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Legal We always try to avoid politics like the plague here on OSNews, but sometimes, it's hard to avoid it. Take the case of Joel Tenenbaum, who could be liable for over 1 million USD if the Recording Industry Association of America gets its way. While many hoped for a change of pace when it comes to these matters, Barack Obama's Department of Justice has squarely sided with the RIAA.
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RE[2]: US two-party "democracy"
by h3rman on Tue 24th Mar 2009 16:34 UTC in reply to "RE: US two-party "democracy""
h3rman
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However, I think you'll find (if you take the time to read) that the US government's structure has the most checks and balances built in to do ultimately what is in the best interest of the people.


Please don't tell me you're serious.
How many countries has the US Army invaded or the CIA messed with that those magical "checks and balances" apparently failed to rescue? There are dozens of them.

You won't find that happens in communism or socialism,


Well, it may surprise you but communist/socialist states do have parliaments, courts, constitutions, etc. If you say they are often a joke, well so they are in capitalist states. There has been more corruption and lawlessness in Russia from the early nineties up to now than there was in the 1970s and 1980s. Homeless people did not have to freeze to death in the streets of Moscow under communism.
People often get heart attack when they learn that not *everything* was bad under communism.. :-)

and you won't see it in one or two terms of a US President's administration. You have to take the long view to see it.


Sure, there are democratic victories over plutocratic government in the United States. But it's exactly those that the reactionaries are trying to roll back, often successfully, all the time.
Perhaps some Americans still feel good about their political system. The victims of American imperial policies beg to differ.

What American citizens ought to do now is to rise up against the kleptocrats who are taking over the country more openly than ever. They are waging a war against the people, you know.

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RE[3]: US two-party "democracy"
by RshPL on Tue 24th Mar 2009 17:50 in reply to "RE[2]: US two-party "democracy""
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2009-03-13

Homeless people did not have to freeze to death in the streets of Moscow under communism.

Or at least there weren't any free media to inform you of that ... have you thought of that?

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weildish Member since:
2008-12-06

Please don't tell me you're serious.
How many countries has the US Army invaded or the CIA messed with that those magical "checks and balances" apparently failed to rescue? There are dozens of them.

You're absolutely right, I'd say. Except that the checks and balances are there... they've essentially been in place since the United States Constitution was instituted. A lot of people in the government are just finding ways to tiptoe around these said checks and balances, I think, and have been since the beginning of the US-- just plenty more these days and much more obvious than in centuries past.

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