01/13/2006: Why the United States is fucked....
In a recent survey of Florida adults conducted by the Florida Bar Association, 41% could not name the three branches of government. Guesses included "local, state, and federal", and "Democrat, Republican, and Independent." Many couldn't explain "checks and balances" or "separation of powers", either.Yep. It's not "this fading republic", as George Carlin used to say in one of his monologues. I think it fully qualifies as "this faded republic". And fast progressing to "this defunct [former] republic".
Len on 01.13.06 @ 06:43 AM CST