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Old 10th February 2017, 09:28 PM
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Default Re: Media Release: It Could Happen Here. Donít Let It.

Trump has proven one very important fact about the law - it only works because we say it does.

It is as fragile as it is allowed to be.

He can do what he wants if those in the positions with the power to stop him, for whatever reason, do not exercise that power.

It is the same here.

The US constitution and the Australian Constitution are very different documents - theirs defines a nation, ours is, simply, a power-sharing agreement, designed to limit the power of the Commonwealth over the jealous States that agreed to make it. The High Court have shifted the balance of power over the years, but it still only works because people are prepared to say it does.
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