Senator Ben Sasse On Congressional Power

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  1. Ken Anderson

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    Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) takes time out from screaming paid protestors at the Senate confirmation hearings to give a very good explanation of one of the main problems we have with our government today.

    The video is the interesting part, but it won't embed here as a video.

    http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/09/...ation-hearing-ben-sasse-reacts-special-report
     
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    To be fair i'm a bit reluctant to reply as I am English and don't understand the thought process of the American political system and your suprem court

    But on Y tube did watch the arrest of 70 protesters and was disgusted by their actions as well as some elected Democunts at the hearing

    Thanks for the link and as to my way of thinking they are just two face scum sort of people just trying to justfie their reasons,but way do they bother when they announced that they will rejected the person anyway before anything was said for or against was heard at the inqurie to justifie yea or nay

    Thanks for the link does show some sanity by some.
     
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    @Tom Galty the politics here is very divisive at the moment. Trump was elected in part because he was willing to fight the Establishment, and the Establishment is fighting back with any weapon they can find. If Obama had been treated anything like how Trump has been treated by the media or the politicians, it would have been a scandal. Somehow, attacking Trump and trying to revoke the results of an election by the people is now okay. A coup is being attempted. I don't know what the outcome will be. I suspect it will be determined by the outcome of the November election.
     
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    Sasse did indeed give a civics class regarding what the three branches of government are supposed to be and do but at the same time told us what the reality is.

    For me, it was a refreshing speech and one that confirms my own beliefs but still troubling.
    Congress forgets what they are supposed to be doing and have also forgotten what the Judiciary is supposed to do. Congress is supposed to make law but has thrown it upon the shoulders of the Judiciary which is idiotic.
    The Supreme Court only interprets the law and cannot make law but rather interprets the constitutionality of that law.
    When neither is being performed it then forces the executive branch, which is supposed to enforce the rule of law, to make law which is also idiotic.

    It is really time for the American people to start understanding what OUR job is: to make sure that all elected parties are firmly aware of what their job is and what we hire them to do and then insist that they do it.
    The problem is that MOST Americans do not have a clue as to what the 3 branches of government are supposed to do and to tell the truth, congress prefers to have it that way.

    In a perfect governmental structure, there is no need for Democrats nor Republicans because congress is supposed to represent the whole of the American people and not some section of it such as ensampled by lobbyists who congress presently answers to because of financial gains.
    Let’s face it. The likes of Maxine Waters comes to mind who entered into congress nearly butt broke but now lives a life of total luxury.
     
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