Saturday, May 28, 2005

Who's Running The Show?

Remember all those things you worried about should Bush get reelected? Well....Try this.

House Republicans, for instance, discarded the seniority system and limited the independence and prerogatives of committee chairmen. The result is a chamber effectively run by a handful of GOP leaders. At the White House, Bush has tightened the reins on Cabinet members, centralizing the most important decisions among a tight group of West Wing loyalists. With the strong encouragement of Vice President Cheney, he has also moved to expand the amount of executive branch information that can be legally shielded from Congress, the courts and the public.

If the citizens representative and senators don't have the liberty to vote their conscience without repercussion then we no longer have a republic. We no longer have "by the people" government. So what do we have? Looks somewhat like a dictatorship to me.

2 Comments:

Blogger Dedanna said...

The above link has expired. Here's a Permalink (somewhat) to the story listed here originally. No clue how long it will be up.

8:49 PM, June 04, 2005  
Blogger Dedanna said...

Wait, I thought a dictatorship is what we had anyway?

8:55 PM, June 04, 2005  

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