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In his latest call to arms, Philip Kotler passionately argues that democracy is under grave threat. Too much money has entered politics, and its donors, often billionaires and corporations, now hold too much influence in favor of the 1%. Meanwhile, the voting system is flawed, too few citizens are politically informed, and many don’t vote. At the same time, major political parties are unable to agree on policies, Presidents are disempowered, and the real changes needed don’t occur. Kotler confronts this gloomy outlook positively with some potential solutions, as well as an invitation for you to get involved in the democratic issues that impact your life. Please visit www.democracyindecline.com for more around the issues raised by the book.

Reforming the Federal Judiciary Process—Is the Judiciary Shaping Legislation?
Reforming the Federal Judiciary Process—Is the Judiciary Shaping Legislation?

‘Do not judge, and you will never be mistaken.’

Jean Jacques Rousseau

The Courts represent the third branch of government and they function to provide a check-and-balance system to the Congress and the presidency. The Courts can be asked to decide whether a particular law passed by Congress is compatible with the Constitution, whether a particular presidential action is compatible with the Constitution, and whether a particular State’s action is compatible with the Constitution. When the Supreme Court rules that something passed by Congress is unconstitutional, it looks like the Supreme Court is actually creating or shaping legislation, a function that technically belongs to Congress. The Supreme Court ...

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