The U.S. Supreme Court did not rule the line-item veto constitutional in 1996; it merely said the issue has to be brought before it by someone with "standing." It's still an issue to be resolved!
This is, in fact, the first time in history we actually can create a real democracy, run by all of us.
We spend much time and efforts for governing ourselves. A modified form, a government with rolling elections, can channel our efforts to more productive uses, while retaining its democratic hue.
We can see that democracy is leading to widespread discontent, showing likelihood of change. What are the forces acting and, what can we do?
The main system of government throughout the world is democratic, partly due to the influences of the Western colonialists towards their former colonies from the Americas to the land of Australia.
Why do government agencies invariably wait until it's too late before taking action? It seems to me that government at every level should create a panel whose job it is to uncover potential problems.
We appear to have a selective memory regarding how this country survived to become the nation it is today. Without slavery or western expansion, we would never have made it. We have to accept that.
The author draws attention to a small part of the state systems through the events in the Balkans. Of course, he is the author of the personal view that such state systems and circumstances also exist at the border of the Balkans.