea and this isn't something that's going to change anytime soon, especially not before 2020. But it impressive how angry ppl get over things they have spent zero time learning about. So before everyone yells about the system as the see it pertaining to individual 1 understand that only 29 states require electors to stay faithful to the ppl. The other 21 can go rogue and vote against populist. With a popular vote this is would no longer be a possibility.

    The argument about candidates would then only go to big cities and states for votes… they already do…the swing states. They pretty much ignore 40 states that they know they either can't win or can't lose. As for population, yes California and NY have large populations but so does Texas. A popular vote would also reduce candidates of either side from pandering to the agenda of the people who live in the swing states. Policies would become about all Americans not the elderly of Florida, or the manufacturing of Wisconsin and Michigan. All this talk isn't anti trump, it also doesn't mean trump would lose a popular vote. It could actually benefit him. Let's wait until 2024 so we can have a real talk about our voting and electing system so we can better this country for all of us who live here. And let's not forget that we the people are who actually make America great not the people we elected.

  • Reply Lost Cause March 22, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    @ 4:23 Isn't it ironic that the Rebublicans are wondering how the government can control it…Bravo, fools, that's a Socialist impulse, to have power and control a public utility.

  • Reply Glenn Zarmanov March 23, 2019 at 6:47 am

    Normal Americans: There's a reason for law and order. That's why America is a Republican form of government, not a direct democracy, which boils down to mob rule.

  • Reply legion lowrey March 23, 2019 at 6:52 am

    Two thirds of the entire US population lives in the counties Trump carried in 2016 and the Republicans won more then 40% of the vote in the majority of the metropolitan areas in Texas and Florida which is why they're still red states despite the demographics. Only reason Trump didn't get over 50% of the popular vote was because you had right leaning candidates like the former Republican governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson siphoning of several million right leaning votes away from the Republican candidate Trump. You liberals should be very careful for what u wish for because you might end up getting it in the form of a Republican winning the national popular vote and the presidency even if a democrat does gets 270 electoral votes. Colorado might be a prime example of this in 2020 since they're voting to now award their electoral votes to whoever wins the popular vote.

  • Reply Gary McAleer March 23, 2019 at 7:01 am

    I always liked Bill. As a private teacher of home-schooled kids, they never fell prey to the many traps that so many in public education are indoctrinated leading to sin and abandon the moral absolutes where we are safe with each other.

  • Reply Henry Wayne March 23, 2019 at 7:17 am

    Why vote if New York City or LA throws the election?

  • Reply James Nolan March 23, 2019 at 9:37 am

    yes, Republican can't win a majority vote and hate democracy. We know

  • Reply Ed M March 23, 2019 at 10:35 am

    There's Bias at Fox news AKA The Trump propaganda Channel

  • Reply MJCLAXDEN March 23, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Actually, Hillary Clinton and the Green Party only had 49.89% of the vote. The "right leaning" entities were 50.11% of the popular vote.

  • Reply Randy Farnsworth March 23, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    UC College system is the key to where America is now. They pump out 100’s of thousands
    Of liberals graduates every year

  • Reply Darby Dillon March 23, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    I unsubscribed from Fox when I heard they suspended "Judge Pirro". If everyone who disagreed unsubscribed, from Fox, it would never happen again.

  • Reply Arkansas Man March 24, 2019 at 1:19 am

    Our founding fathers were very intelligent people! The Electoral College is the only sane and fair way to elect our president! I wish every American would get educated on it!
    The RNC should develop ads explaining the Electoral College and start running them NOW!

  • Reply Starali Mistriel March 24, 2019 at 3:04 am

    Bring back Judge Jeanine Piro. Until that happens, FOX cannot be considered fair and balanced in their news presentations.

  • Reply Aunt Geek March 24, 2019 at 3:35 am

    Socialism exists only ever with a capitalist source of money, and when that money runs out, socialism collapses upon the heads of all those under it's boot.

  • Reply HJ March 24, 2019 at 6:57 am

    TIRED OF GETTING TRICKLED DOWN ON YET?? YOU KNOW who doesn’t believe in SOCIALISM. WallSt Fortune500 Goldman Sachs ExxonMobil Shell BP GE GM Toyota Apple Facebook AOL/TimeWarner Sony Keyser FOX (state controlled Farce News, unfair, unbalanced). Unless it’s for THEM, that is. Any one of them, or combination thereof, is enough to hold candidates, if not an entire lobby, an administration or even a whole party HOSTAGE. Marx is not Stalin, Socialism NOT COMMUNISM. It just means hospitals, schools, community centers, public options — a safety net, AN UMBRELLA!!!

