1) when I need correction, I come here. As I have said many times it
is much better to make mistakes here than out in the field.
2) The last thing I want to do is appear to use obscure information to make me look good, as so many AMPWs love to do.
When I talked about the importance of the coalition that got Hitler
into power in the 1932 election, I went right into it as if you were
familar with coalition-building.
As I remember from my political science days, The United States is
the only country on earth in which the legislative and executive
branches are elected separately.
In every other country, the “government” is elected by a majority of the legislative branch.
France was famous in the 50s, until DeGaulle took over, for
short-lived governments. I remember one, Henri Queuille, that lasted two
days though he held office another eight days as a caretaker while a
new coalition was cobbled together.
They could elect a Premier and other officials, then they would fall
out with each other or one or more parties would drop out of the
coalition and the government would resign, and/or lose a vote of
This year Britain went back to “one party government” when the Conservative Party won a tiny majority.
If you paid any attention to British politics, which is as boring and
pointless as ours, a coalition of two or more parties formed one of
their recent governments.
I can almost hear BUGSERS saying, “Well whoopteedo! We are supposed
to be bored to death here by breathless announcements of which
cuckservative gets ten more votes, and you expect us to keep up with
British Liberal Democrats who make even less difference?”
True, nearly all other countries do use the Parliamentary system.
You already have an electoral system that means nothing.
Why should you keep up with another one?
A quote from the beginning of Stephen King’s “Kingdom Hospiral:”
“A hundred and fifty years ago in Maine, women and children worked sixteen hour shifts every day to make blue uniforms.
The blue uniforms were for men who were fighting to abolish “The Peculiar Institution.”
“The Peculiar Institution was slavery”
Only Stephen King could get away with that!