A short rant on the separation of powers

I was thinking about this today even before word came down about Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s retirement. There is no separation of powers in our government anymore, because the public sector is ruled by political ideology. What differentiates the Executive, Judiciary and Legislative branches, if they’re all wrapped together in an ideological cloak — whether right or left? Nothing.

Frankly, I believe in the separation of powers as a safeguard for the little guy (me). Without that, the haves — a.k.a. the ruling class — will always be in charge, and we will no longer be a government of the people.

This is why we so badly need the democratization of media and why postmodernism is so critical to understand.

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