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[pct-l] In the pursuit of power!

Does anyone really believe that either party stands for any higher cause. I
doubt it. All of their efforts are merely the result of their pursuit of
power. If the tables were reversed, I'd expect both parties to make the
exact same arguments that their opponents are making now. And do so with a
straight face.

Consider the recent attack of the Republicans on Florida's Supreme Court. Is
this the same party that goes to great effort proclaiming to sanctity of
local governments to control their own destiny? Yes, assuming that the local
destiny agrees with theirs. Now will see it played out in the US Supreme
Court. So much for States Rights.

Tom says >>Big Brother is out in the open now. We don't have the rule of
law. We have
the rule of Judge. I expect the Florida ruling to affect judges everywhere,
encouraging them to essentially "make" laws.  <<

Well Tom, the genius of the founding fathers was to balance the power
between multiple branches of government. It's typical to proclaim the great
wisdom of the court when a ruling comes down in your favor. Likewise the
desire to banish them all to hell when you disagree with them. 

But without the courts willingness to go beyond the popular opinion of the
day, we wouldn't have many of the freedoms that we enjoy today. 

Ron "Fallingwater" Moak
PCT 2000 - http://www.fallingwater.com/pct2000

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