Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The U.S. Transition to Democracy

In the 2000 elections the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the President of the country was George W. Bush. In spite of all the procedures put in place to have a President elected by a significant amount of people through the Electoral College, nine Americans decided for 300 million people. It was George W. Bush who appointed Justice John G. Roberts Jr., who later became the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

With Roberts came Citizens United and the ruling opening the elections to big packets, even of foreign money to "invest" in our electoral process and putting for sale America politics and the elections.

Then, the biggest challenge for President Barack Obama and his entire presidency was saved by Justice Roberts.

The shocking and disturbing decision of conservative Roberts to his fellow Republicans to join the 4 liberal Justices to save the Obamacare, is probably the most significant move in the history of the U.S. at the door of the 21 Century.

The upheld of the Affordable Care Act or "ObamneyCare" or health insurance reform law, thanks to Chief Justice Roberts, seems by many a ruling beyond about personal or ideological principles, certainly could be interpreted as the point where the old way of seing the country meet its finish line and starts the process or the road to the transition to democracy.

After the ruling on the Affordable Care Act and the inmediate reaction of reactionaries forces in Congress calling for the head of the Chief Justice, some suggested that the Supreme Court is no longer relevant, especially when the ruling is not favorable to Citizens United activists and donors. Suddenly the higher court of the land was compare with the U.N.; an expensive institution with no much importance than a sunscreen in the Arctic.

The institutionalization of the U.S. Supreme Court is the single most important step to the new direction taken by the country. Without an independent high court from partisan influence, the nation cannot move forward to its greater destiny. The young generation of Americans, born here or not, are undeterred to move this process forward.

In this Independence Day, July 4th, 2012, lets celebrate the declaration of freedom from old struggles, from our own fears, from apologizing to British Petroleum when it destroy our ocean cost, from policies that kept America subjugated for decades.

Today we are in the process of transitioning to democracy. Lets celebrate this day and the days to come. We deserve a free America because we are in the land of brave patriots.

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