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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:03 AM

The Founders never meant for so much power to be in the hands of one man.

That's why we dumped King George.

The power was to be with We, the People. The power was to be in the House of Representatives.

They never meant for our country to live or die, on the whims of any one leader. Although they created a "balance of powers" amongst the three branches, they gave the House the power to get rid of Executive if the need was there. They did not give the Executive the power to get rid of the House.

Our Representatives need to understand what was given them by our Constitution. They need to stop bowing to the office that they created so they could have a Commander in Chief in times of war. There was not a whole lot of demand for a President, otherwise.

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Reply The Founders never meant for so much power to be in the hands of one man. (Original post)
kentuck Sep 11 OP
democratisphere Sep 11 #1
Freddie Sep 11 #2
rampartc Sep 11 #3
tanyev Sep 11 #4
kentuck Sep 11 #5
tanyev Sep 11 #6
kentuck Sep 11 #7

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:12 AM

1. We need a rewrite after this mess.

Kremlin Don the Con and Moscow Mitch have nullified the checks and balances.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:15 AM

2. McConnell has way too much power

All bills passed by the House deserve a vote, period. Hopefully when we get back in power we can change that. Hes basically forcing the Senate to abide by the Hastert (Pedophile) Rule and eliminating any chance of the parties working together.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:40 AM

3. the founders made no provisions for pertisanship or corporate monopoly

they obviously envisaged an oligarchy in which "the mob's" wishes were irrelevant.

any "rewrite" will be sponsored by Koch money. written by alex, and passed by delegates chosen by the overwhelmingly republican state legislatures. it will not be an improvement.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:09 AM

4. The founders never dreamed a majority party in the House or Senate would be complicit enablers.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:14 AM

5. We have to dream anew.

There was much that the Founders did not dream, I suppose? They did leave the Constitution open for Amendments. They added the Bill of Rights.

https://nccs.net/blogs/americas-founding-documents/bill-of-rights-amendments-1-10

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Response to kentuck (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:41 AM

6. Oh, absolutely.

It's just very difficult to get an amendment passed. It's sad that after they fought so hard to gain independence from a crazy tyrant, so many in this country thought it was an awesome idea to revisit 240 years later.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 09:08 AM

7. The struggle is between ignorance and education.

Informed and Uninformed.

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