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WTF is wrong with our government?

Wonko the Sane (25252) writes | more than 4 years ago

User Journal 5

Why is the State Department working to get the former president of Honduras reinstated when the official report from the Law Library of Congress states:

V. Was the removal of Honduran President Zelaya legal, in accordance with Honduran
constitutional and statutory law?

Why is the State Department working to get the former president of Honduras reinstated when the official report from the Law Library of Congress states:

V. Was the removal of Honduran President Zelaya legal, in accordance with Honduran
constitutional and statutory law?

Available sources indicate that the judicial and legislative branches applied constitutional
and statutory law in the case against President Zelaya in a manner that was judged by the
Honduran authorities from both branches of the government to be in accordance with the
Honduran legal system.

Why are we paying for department of expert lawers to answer these kind of questions when the answers get summarily ignored? Should we be worried that the our president is supporting an executive who attempted to subvert the constitution of his country?

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THATS what you're bitching about? (1)

Captain Splendid (673276) | more than 4 years ago | (#29926123)

No wonder your country's in the crapper.

Re:THATS what you're bitching about? (1)

Wonko the Sane (25252) | more than 4 years ago | (#29926697)

There's plenty to bitch about but this one was so simple. It's one thing for them to get the complicated, difficult things wrong but this case was none of those things.

They can't even get the easy things right.

It's simple, really (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29927653)

Both Democrats and Republicans alike are terrified of what would happen if the public started to demand consequences for violation of the Constitution, so the Democrats try to delegitimize such a concept while the Republicans whistle and look the other way. Even esteemed conservatives such as Pudge shit themselves publicly when someone suggests making changes like requiring Congress to demonstrate that the bills they are proposing adhere to the limitations on government set forth under the Constitution before they can be enacted. Last argument I had with him over it he resorted to babbling something about "prior restraint" as if the government should have the same right to violate the law as everyone else does.

As it stands, the US Constitution is merely the supreme suggestion of the land.

Re:It's simple, really (1)

Captain Splendid (673276) | more than 4 years ago | (#29927921)

so the Democrats try to delegitimize such a concept while the Republicans whistle and look the other way.

Well put.

Re:It's simple, really (1)

Wonko the Sane (25252) | more than 4 years ago | (#29930353)

The only thing that gives me any hope at all is recent events like Lieberman and Palin telling their respective political parties to piss off.

The sooner those two organizations disintegrate the better.

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