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  •  You are right. What does that say for our system? (0+ / 0-)

    Err ... That sounds wrong... I mean, what does it say about our system, that the bottom line to American electoral politics boils down to electing the person who controls appointment to the Supreme Court? Presidents come and go but a SHIT Supreme Court ruling can stand for centuries.

    What does it say when you realize we voters don't actually elect the person who controls the appointments to the SC? What do you think when you recall Senators were not elected either, under the original Constitution structure? What do you feel when you remember voting rights belonged only to a minority of Americans?

    To me it says the Founding Fathers were not so keen on that idea of representative democracy after all. The older I get, the more advantage I see to parliamentary systems. John Roberts is the ugly posterboy for why American democracy must be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st Century.

    •  of course the founding fathers weren't keen (0+ / 0-)

      on representative democracy -- that's why it took an amendment to the constitution so people could elect us senators, instead of state houses.

      the power elite in the early days of the us had a distrust of the mob (to put it mildly) & in some cases, a downright disgust for anyone who wasn't educated or a landowner, or both.

      that's why jim demint(ed) & his ilk want to get rid of universal suffrage & junk the constitution.  they think a good old-fashioned theocratic dictatorship would be just fine -- & they're working their asses off to make it happen.

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