The "checks and balances" system in the US government is used more often for hindering political opponents by:
Incoming partisan shitstorm in
I don't think the check and balance system is abused - I think that is what it is for
Both aisles are complicit in their obfuscation of the Fourth Amendment. That's why illegal communications monitoring has been ongoing for the past 20 years (Pappa Bush). However, political parties have been spying on each other from the beginning.
Not as bad as the dems. Republicans have been hurt badly because of lies from ppl like Harry Reid and the media