The decade began with this court stealing an election by ordering the vote-counting to stop. Now they've ended it with the coup de grace to democracy itself. How long before America begins longing for a Putin with the guts to do something radical about the destruction of our Constitution and the corporate takeover? For example, Obama could have stood there at the State of the Union and ordered the marshalls to enter and arrest the five judges on charges of treason. He could have ordered the disbandment of the National Chamber of Commerce as a subversive organization. That's what a an American Putin would have done, and I don't think it will be long before we see this kind of sentiment arising in the public. It's a known historical cycle--democracy ending in paralysis, the people choose authoritarianism.
Santa Fe, NM
Feb 10 2010 - 2:26am