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Gary11112 Wrote:
I've become a huge fan of "gridlock" in Washington.

I think this was the intend of the original framers of the Constitution. They feared any governmental body which was efficient at making laws. Many members feared the tyranny of the majority, so the process was designed to painfully slow.

Many of the times where one party was restored to power in both the Presidency and the Congress, there were major problems. (Depression, war, etc.) Changes were made and the balance was restored.

Could you imagine how complex our legal system would be today if our government could pass laws in only 24 hours? Accountants would never be able to keep up with the tax law changes!

We currently live in a hyper-speed society where many people expect government to be efficient at making laws. Often forget that many of the more meaningful things in life take time (love, children, music/art). Although I would prefer government to be efficient at executing its laws, I do not wish them to be efficiently formed.

Grace & Peace,
I Love the USA.

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