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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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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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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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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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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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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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Her affirmative/public school education is showing.


9 posted on 07/25/2014 5:25:35 PM PDT by doc1019
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“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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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 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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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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LOL! Great point. ;-)


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