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  • Mar 18th, 2014 @ 3:34pm

    Re:

    Read Three Felonies a Day by Harvey Silverglate. Because of the proliferation of idiotic laws, any D.A. who has it in for you can probably manage at least a grand jury indictment. Presumably, the CIA can find something in the soup that's a bit bothersome too.

    In other words, by letting the Congresscritters write a law for every idiotic thing under the sun, they've left us and themselves subject to the whims of executive branch actors.

  • Aug 17th, 2013 @ 4:39pm

    Re: Democracy, Anyone?

    Now, now. If people canít trust not only the executive branch but also donít trust Congress, and donít trust federal judges, to make sure that weíre abiding by the Constitution with due process and rule of law, then weíre going to have some problems here.