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  •  All 3 branches are severely compromised today (12+ / 0-)

    It's interesting to note, for example, that Supremes issued a nasty 5th Amendment "takings" decision this week.  Between the gutting of the VRA and the overturning of DOMA, the takings case largely got lost in the shuffle.

    I consoled myself in Reagan years w/ thought that things could never get worse than they were then.  I spent the W/Cheney years realizing how wrong that assumption was.  I hoped in 2008 that we would at least see an attempt at a rollback of the worst excesses of those years under the current presidency.   Once again, that assumption was incorrect.

    Don't even get me started about a thoroughly dysfunctional Congress that is largely bought by special interest $.  I'll merely recall Dick Durbin's they frankly own the place 2009 line about banking's clout.  While I'm glad that Warren and now Markey are there, they're swimming against a ferocious tide.

    Given these impediments to working w/in system, I'm open to all other suggestions.

    Some men see things as they are and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?

    by RFK Lives on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 07:55:07 AM PDT

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