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Eleanor Holmes Norton says 'you don't have a right to know' what's going on in government
Washington Examiner ^ | July 25, 2014 | Sean Higgins

Posted on 07/25/2014 5:20:11 PM PDT by BAW

Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non-voting congressional delegate for the District of Columbia, angrily sputtered during a congressional hearing Friday that the White House should not be held up to scrutiny, saying that there was no right to know what it was doing behind closed doors.

"You don't have a right to know everything in a separation-of-powers government, my friend. That is the difference between a parliamentary government and a separation-of-powers government," Norton said during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing.

It was, to put mildly, a significant departure from the more traditional liberal stance that openness and transparency are must to prevent abuses of power by government officials. Instead the leading advocate for statehood for the District of Columbia literally argued that even the congressional committee charged with oversight shouldn't be asking questions in the first place.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; 2ndamendment; congress; eleanorholmesnorton; idiot; liberalagenda; norton; totalitarianism; traitors; transparency; tyranny; whitehouse
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Idiots. We are surrounded by idiots.
1 posted on 07/25/2014 5:20:11 PM PDT by BAW
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To: BAW

She needs to STFU since she isn’t even a legitimate vote on legislation.


2 posted on 07/25/2014 5:21:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: BAW

I’d be ashamed to admit that I ever voted for this moron.


3 posted on 07/25/2014 5:22:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: BAW

Bump


4 posted on 07/25/2014 5:22:40 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: BAW

What she was trying to say was that you can only demand
answers from republicans and must be satisfied with
whatever liberals tell you, if they deign to tell you
at all.


5 posted on 07/25/2014 5:23:30 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: BAW

She forgot checks and balance.


6 posted on 07/25/2014 5:24:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BAW

i am sure she is just echoing what she said when bush was president...


7 posted on 07/25/2014 5:24:31 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: BAW

I imagine its an epiphany for some, finally realizing that inside each and every “liberal” is a concentration camp guard just itching to turn their newfound police state powers loose on you.


8 posted on 07/25/2014 5:25:27 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: BAW

Her affirmative/public school education is showing.


9 posted on 07/25/2014 5:25:35 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: BenLurkin

“balances”


10 posted on 07/25/2014 5:26:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BAW

Eleanor, you communist slut!


11 posted on 07/25/2014 5:27:03 PM PDT by QT3.14 (USA born 7.4.1776 fathered by geniuses, died 11.4.2008 (Suicide) by idiots and traitors)
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“Eleanor, you communist slut!”

No doubt a communist...The other means there would have to be participants and lot’s of Thunderbird I suspect.....


12 posted on 07/25/2014 5:30:05 PM PDT by selfdefense
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"Eleanor Holmes Norton says 'you don't have a right to know' what's going on in government..."

.... Unless the Republicans are in power ...... Ya ...... then the public has the right to know absolutely everything right down to the tiniest infinitesimal details.

.... But only when it's a Republican administration..... otherwise the public doesn't have the right to know what's going on.

13 posted on 07/25/2014 5:31:26 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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You don't have a right to know everything in a separation-of-powers government, my friend.

You're not my friend!

14 posted on 07/25/2014 5:31:50 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: BAW

Freedom of Information. Read it.


15 posted on 07/25/2014 5:32:07 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: BAW

To think there are people that actually look up to this lowlife.


16 posted on 07/25/2014 5:32:27 PM PDT by uncitizen (Buckle up! We're on the Facism Fast Track!)
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To: BAW

Ever notice how the communists never want to “go home to spend more time with the family” unless it’s either that or go to prison?


17 posted on 07/25/2014 5:33:08 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

LOL! Great point. ;-)


18 posted on 07/25/2014 5:35:16 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: BenLurkin

“balances”

Understands nothing, total arrogant affirmative action buffoon, puts my stomach in knots to see what is elected into office holding ANY power....


