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  •  Excellent post about our new government. (3+ / 0-)
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    stevej, shaharazade, 3goldens

    It seemed obvious to me, and after Bush's reported dismissal (though there was some question of whether or not he actually said it) that the Constitution is just a goddamned piece of paper that if elected officials can pick and choose which law to follow that it would be quite easy to change our type of governance as long as the propaganda was strong enough to support it.

    And with Bush it was one change after another and none of the numerous challenges had an effect on the unitary executive.  Many were simply precedents or traditions but others were violations of consitutional law that were later approved by Congress.

    We're seeing the same continuance today with the legislative bodies and how they function or don't as the case may be.

    Of course, the SC set the tone for the judicial branch by interfering with the Florida SC and essentially choosing Bush as president.  They even had to write a disclaimer which essentially said that what they were doing was extrajudicial but since there was a crisis they had to act in the interest of the nation.  And it's been downhill from there.

    I don't see how the people can have any more influence here than they seem to have in anything critical to the nation. It's still technically a democratic republic.

    More: Some men think the Earth is round, others think it flat; it is a matter capable of question. But if it is flat, will the King's command make it round? And if it is round, will the King's command flatten it?

    by blueoasis on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 06:36:06 AM PST

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