Checks and Balances

This is something that Chloe and I have discussed numerous times, but don’t have a good answer. I would really appreciate hearing from any readers who have answers.

For those that don’t know me well enough to already know this, I was born in 1962. That means I started grade school in the 60’s and graduated high school in 1980. I never took any polical science classes in high school or college. I admit I never took an economics class until the MBA program at UST, but that’s a different matter. I did grow up in the heyday of School House Rock (Conjunction Junction, what’s your function?) and still recall the “I’m Just a Bill” episode that so lucidly explains the process of legislation. And, of course, it was well hammered into all students that the US Federal Government consists of three branches, Executive (President), Legislative (Congress) and Judicial (Supreme Court) and was so created to have inherent checks and balances to assure that no one branch had too much power. Until 2016, the system seemed to work as designed, but it seems that over the last 4 years things have come completely undone. Now that we have a wanna be tyrant in the White House, there seems to be virtually no way to reign him in. So, my question is, what are the checks and balances? Or, does this really just relate to my last post and the seeming unwillingness or inability of most anyone in government to do the right thing?

Looking forward to hearing your responses!

One reply on “Checks and Balances”

I don’t think there is much we can do at this point. Only the not “doing the right thing” Repulican Senators could put pressure on the president now, but there is an interesting article in the NYT editorial section by Michelle Goldberg titled “Accounting for Trump’s Corruption” that discusses the views of various elected officials on prosecuting Trump if the Demoncrats win

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