Well, when it works there’s transparency, honesty, a functional reporting system for issues when they come up, and people who earnestly want success of the entire organism.

 Well, when it works there’s transparency, honesty, a functional reporting system for issues when they come up, and people who earnestly want success of the entire organism.
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    I like the push-and-pull of the American system – the 3 branches of govt, how they and the media agree and then tussle, the two parallel mass media streams in the usa (the right wing news and the standard news which is center-right but we call it “liberal”) and their battles.
    I love how the state and federal tussle, how the state and county/local/city govts tussle.
    and somehow it sort of functions.
    But an individual administration is generally interchangeable. I like or don’t like their “flavor” but the substance is usually very similar.
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    The American system is extremely CONSERVATIVE by nature – by design it is SLOW to change. That is part of its success: the bloat of the US government is why it functions.
    Change barely happens — most changes we make a fuss over are actually really minor ones – and this is over course of decades and decades.
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    I find the sluggish conservative beast of the US government a fascinating creature. But I would be swallowed up by it if I participated in any but the mildest way.
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    um… I wouldn’t say progressive. Reactionary and radical but American conservatism is known for being reactionary politically — they don’t really have too many political stances they’re FOR but they have a lot they react AGAINST

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    Here’s a sample that was fun.
    No, I don’t want America to become unwieldy. I don’t wreck something unless I have a sufficient replacement that’s of equal or better quality.
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