The American Empire And Its Enemies

November 18, 2019      Meaninginhistory.blogspot.com

Most of us live within what we consider to be a republic. In that republic the citizens vote and elect representives who will pass laws, carry out the executive functions of government, and appoint judges to administer the law. All three of these “branches” of our constitutional order are charged with upholding the Constitution.
Of course, that outline is increasingly seen to be hopelessly simplistic. For conservatives it’s an ideal to be restored. For “progressives,” it’s an instrument of oppression that stands in the way of a fundamental transformation of American society (Obama’s words)–this constitutional order is to be resisted and ultimately overthrown.  More…

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