Your system benefits from a "separation of powers" until such time as one of the "powers" tries to overstep their rights and powers. Our system benefits from a mixing of powers until such time as we have a minority government and nobody can agree on anything.
Democracy, either a republic or parliamentary, is sometimes messy and moreso when men and women don't act within their powers.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
You know, I have long said that it does not matter what Obama wants, the GOP will obstruct. I mean, as I have said many times before, Obama could find the cure for cancer or stop world hunger and the GOP would filibuster. That's what they do. The party of "No." The do-nothing bunch. Those partisan hacks with such a hatred for the black Obama, they can't think or see straight. Their hatred for him is stronger than their love for country, as we have seen so many times.House Speaker John Boehner will support strike on Syria
I have come to expect that. In fact, on this issue, attacking Syria, I was hoping the GOP would hold their course and go against Obama's desire to attack Syria.
On this, they will support him. I guess their hate for Obama does not overcome their love for war. What was I thinking in the first place? The GOP say "No," to a war? No way.
It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure" - 2006 Senator Obama...leadership failure indeed!
Obama railed constantly against the "Bush" tax rates and yet kept 98.6% of them exactly the same - he did bump taxes for the top 1.4% but that (and more) was spent in the first month of 2013. Is it not very, very odd that nobody seems to care how much this "mini war" is going to cost? That's right, it is a "crisis" so it doesn't have to be subject to any "pay as you go" spending offsets. Why no discussion of reopening the White House for tours (or stopping that other evil sequestration) if we are so flush with cash now that we can start a "mini war"?
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman