if one can take a break from the personality driven politics in the US
in a country where 36% of the "citizens" cannot name the current VP
and consider that in this country which was the first republic for 2,000 years after the Roman republic
From the first article, the bold is a section heading
Abdicating the Judicial Function to Corporate Lawyersand the author of the article "The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Death of the Republic" continues
James Madison wrote in The Federalist Papers:The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, . . . may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. . . . “Were the power of judging joined with the legislative, the life and liberty of the subject would be exposed to arbitrary control, for the judge would then be the legislator. . . .”
And that, from what we now know of the TPP’s secret provisions, will be its dire effect.Have you heard the latest poll numbers of Hillary? Have the crazy Republicans and their billionaire owners gone so far over the top yet to be rejected by the voters? Even if they are rejected, can the power of the corporations and the military be checked by the legislative branch through the political parties?
The most controversial provision of the TPP is the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) section, which strengthens existing ISDS procedures. ISDS first appeared in a bilateral trade agreement in 1959. According to The Economist, ISDS gives foreign firms a special right to apply to a secretive tribunal of highly paid corporate lawyers for compensation whenever the government passes a law to do things that hurt corporate profits — such things as discouraging smoking, protecting the environment or preventing a nuclear catastrophe.
Politics in the US is for the most part defined by what happens between the two parties. What did the founders think about factions and parties?
I added the bold to the quotation from the second president of the US
“There is nothing I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This in my humble apprehension is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under the constitution. John AdamsThe diary continues after the squiggle