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Mon Sep 28, 2020, 12:19 PM

2. This country has been circling the drain since the Florida recount in 2000...

No one likes to admit it, but that decision fractured the country's faith in the Supreme Court as an impartial body dedicated to the law and morphed it into the political hatchet outfit it is now.

The Florida recount simultaneously compromised the Presidency and the Supreme Court; and Gingrich and his bomb-throwing crazies had already make the House of Representatives a joke. Since the GOP took the Senate and installed McConnell as the self-described grim reaper, that body too is compromised and pretty much ineffectual as the founders envisioned.

We are left with a "unitary executive theory" installed by a minority-elected POTUS.
We are left with a 6-3 permanent conservative split on a SCOTUS so politicized that the only way to fix it is to start over...
We are left with a Senate that does not represent the will of 15 Million Americans by giving outsized import to small states with large land mass and no populations.
We are left with a House that is simply toothless in the legislative arena and has been neutered by the President and the Senate's willingness to break the law and flout the oversight of the House on the Executive.

NOTHING works the way it was intended to any longer. Citizen's United turned cash into speech and Corporations into people. That in turn made it entirely possible AND PROTIFABLE to buy the United States Senate. The loss of oversight has made it clear that financially owning the POTUS through debt is also 'no big deal' and that covering it up is 'just liberals bein mad still'.

There is no functioning United States at this moment.

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