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U.S. Voters: Your November 2018 Vote is the last Line of Defense Against Control of the U.S. by One Party

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The bottom line of linked article is: The conflict over Trump’s Supreme Court nominee exposed the fast-eroding institutional barriers to the president’s authoritarian instincts.


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Since April 8, 2017 when Neil Gorsuch became Associate Justice of the SCOTUS, the United States Government has been controlled by one political party. On Separation of Powers Justice Antonin Scalia tells us: “The real constitution of the Soviet Union, that constitution did not prevent the centralization of power in one person or in one party. And when that happens, the game is over…”

Unless the Republican party ceases to control the legislative branch of the U.S. Government in January, 2019, centralization of power will continue in one party, the Republican Party, for another 24 months, and if Donald Trump has his way, centralization of power in one person.
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Whatever their self-perception, Republican control of the three branches of government is countermajoritarian. With the guardrails of separated powers broken, the last remaining defense for American democracy and the rule of law is the electorate itself."

Submitted on Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 at 2:46:49 PM

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Sadly, unless the electorate is allowed to count the votes for themselves, it's screwed. Unless, of course, it chooses to organize enough to do something truly antiplutocratic, such as a general strike.


Submitted on Monday, Oct 29, 2018 at 2:38:02 AM

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