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The rightward shift of the Supreme Court is so troubling it makes my hands shake.

As it should. At the risk of being Godwined here, it has to be remembered that the Nazis were scrupulously legalistic when taking over the German state.

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 13th, 2008 at 07:52:10 AM EST
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If you can corrupt the judiciary, it is just that much easier to keep the empty shell of legal government intact, while ruling by lawless decree.  

This policy, as you say, was successfully tested by the German Nazis, and has been adopted by American neo-cons.  

The Fates are kind.

by Gaianne on Fri Jun 13th, 2008 at 11:57:50 PM EST
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