JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: TRUMP SEEN AS A THREAT TO THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM – BUT THE WRITER IS WARNING US 50 YEARS TOO LATE

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO ARTICLE BY PAUL BUTLER IN THE GUARDIAN

Pushing the judicial system to the right has been the objective of every Republican president since Ronald Reagan. Now Trump is doing it

‘The right-wing takeover of the US court system will transform America”

Well, the author is right, but he’s about fifty years late.

The US court system was hijacked by conservatives, extreme conservatives, years ago.

The US Supreme Court today literally stands for almost nothing.

The scholastic-like doctrine of “original intent” (of the Constitution’s authors), is dominant, and it has already been withering.

Good God, the court ruled years ago that money was free speech.

No single idea has been more destructive to America.

Politics and political office are literally a bidding war for the favors of special interests.

American policies are the concepts of special interests, and this has been destructive beyond telling.

Indeed, it is hard to see how the country can ever go back to responsible government.

It stumbles along like a drunk who knows he is a drunk but can doing nothing to stop himself.

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Posted December 12, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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