America is so effed politically. Both parties and their leaders are disgusting. The corruption and the power of money in their political system is appalling. What has their federal government actually accomplished since the 80's, aside from $22 trillion (and climbing) in debt?
If they didn't have such a strong constitution, North America would be a disaster.
I don't think it makes a difference. They understand the propaganda value of the constitution & doing things legally, etc but they're more than happy to find some weasly way around it if they think it's necessary, such as the situation with julian assange. & it didn't start with trump btw.
Someone there needs to work on those underlying problems. I have yet to see either of the parties make it an issue though. I think both of them depend so heavily on massive donors and gerrymandering that they don't want to risk reforming the system.
Dems were celebrating their governors win so that they could gerrymander in their favour for the next election. Instead of calling out the whole system as insane and pushing to fix it.
the other thing is that people have their heads irretrievably in the sand. they've been taught from birth that the us is special and their checks & balances will protect them, so the thought that any of their institutions "need work" is kind of taboo, or even offensive.
Edited by amor de cosmos, 07 November 2018 - 06:36 PM.