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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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