Category Archives: Loyal Opposition

The Contradictory American Presidency: Why An Elected Executive Head of State Can Only Be a Divider, Not a Uniter


Authority Makes the Presidency Unifying as Head of State; Power Renders Him Divisive as Head of Government When campaigning for the presidency, George W. Bush, then Governor of Texas, famously proclaimed, “I’m uniter, not a divider.” I aim to show … Continue reading

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The Deleterious Effects of Bipartisanship and the Separation of Powers on Good Government


Recall Election in Wisconsin: Wisconsin Would Have Solved Its Political Standoff Last Year Under A Parliamentary System! Governor Walker of Wisconsin now faces a recall election, scheduled for June 5th. I couldn’t help but conclude that if Wisconsin operated under … Continue reading

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The Prime Minister Does Not “Represent All Canadians” – the House of Commons Does


Responsible Government and the Loyal Opposition Many of the subtle misinterpretations of the nature of responsible government derive from what some (and perhaps some of you, dear readers!) would consider “quibbling”, constitutional pedantry, or “debates over semantics.” I would argue, … Continue reading

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Justin Trudeau Denies the Divisiveness of Politics


Strange Musings on Quebec’s Secession On Sunday, 12 February 2012, Justin Trudeau announced in a French-language interview that he would support the secession of Quebec in order to oppose and protect Quebec from the alleged right-wing policies of the Harper … Continue reading

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The State of the Union Address and Loyal Opposition in the United States


The State of the Union Is The Equivalent of the Sovereign’s State Opening of Parliament “[The President of the United States] shall from time to time give the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their … Continue reading

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