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11-06-2012, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
Regardless of the party in control, having a government where almost "nothing would get passed into law", is close to my ideal form of government.

That's essentially what the Founding Fathers intended.
Have you ever seen the British comedy "Yes Minister"? It's obviously a different system over there, but it's a similar concept to what you're talking about here. The main character is a newly elected government Minister, and the permanent civil servants who work under him always try to make sure that none of his agenda gets passed because they prefer the status quo. Very funny satire of the nuances of bureaucracy, and many politicians have actually admitted it's fairly accurate.

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