  • Reply Robert Caudill March 24, 2019 at 7:19 am

    I swear, if anyone can't see the shear obviuos difference between Fox news anchors and the rest of MSM, your blind. They are truly, professional, articulate, educated, talented and in the know. No wonder their ratings place at the top of consistently.

  • Reply jasona9 March 24, 2019 at 8:04 am

    Hillary won the Popular Vote due to California. How many illegal aliens Voted in California? The DMV has distributed THOUSANDS of drivers license to Illegals in CA. The DMV has already admitted to registering (by mistake) these illegals to vote. That California Popular vote 'for Hillary' is TAINTED.

  • Reply Think Twice March 24, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    Without the electoral college may the odds be ever in your favor! Welcome to the hunger games for real. Big city populations would be stealing water and natural resources and income from small town people in no time. Just like the Brits did before 1776.

  • Reply View This March 24, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    Trump won the Election because of the Electoral College. It can't be infiltrated by the Russians.
    Yet still the crybaby losers claim Russian Collusion.

  • Reply Herman Duke March 25, 2019 at 3:55 am

    The electoral college is what protects the United States from getting trapped into a permanent state of a “super corrupt and controlling centralized government from the largest population states and completely abandoned rural areas ….which is the “common-denominator”. in the most dysfunctional democracies around the world….. that have a “direct voting system” ….any public official wanting to copy the failed systems of foreign countries either: does not know the failed performance of having such system …or knowingly desires to bring about the same “failed policies” to the American people and cause the best democracy in the world to collapse from the centralized -corruption within ….as the electoral college the only “safety in place” for the purpose of maintaining the corruption of high-density areas in the country from completely manipulating the numbers by allowing illegal voting practices to take place and claim to be winners time after time in a perpetually hopeless situation for the rest of the states in the largest and equally important areas of the country…………..

  • Reply Larry Clare March 25, 2019 at 6:03 am

    Look at every thing wrong with Canada! Soft crapping socialism big cities in ever province controle the whole province you may think you system is bad but better check around the world before you try to reinvent the wheel!!

  • Reply G. Winston March 26, 2019 at 4:50 am

    Make no mistake, we are in the midst of a Radical Left Anti Rule of Law, Mob rule Socialist Soros, Hillary, Obama and Ilk movement. The Deep State and Radical Left Socialist DemoRats are Illegally trying to overturn a U.S. Election and turn the U.S.A. into the Socialist States of America, a third world S…hole.

  • Reply G. Winston March 26, 2019 at 4:54 am

    The United States of America has given more to its people, the world, and humanity than any other Nation or civilization in history. Approximately 1.7 MILLION U.S. Citizens have died fighting for Freedom, Liberty, and UPHOLDING the U.S. Constitution AGAINST Tyranny Socialism Marxism and Communism. Obama, and Hillary, backed by Soros, are the pinnacle of the Radical Left Lawless Socialist movement that Promotes everything the U.S.A. has always Fought AGAINST. The Filth Obama, Hillary, Soros, Ilk and their Sycophant Lemmings are trying to turn the Greatest Nation on earth into the Overtaxed Gun grabbing Tyrannical Socialist Elitist Government we fought against and Defeated 240 years ago. Time for another Reckoning…

  • Reply T B March 26, 2019 at 3:48 pm


  • Reply Spicy Meatball March 27, 2019 at 6:49 am

    How is introducing an amendment to the Constitution the same as getting rid of the Constitution?

  • Reply Joe Haberer March 28, 2019 at 12:52 am

    Could you imagine !? Hillary by popular vote could have won ..? Criminal hillary ? Where are the democrats heads? And did they win the popular vote ?? Research project veratius democrats voter fraud .

  • Reply G-Mack, 58. April 6, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Bill Bennett, the voice of reason!

  • Reply 23640631 April 15, 2019 at 6:17 am

    @ The Electoral College prevents tyranny also.

  • Reply Nate m80 August 4, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Anything that stands in the way of their total domination of the American people, get rid of it. That's what dems are about. Nevermind the constitution, it's irrelevant to these butthurt pieces of shits! (dictators)

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