Re: Perhaps an empty gesture
I am rather sure the state does not make any money from Federal courts.
108 posts • joined 8 Jan 2010
The people of East Texas have nothing to do with the presence of Federal courts. Their location is determined by the Federal government, based on population and distance. The closest it comes to being "the people of East Texas" is the 12 people in a jury trial. Similar to the court in California that caters to liberals.
In addition to the Military Industrial Complex, you can add the countries that don't want to provide for their own defense, instead, letting the USA provide it. Preferring to use their revenue (and aid from the USA) to pay for their social programs.
Anytime you see the word "democracy" used to describe the governmental system of the USA you should mentally replace that word with the word"republic". The President and Vice President ARE NOT elected by the people. They are elected by the Electors in the Electoral College. This is an effective constraint placed in the Constitution by the founding fathers. If this procedure were to be removed and the election of the President and Vice President were determined by direct voting, the five large states would rule the voting. The Electoral College gives the smaller states (in population) some influence.
Wisdom seems to be at its lowest, age adjusted for experience, about 35. It then rises until age 60, then levels off until about 75. About 75 most oldsters just don't care what the rest of the world thinks and will just say, or repeat, whatever will get the desired reaction. This is based on my personal experience and does not represent the results of any scientific study.
"Rather than admit it helped put Donald Trump in the White House by endlessly broadcasting and writing up his rallies and speeches, " From my viewpoint, it seems that Hillary's inept campaigning put Donald Trump into the Whitehouse. Hillary's face was on the TV much more than Donald's in my part of the USA. She came across as shrill and unlikeable. ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and CNN all seemed to have a Hillary preference.
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