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  •  i like 3 branches of gov (4+ / 0-)
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    kraant, gabriella, shigeru, jlms qkw

    and has worked for all these years. problem i think is bush pushing the envelope and congress not operating as an effective check against him.

    of course, i love when the british pm has to do face-to-face in parliament.:)

    •  I prefer our system too, but it (5+ / 0-)

      has one fatal design flaw. Namely that it requires that all parties want it to work and are willing to shoulder the responsibilities.

      As much of the blame for Bush falls on congress and the American people as on him. No mistake, Bush is an evil SOB, but congress gave him the power and the American people are so fat,dumb and happy that they just let it go on. What can you say about a mass of people who think that American Idiot is more important than voting?

      "Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions." U.S.Grant

      by shigeru on Thu Jan 24, 2008 at 01:19:32 PM PST

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      •  the Republicks (3+ / 0-)
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        kraant, rsie, shigeru

        are a flaw in our system.

        They are an essentially subversive party. They do not believe in honest, effective government, and set about to make sure that they demonstrate its corruption and inefficiency.  By their very own corruption they undermine the public's trust in the same institutions that the Republick's are attempting to undermine.

        The founding fathers never counted on a party that represents a large portion of the population setting about to drown the government in the bathtub. That's the sort of function usually reserved to agents of foreign powers.

        Caught between the subversive, anti-government pathology of the Republicks and the brazen pandering of the Democrats, it's a wonder we have any functioning government left at all.

        Bush repealed Godwin's Law with a Signing Statement.

        by Mad Kossack on Thu Jan 24, 2008 at 02:18:39 PM PST

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