James Fallows:

A Lucky Country, on Thin Ice

Where we stand, June 30, 2022

In his latest, Fallows presents the case that our rules for governing are stuck in a time that we are very far from. Smarter-than-us countries have continuously updated and evolved their way of operating. He writes:

“But in governmental terms, this “young” country is not just mature but geriatric. I’m talking about the branches themselves, under the shaggy balance-of-powers, evolving-democracy system set up in 1787″

I guess we have come to this moment when the rules for our three branches of our government have been stretched too thin, giving the courts the chance to run wild. He suggests the court’s motto could be switched up to:

l’etat, c’est nous

Intentionnaly mis-translated: We Are The Law

James Fallows