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Old 07-12-2007, 12:37 PM   #46
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considering how high the "stakes" are with the US, there's a stability to the two party system that i do think is advantageous. it prevents a Hitler-like figure from an obscure party from rising to power and suddenly being in control of the most powerful army in history and the engine of the world economy. sure, we might get an idiot like Bush, but we're not about to have a neo-fascist like Le Pen, for example.

also, the executive is given more power than a PM precisely because the US Constitution wants an executive who can act quickly and decisively and not get bogged down in parlimentary proceedings and laborious coalition building. positives and negatives to this, but that's the system of government.

drawbacks? yes, a million of them. but considering that nearly everything the US does reverberates around the world, and the enormous responsibilites that are placed (fairly or unfairly) on the US's shoulders, i'd rather the stability. an effective third party is appealing, like in the UK, but i can't see a European model working in the US.
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This Democratic Congress is 100% useless. The Constitution provides them with inherent contempt powers.
Giving credit where it's due:

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A House panel has cleared the way for contempt proceedings against former White House counsel Harriet Miers.
Let's hope they continue on this path.
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