Another example of what goes around comes around provides me with some snorts and sniggers of derision. In early medieval Europe kings, at least the clever ones, made sure to have a suitably senior bishop by their side, if not 'onside', when important political decisions were to be made. There was a sort of a deal, you see, in which the Church jealousy guarded its rights and privileges whilst the King looked after his. A sort of duopoly, I suppose. The landed gentry were powerful but tended to divide themselves into factions which, of course, reduced their strength. Then, in the 16th century along came 'our 'Enry', a typical Brit trouble-maker with 'wifey' problems as well as money problems. The Catholic church was staunch in its defence of the proper procedures for marriage and/or separation. 'Our 'Enry' simply told them to get lost and burned one or two at the stake 'pour encourager les autres'! Shortly afterwards he invented his own church and from then on everyone knew without any doubt that he was 'the main man'!
Today, I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry at the Kingdom of America which, under the sly leadership of Queen Barrie, has subverted the hitherto independent third pillar of the state, the SCOTUS and thereby dealt a crushing blow to the, er, blowhards in Congress (allegedly the second pillar of the constitution). A dispute arose over one small phrase in a Bill that was bigger than two editions of 'War and Peace' which meant that no-one ever read it! The phrase was "an exchange established by the state.” By an "exchange" the drafters meant a market place and as this entailed a subsidy some states accepted it but others did not. The phrase might seem clear enough to you but the likes of Chief Justice John Roberts said, oh, no, if you hold the paper it is printed on, turn it upside down in front of a mirror and then read the reflection it means something else entirely and, er, as Chief Justice I am going to tell you what all those Congress critters really meant!
So now Queen Barrie, and his heirs and successors, has a suitably long-robed equivalent of a Bishop to stand alongside him and endorse his every word. Meanwhile, the Congress are rather like the old medieval landed gentry, they are full of factions and are thus unable to fulfil their duties under the American constitution. Suckers!