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seems to me that the concept of a Constitutional Republic is getting a good trampling right now across the pond.

So, not sure what would be a good way to go

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Aug 28th, 2019 at 07:35:00 PM EST
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Most of the problems with the US Constitution stem from it being written by smugglers, slavers, and drug pushers in order to ensue bond holders got their money back during a time when a horse was the fastest land transportation.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Wed Aug 28th, 2019 at 07:41:14 PM EST
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and I note a bunch of slave owners declaring all men had the God-given right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness has a certain Trump/Johnson-esque aura.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Wed Aug 28th, 2019 at 10:08:19 PM EST
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The US system was a pretty radical departure from previous systems. It's got plenty of flaws, one of which is that it is almost impossible to dislodge it from the 18th Century.

There are plenty of other systems to choose from. But at least ours is written down, that is a pretty good first step.

by asdf on Wed Aug 28th, 2019 at 07:48:52 PM EST
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"A well-regulated militia..." is written down, and the SCOTUS ignored that very well.  And corporate citizenship isn't written anywhere but Roscoe Conkling's fraudulent fever dreams, but it's now the law.
by rifek on Wed Aug 28th, 2019 at 11:31:57 PM EST
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Let's be reasonable.
First, judicial branches of government possess no enforcement power. Executive branches do.

Second, the 10th Amendment. Whose idea was that?

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

Assisted in a lot of states' and federal legislative sessions to fill in a lot of blank spaces over the centuries --not only corporate and gun regulation (hilarious routine about K-Mart in Dave Chapelle's latest Netflix showcase) but voting "rights," for example.

Personal voting "rights" aren't guaranteed by the constitution. These were created for and defined by the states. States' legislatures have caused a lot of constitutional CRISIS through the ages than "activist" justices.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 01:12:06 AM EST
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