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The big takeaway from Impeachment Theater is that American voters have influence over a much smaller portion of the federal government than they believed. Washington is a feudal bureaucratic empire with a small suggestion box.
Last week American voters were introduced to the idea that the elected President of the United States can be accused of “undermining” foreign policy determined by the permanent bureaucracy, which spends billions of our tax dollars but is not even slightly interested in our input.

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3 Responses to “This”

  1. aelfheld says:

    One thing this 3 year long investigation / impeachment circus has shown is the folly of the Pendleton Act.

    Corruption & inefficiency are vastly preferable to clerical tyranny.

  2. Kathy Kinsley says:

    @ aelfeld
    Is that our only choice?

    I hope not. Because if I believed so, I’d have a really bad attitude.

  3. aelfheld says:

    Well, the Pendleton Act (among other ‘civil service reforms’) was, purportedly, to eliminate corruption and inefficiency.

    Combined with the intrusion of ‘public sector unions’ & the remorseless expansion of government the end result has been to make both attributes endemic.

    Whether we can chart a reasonable course between a quadrennial feeding frenzy & an entrenched, protected clerisy is a matter of speculation.

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