Total Posts:8|Showing Posts:1-8
Jump to topic:

The 4th Branch of American Government??

Skepsikyma
Posts: 8,865
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
1/10/2015 8:27:57 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 1/10/2015 7:17:18 PM, BDPershing wrote:
Don't know how many people have heard this term, but wandering if people know about it.

I've heard it applied to both the new media and the people themselves at times.
"See now Oblivion shimmering all around us, its very tranquility deadlier than tempest. How little all our keels have troubled it. Time in its deeps swims like a monstrous whale; and, like a whale, feeds on the littlest things -- small tunes and little unskilled songs of the olden, golden evenings -- and anon turneth whale-like to overthrow whole ships."
- Lord Dunsany -

"We enjoy, we see nothing by direct vision; but only by reflection, and in anatomical dismemberment."
- Thomas Carlyle -
Skepsikyma
Posts: 8,865
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
1/10/2015 8:28:10 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 1/10/2015 8:27:57 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 1/10/2015 7:17:18 PM, BDPershing wrote:
Don't know how many people have heard this term, but wandering if people know about it.

I've heard it applied to both the news media and the people themselves at times.
"See now Oblivion shimmering all around us, its very tranquility deadlier than tempest. How little all our keels have troubled it. Time in its deeps swims like a monstrous whale; and, like a whale, feeds on the littlest things -- small tunes and little unskilled songs of the olden, golden evenings -- and anon turneth whale-like to overthrow whole ships."
- Lord Dunsany -

"We enjoy, we see nothing by direct vision; but only by reflection, and in anatomical dismemberment."
- Thomas Carlyle -
Clovis
Posts: 191
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
1/10/2015 9:13:26 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 1/10/2015 7:17:18 PM, BDPershing wrote:
Don't know how many people have heard this term, but wandering if people know about it.

It's the bureaucracy. That's what political scientists say the 4th branch is.
Words are wind.

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.
PetersSmith
Posts: 6,488
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
1/10/2015 9:29:09 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 1/10/2015 7:17:18 PM, BDPershing wrote:
Don't know how many people have heard this term, but wandering if people know about it.

What Clovis said.
Empress of DDO (also Poll and Forum "Maintenance" Moderator)

"The two most important days in your life is the day you were born, and the day you find out why."
~Mark Twain

"Wow"
-Doge

"Don't believe everything you read on the internet just because there's a picture with a quote next to it."
~Abraham Lincoln

Guide to the Polls Section: http://www.debate.org...
BDPershing
Posts: 75
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
1/10/2015 9:48:28 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 1/10/2015 8:28:10 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 1/10/2015 8:27:57 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 1/10/2015 7:17:18 PM, BDPershing wrote:
Don't know how many people have heard this term, but wandering if people know about it.

I've heard it applied to both the news media and the people themselves at times.

I have heard it applied to the people of the united states more or less as an addition to the first 3 branches. Trying to state the people of america are also part of the government system, and needs to also act in the check and balance system. As for media I have only heard about the 3rd estate or 4th estate, not a branch.