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Wed Jun 24, 2015, 11:27 PM

2. I think fast track is unconstitutional. Same for the war powers act.

Same for commissions and Congressional super committees appointed by the President that get to submit bills to one or both houses for an up or down vote, but no revisions.

Why do we bother electing anyone but the President if the President and committees he or she chooses get to decide more than the Constitution says the President can decide?

Let me be clear: I am not blaming Obama. The war powers act was enacted in 1941. Fast track has been around since at least 1975. The Constitution is about us, not Obama or any other President. Government is about us, not about any elected representative. The fewer "deciders" are involved with things that affect us, the more our voices are muffled, if not entirely silenced. Lobbyists and money in politics are bad enough. It's bad enough that I don't think they actually pay a bit of attention to our emails or calls or demonstrations. But, to say the bozo you elected doesn't even get a say anyway........... And people wonder why so many adult citizens don't vote, especially in midterms.

When the SCOTUS makes a decision like Citizens United, the wailing handwringing from our politicians is certainly entertaining. But, they obey it to the nth degree, don't they? They got lawyers to file for PACs faster than you can say jack rabbit and start raising billlions. Even Colbert, to prove a point (and raise money for his favorite causes)

But, look at how many ways they come up with get around the original provisions of the Constitution. Or, as with NSA, just fucking do what they want in secret, ignoring the Fourth Amendment. "Reasonable cause" to snoop on everyone in the US who uses a phone or a computer? Really?

"This time" corporations got their way. When don't they anymore?

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