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mk  ·  928 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It's election day America!

    but everybody can take a deep breath... there are checks and balances. We'll be ok.

I'm not sure that I agree with that. Checks and balances have been undone. They can evaporate really fast, actually. Checks and balances serve well when they are exerting gradual pressure and maintain a consensus. They do not fare well against an onslaught.

steve  ·  928 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Checks and balances have been undone

Yes.... and we should remain diligent, and stay informed, interested and involved... but I don't think we need to live in a state of emotional panic.

mk  ·  928 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No, just informed, interested, and involved panic.

katakowsj  ·  927 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Isn't the price of democracy eternal vigilance? The Trumpster has really pushed the limits of our morality. A president Trumpster would certainly push at the limits of our checks and balances. Which, crossing my fingers, will work.

thenewgreen  ·  928 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Lol. -really, I did.