(quote) Tom-54311 said: When I was in school we were told that the Fed. Gov. has a system of checks and balances to keep the judicial, the executive, and the legislative branches in check. It appears that they never existed, or that they have been a complete failure.
Executive branch...out of control
Judicial.....nothing is final, just shop your case around until you get what you want, while the Supremes sit on their over paid, under worked hands.
(Hopefully this topic will generate some posts in these underwhelming forums. Too many lurkers???)
I think one thing throwing the whole sequence of checks and balances out of whack is the extreme lobbying done over the last quarter of a century. I suspect lobbying has always had some kind of influence but I don't think such large amounts of money were used. And it seems the amount of money gets larger and larger.
I wish they could do something about this.