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July 16, 2013

Do you trust the government?

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The Supreme Court is a life long appointment, no way other than something really bad are you taken off the court. Usually, either you die or resign. I can think of no time any Justice has been taken off the court for any reason. The President has, at times, attempted to pack the court to be sure they are of the same political feeling as the President. Franklin Roosevelt was the one that comes to mind first, but he was not the only President to try this, Lincoln did too. The interesting part of this is usually, if not always, that attempt to pack the court fails. That, to me, says something for the people of our country to not allow court packing to occur. The idea of life-long appointment was to keep the Justice’s out of the political ring we now find them in today. Maybe it is time to rethink how the Justice’s serve on the Supreme Court, maybe not.

The present day situation scares me a lot. Not necessarily that it is being done, but how it is being done and how easy it is for that information to be used for purposes other than what the program was set up to maintain. The use of the IRS by whom ever who did it for political purposes shows me just how fragile this program actually is for us all. It shows just how easily it could be used to tear us down, not save us from terrorism. It depends on those of the elected administration, seemingly without judicial oversight, to mine the information they might want to perpetuate themselves in power, and that is truly a very scary possibility. We must be vigilant, very vigilant, to be sure some one does not gain this information for uses other than intended. In other words, do you trust the present administration, or for that matter any future ones? I, for one, do not and am concerned about how this administration has acted and may act in the future.

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