[ExI] GOV - chilling

Darin Sunley dsunley at gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 15:56:44 UTC 2017

To use a Star Wars analogy: there's no one Jar Jar Binks to point to, but
if we have an Emperor it's because the Senate just spent 16 years throwing
emergency powers at the Chancellor's office.

The ability of the President to do almost anything via executive order has
become the new normal. Partisans will always push from whatever the normal
baseline is, so of course the Republican base is treating that as the
baseline and agitating for more.

We, the people, can't fix this. Congress might be able to, but do they
really want to? I'm not optimistic. The courts are trying, so we'll see.
But the relative powers of the three branches is something the branches
will have to sort out. All we get to do is watch, and vote occasionally.

On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 7:46 AM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 21 February 2017 at 14:32, William Flynn Wallace  wrote:
> > If ever the need for civics to be required in high school was evident,
> it's
> > now.
> > A PPP poll shows that 51% of Trump supporters think that the President
> > should be able to overturn any judicial ruling he doesn't like.
> >
> > It's not just Trump that's the problem we now have.  His people want
> their
> > own way regardless of any principles of judicial supremacy laid down
> since
> > The Magna Carta.
> > Trump is just the top of the iceberg.
> >
> When the elites have corrupted the system to enrich themselves and
> consider themselves to be above the law and entitled to drive over
> half the country into poverty, then desperation drives people into
> unreasoning push-back. Trump is the symptom of a huge problem in the
> USA that needs to be corrected.
> BillK
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