Friday, November 22, 2013

Isn't it pretty to think so?

The seemingly inexorable march towards economic socialism and political statism has been accomplished through legislative and judicial ratchets which, once established, were all but impossible to reverse in part because the filibuster helped lock in the agenda and those supporting the agenda.

Because of the ratchet, the nation moved only in one direction: Towards redistribution of wealth, and bigger government.

Because of the ratchet, there was little or no hope of fundamental reversals.

Not anymore.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not jump the gun. Has the field been changed so much that the GOP can't take back the Senate?

6:44 PM, November 22, 2013  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same anon. Above I just refer to the Senate. If the GOP takes back Congress, which is somewhat possible in 2014, if they just vote to get rid of laws, especially those passed on bipartisan vote, or those people have gotten used to, they'll just enrage the electorate. They won't change the laws because Obama will still be president. Overturning a veto is harder than overturning a filibuster.

After 2016, good luck getting another Republican president. It's possible those days are over for a while. (Along with it control of the Supreme Court, the ultimate controller of the ratchet.)

7:01 PM, November 22, 2013  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The end of the world should be interesting to watch. Hope its more exciting than the end of the world that occurred when the legislative veto got overruled and or when the seniority system got bucked

5:34 AM, November 23, 2013  

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