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  • #16
    Originally posted by Zymologist View Post
    So basically what you're all telling me is that the checks and balances built into our system are dead and gone, and we're all screwed?

    I can't say I'm surprised.
    Yup.

    I'm always still in trouble again

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    • #17
      Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
      I read the other day about how a number of members of Congress are apparently impeding the process for appointing federal judges, to the point where there is a backlog of cases years long. It's a mess.
      Actually, you can thank the Warren Court for that. Once the Court became so politicized that they are used as an end run around the legislative process, the appointments became ever more politicized. Allowing a political opponent the power to shape policy from the bench is a bad thing - hence the hold ups from both parties.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Zymologist View Post
        I'm not sure I trust the Republicans to do anything anymore.
        Parties don't operate on trust - never did. They operate on votes - either party will bow to sufficient voter ire.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
          Take it up with the Constitution - enforcement is the Exec's job and the DOJ is the arm it uses for matters involving criminal justice.

          Yeah, there probably should be another way to deal with this, shy of impeachment, I mean.
          Because the founding fathers ASSUMED there would be ethical and honorable people in office.
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          • #20
            Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
            Because the founding fathers ASSUMED there would be ethical and honorable people in office.
            Actually, they didn't - they just didn't consider that multiple branches would be controlled by the same group (party).

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
              Actually, they didn't - they just didn't consider that multiple branches would be controlled by the same group (party).
              Actually, yes they did. You're wrong. And you're wronger than when you said I was wrong about riding cows. I should know -- I was there!
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              • #22
                You're wrong again.

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                • #23
                  You're both wrong, and I have unanimously voted to hold you both in contempt.
                  I DENOUNCE DONALD J. TRUMP AND ALL HIS IMMORAL ACTS.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Zymologist View Post
                    You're both wrong, and I have unanimously voted to hold you both in contempt.
                    Yeah, leave the papers on my desk. I go a fishing! (John 21:3)
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                    • #25
                      We were already in contempt - this is Tweb! Contempt of Thread is expected!

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