Thursday, January 05, 2012
Sounds like Huey Long in Louisiana back in the dayI know I just quoted Charlie Pierce in the last post. But he's very quotable. In Esquire Politics Blog 01/05/2012, he reports:
To sum up: The governor of Michigan has been granted the power to suspend unilaterally the democratically elected government of any city based on criteria that he alone can determine. He will then install a crony to run the place, generally at a higher salary than the mayor whom the governor has chosen to replace. This crony will be fully in charge of all city government functions. He will determine what company gets the contract to pick up the garbage. He will determine which company will plow the roads. I am sure, of course, that cronyism and favoritism will not infect any of these decisions, because that only happens when people are elected to do these jobs, not when they're appointed by a governor who been given himself alone the power to do it. ...Since all the Republicans declare themselves to be passionate lovers of the Constitution, it worth noting this from Art. IV, Section 4: "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government ..."?
So I'm sure our President and former professor of Constitutional law will step in and put a stop to this nonsense immediately, right?
Tags: authoritarianism, michigan
| +Save/Share | |
Links to this post:
No subject for immortal verse
That we who lived by honest dreams
Defend the bad against the worse."
-- Cecil Day-Lewis from Where Are The War Poets?
[Tip: Point cursor to any comment to see title of post being discussed.]
SEARCH THIS SITE
News & Media Links