Here are the Top 3 reasons why the US system cannot be reformed:
1.) Federal judges are the final authority on everything, even on the most sensitive questions that exist like the definition of marriage, which makes voting a futile exercise.
2.) The oligarchy that rules America can bribe “reformer” politicians – the real election takes place after the official one when campaign contributions are exchanged for “evolving” on this or that troublesome position. Also, the oligarchy has the resources to take care of elected politicians with plush jobs after they leave public service, so it pays to tow their line while in office.
3.) Even when Congress or the state legislature pass laws (see the Immigration Act of 1996 which is my favorite example), executives can choose to ignore those laws and refuse to enforce them, which is why millions of illegal aliens have overrun our borders.
“In a decision coming from Utah, a federal appeals court on Wednesday for the first time backed gay marriage.
The Denver-based U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower-court decision that struck down the state’s bans on same-sex marriage.
The ruling, which was stayed, sets the stage for an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, which touched off the current round of legal fighting on the issue when it struck down parts of the federal Defense of Marriage Act last year. …”
Note: In a separate decision, the US 10th Court of Appeals has sustained the lower court decision to strike down Utah’s gay marriage ban.