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Big Deal And So What

Reader comment on item: Turkey Is on the Path to Rogue Dictatorship

Submitted by Uncle Vladdi (Canada), Oct 26, 2015 at 22:05

So Erdogan has made the Presidency into a monarchy, and relegated the Prime Ministry to a regulatory role - so what? Big deal.

Things have been thus in all systems of 'democracy' since at least the time of Aristotle.

Even the American system (with its president's Executive Orders authority) mirrors this simple fact:

Montesquieu was wrong.

There is no system of checks & balances, division of powers etc - as even Aristotle noted long ago, the legislative branch only looks to the future, the forensic judiciary only looks to the past, while only the executive is free to rampage at will in the present.

None of them pays even the slightest attention to any of the others!

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