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wut: "This is a Henry VIII situation. This is basically, I say what is law ... and I say when that ceases to be law. That's not how our constitution works."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Oct 7th, 2019 at 12:05:00 AM EST
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written Constitutions are showing themselves to be remarkably pliable in the hands of autocrats.

Laws are no defence when the lawyers and the judges are your creatures

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Oct 7th, 2019 at 02:02:48 PM EST
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c'mon. That's what they all say, when they lose a case.

When they win? OH BOY! Justice has bin SERVED!!!

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Oct 7th, 2019 at 05:10:03 PM EST
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Perhaps democratic constitutions should acknowledge (Platonian/Confucian...) discretion of (presumably) wise, virtuous executive leaders, so the voters would have some fear of wrong god.
by das monde on Mon Oct 7th, 2019 at 07:30:18 PM EST
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