19 posted on 07/25/2014 5:37:33 PM PDT by selfdefense
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To: BAW

And here I always thought we were ‘Citizens of the United States’ and like the ‘Subjects of the United Kingdom’.

It looks like that in either situation our ‘betters’ and the ‘Elites’ know what we should know and what we shouldn’t know too.


20 posted on 07/25/2014 5:38:34 PM PDT by The Working Man
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"An elective despotism was not the government we fought for;
but one in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced
among the several bodies of magistracy as that no one could transcend their legal limits
without being effectually checked and restrained by the others."
James Madison Federalist No. 58, 1788

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21 posted on 07/25/2014 5:39:28 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: BAW
The Same Reasoning, which will induce you to admit all Men, who have no Property, to vote, with those who have, for those Laws, which affect the Person will prove that you ought to admit Women and Children: for generally Speaking, Women and Children, have as good Judgment, and as independent Minds as those Men who are wholly destitute of Property: these last being to all Intents and Purposes as much dependent upon others, who will please to feed, cloath, and employ them, as Women are upon their Husbands, or Children on their Parents.

Depend upon it, sir, it is dangerous to open So fruitfull a Source of Controversy and Altercation, as would be opened by attempting to alter the Qualifications of Voters. There will be no End of it. New Claims will arise. Women will demand a Vote. Lads from 12 to 21 will think their Rights not enough attended to, and every Man, who has not a Farthing, will demand an equal Voice with any other in all Acts of State. It tends to confound and destroy all Distinctions, and prostrate all Ranks, to one common Level.

-John Adams

22 posted on 07/25/2014 5:40:40 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: BAW

Liberals have become emboldened by Barack Obama’s lawlessness.

Increasingly, they feel safe coming out of the closet and displaying what true tyrants, racists and haters of freedom they really are.


23 posted on 07/25/2014 5:42:15 PM PDT by Iron Munro (IRONY)
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To: BenLurkin

Forgot my butt, she never knew it.


24 posted on 07/25/2014 5:43:09 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: cripplecreek

EHN always has a pinched sour look. Scolding someone with the expression “my friend” conveys the deepest contempt for whoever disagrees with her.

So glad she can’t vote. BTW, anyone remember Jesse Jackson when he named himself the D.C. “shadow senator” & tried to enter the Congressional parking lot?


25 posted on 07/25/2014 5:46:23 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: BAW

Eleanor “Sherlock” Holmes Norton <<-— Ah! there is evil afoote’

the Bizarro world detective..


26 posted on 07/25/2014 5:46:28 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: IMR 4350

eleanor is such a demented affirmative-action, equal-opportunity LIB loser. She years ago didn’t pay her federal taxes (”...because my husband takes care of that”) even though her signature was on the forms. She is a buffoon of the highest order. The local LIB buffoons continue to reelect her.


27 posted on 07/25/2014 5:47:28 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: BAW
The Same Reasoning, which will induce you to admit all Men, who have no Property, to vote, with those who have, for those Laws, which affect the Person will prove that you ought to admit Women and Children: for generally Speaking, Women and Children, have as good Judgment, and as independent Minds as those Men who are wholly destitute of Property: these last being to all Intents and Purposes as much dependent upon others, who will please to feed, cloath, and employ them, as Women are upon their Husbands, or Children on their Parents.

Depend upon it, sir, it is dangerous to open So fruitfull a Source of Controversy and Altercation, as would be opened by attempting to alter the Qualifications of Voters. There will be no End of it. New Claims will arise. Women will demand a Vote. Lads from 12 to 21 will think their Rights not enough attended to, and every Man, who has not a Farthing, will demand an equal Voice with any other in all Acts of State. It tends to confound and destroy all Distinctions, and prostrate all Ranks, to one common Level.

-John Adams

The right has a duty to find ways to disenfranchise the parasite class!!!!!!!!!!!!.

