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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

You Say It Like It's A Bad Thing

OMG, we're having a Constitutional Crisis!  It ain't the first, and upon reflection, I'm not so sure it ain't a bad thing.

Hells, it was a failure of the British Constitution so dearly beloved by John Dickinson et al that ignited our noble Revolution.  A crisis under the inadequate Articles of Confederation resulted in the parchment from Philly.  Significant petulance after a legitimate presidential election brought us the worst bloodshed in our history, I'll grant, but also the ostensible end to chattel slavery.

Our first verifiable criminal president (Nixon) avoided impeachment and gave us the first vice-president (Ford) and president (Ford) under a relatively new amendment (the 25th).  Our first verifiable sex hound president got impeached and the stock market went up.  Our first Muslim president did everything right, including traditional American warmongering, and the stock market went up even more in the face of historic Republican obstruction.

Most of us didn't want Trump.  Now the Majority can do whatever we want to take this crisis and turn it into opportunity.  Let the GOP states call a Convention.  We can learn from 1787 and not compromise.  Blue States will finally be rid of the Red Moochers Who Prefer White Supremacy.  Whatever.

Fuck it.  Fight it.  It's all the same.


December 14, 2016 in Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink


The fourth Presidential election led to the 12th Amendment. Crisis!

Averted. apparently.

We really are a stronger government than everybody tells us we are.

Posted by: Rmj | Dec 15, 2016 11:39:57 AM

Nobody could have anticipated...

Posted by: NTodd | Dec 15, 2016 7:36:53 PM

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