Wednesday, April 17, 2013
US representative republic dead
The US Senate has proven that the US form of government is now dead. Deceased. Done. Caput. With about 90% support of the people for stronger background checks on guns the Senate completely ignored the will of the people they are supposed to represent and voted against the measure. Well, actually those for the measure had the majority vote, 54-46, but to avoid a filibuster it required 60 votes. That's another symptom of our dead system, that just the threat of a filibuster without actually having one has led to a total shutdown of the Senate by obstructionist regressives. And this was the weakest of the proposed gun control measures by far. Which means there's no chance the stronger measures have any chance at all. This is a sad day, the day democracy died in America, where our supposed leaders represent their own interests and special interests instead of the public at large.