Universal Suffrage was not supported by the Founders, and is not American!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

“While all other Sciences have advanced, that of Government is at a stand; little better understood; little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago.”

- John Adams, letter to Thomas Jefferson, Jul. 9, 1813.

COMMUNISTS OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

28 posted on 07/25/2014 5:50:27 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: hal ogen

She and Sheila Jackson Lee from here in Texas are of the same caliber, BB brains.

Even by CBC standards they are considered idiots.


29 posted on 07/25/2014 5:55:43 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: BAW

Worse, we are lead by idiots.


30 posted on 07/25/2014 5:58:31 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: BAW

ReAlly?

I don’t have the right to know what my hard earned money buys?

Seems like UPS could just start delivering packages anywhere they feel like.


31 posted on 07/25/2014 6:01:12 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: cripplecreek

No, let her keep rambling, Americans need to hear what the left says and thinks, we can use this stuff against all of them.


32 posted on 07/25/2014 6:03:08 PM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: BAW

Eleanor...the beotch who came to our company for an Affirmative Action review In the 1970s is a racist idiot and can shut her piehole


33 posted on 07/25/2014 6:04:57 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

She was ‘elected’ by a population of unrepentant gibsmedats. They’re incapable of shame.


34 posted on 07/25/2014 6:09:54 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: BAW

Its a good thing to know that this Communist wana-be is a non-voting representative in D.C.

I just wonder how many more Communist are hiding in the demrat party.


35 posted on 07/25/2014 6:10:47 PM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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She is correct. It is not a “right.” It is a duty.


36 posted on 07/25/2014 6:17:06 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.)
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To: BAW

What she meant was, you have no right to know what THIS president is up to. Wasn’t true for Chimpy McHitler.


37 posted on 07/25/2014 6:23:45 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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You all, uh..UPPITY wid yo' transparency yimmah-yammah, PUTTIN' ON AIRS…!

38 posted on 07/25/2014 6:33:33 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: BAW

From th emouth of an goose stepping ass clown.


39 posted on 07/25/2014 6:41:31 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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Here's a right, Eleanor.

--That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

And we have the right to decorate a lamp post with anyone who tries to prevent us.

40 posted on 07/25/2014 7:08:37 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: TigersEye

You can KMA EHN you have that right!


41 posted on 07/25/2014 7:43:50 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: BAW

What a nut case.


42 posted on 07/25/2014 7:49:22 PM PDT by apocalypto
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Sure, yeah, that’s consistent. That’s exactly what they said about the Bush White Houses and about Reagan, too.


43 posted on 07/25/2014 8:11:20 PM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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the non-voting congressional delegate for the District of Columbia

At least one piece of good news.

44 posted on 07/25/2014 8:13:31 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non-voting congressional delegate for the District of Columbia, angrily sputtered during a congressional hearing Friday that the White House should not be held up to scrutiny, saying that there was no right to know what it was doing behind closed doors.

In the very first sentence, the Washington Examiner proved why Eleanor Holmes Norton is a NON-VOTING Congressional Delegate.

Thank the Lord!

45 posted on 07/25/2014 8:17:26 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: BAW

Corollary to

We have to pass the bill to know what’s in it


46 posted on 07/25/2014 8:18:52 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: BAW

This lesbionic creature gets fuglier every year. Google a photo of her


47 posted on 07/25/2014 8:24:39 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: DocJhn

I might have to deny her that right. I don’t want anything that fugly near my arse.


48 posted on 07/25/2014 8:57:20 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: usconservative
In the very first sentence, the Washington Examiner proved why Eleanor Holmes Norton is a NON-VOTING Congressional Delegate.

She's non-voting because she doesn't represent a state. She shouldn't even be there.

Of course, the 'Rats would like to change that, but there's that inconvenient Constitution in the way.

49 posted on 07/25/2014 9:18:22 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: BAW

Yet another of Obama’s ignorant *ssholes.


50 posted on 07/25/2014 10:37:09 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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