Sunday, July 01, 2018

Toontime: 'Merica, Love It or Leave It

There is something inherently undemocratic about a powerful court--they are not called "the Supremes" for nothing--in which the judges are not elected but appointed for life terms, and absent extreme malfeasance in office, are beyond removal from office.  The Repugnants have successfully altered the ideological bias of the court through successive conservative administrations making appointments; something that has not been accomplished since FDR's unsuccessful effort to "pack" the court with justice sympathetic to his New Deal legislation.  The court's conservative ideology will be on display perhaps for the majority of this century.  The plutocracy's creation of a legal bulwark against progressive mass movements goes a long way to explain why there is so little fundamental change in the course of this nation.

Land of the Free?