VTKillarney1 wrote:mbmbos wrote:Frankly, I'm not sure the United States exists anymore. We're just NAZIs waving a different colored flag.
Holy false equivalence! It also trivializes the horror of the millions of Jews that were slaughtered just for being Jewish, not to mention the millions of innocent citizens that were killed in World War II.
Big "false equivalence"! One is a far-right political party, led by an unabashed demagogue, that demonized minorities in order to stoke fear in less-well-informed citizens... shoved the free press, intellectuals, and social minorities to the side... and restructured all levels of government to carry out their "nationalistic" ideals, destroying the nation's multi-ethnic, progressive heritage and freedoms in the process.
The other... was a political party in Germany...
Aesma wrote:I find it ridiculous how justice is politicized in the US (elected judges, prosecutors, etc.), especially the Supreme Court. Ideally politics should have no role in this, and supreme court justices should be barely known except by lawyers and scholars.
Unfortunately, the concept of a court as an arbiter of justice has become quaint, thanks first to the determination of the administration to nominate an idealogogue to the institution, and secondly due to the overt politicalization of the process. McConnell made it clear when he refused to even hold hearings for Merrick Garland that there was no longer any facade of fairness in the process - and, as a result has defiled not only the reputation of the Senate, but of the Court itself.
The only Supremes who deserve our trust anymore are lead by Diana Ross... not John Roberts.