We The People

I try to keep my mouth shut about the U.S. government, but every now and then something irks me to the point that I’m moved to comment. For instance:

White House spokesman Tony Fratto replied, “Every day this Congress gets a little more out of control. . . .”

It has been a long time since my elementary school civics classes (and even then I was a rabble-rousing lefty), but I think I remember Mrs. Jameson and Mr. Recht teaching me that the key difference between the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union lay in the fact that the Communist Party controlled the Soviet government, whereas in the U.S.A. the three branches of government function to limit one another’s powers. Congress being “out of control” is a good thing for U.S. democracy — I would have thought.

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