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April 14, 2014

The Founders had a pretty good understanding

of the bandits, highwaymen, con-men, the clever fraction and the parasites present in every human population.
They also understood how easily the smart and successful could tip into corruption. Their project was designed to make it tough for these elements to gain power of their neighbors. They may have imagined a tribe of Podestas, but they never imagined a class of coat holders and fixers, who existed outside the power of the king. The next Constitution, if there is one, will have to address this type of vermin that runs the Imperial Capital. The Z Blog › The Imperial Capital

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 14, 2014 8:31 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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However a polity is organized, the connected types always figure out how to game the system sooner or later.

Of course, it doesn't help when the Fundamental Law is nearly worthless as a working document.

Posted by: Lorne at April 14, 2014 11:06 AM

The 28th amendment to the constitution should detail the parameters of penalty for "attempted" infractions of that document.

Currently, a politician can (and will continue to do so) violate the constitution and there are no penalties for doing so.

The first person to mention impeachment gets punched right in the face by chas.

Posted by: ghostsniper at April 14, 2014 5:15 PM

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