Skip to comments.Itís time to hold voters accountable for their choices (BARF)
Posted on 05/21/2019 8:07:00 AM PDT by DFG
Government accountability is an idea that draws bipartisan support: calls for more transparency and oversight of politicians and bureaucracies go over well with voters. But what about oversight of the people who put them in office? Democracies give power to the people does anyone hold the people responsible for this power?
Not really, and that has long been a problem. Since its beginning in ancient Greece, democracy has faced a crisis of legitimacy when the people have not been held accountable for their exercise of sovereignty, allowing elites to dismiss democracy as mob rule. Today, defending our democracy begins with taking responsibility for votes cast at the ballot box each year.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Duh, I’M paying the price for what collectivists and people who crave tyranny’s boot vote for.
Would it not be easier
In that case for the government
To dissolve the people
And elect another?
— Bertoldt Brecht
(Which is what illegal immigration is about)
Who would be this "anyone" ?
“But what about oversight of the people who put them in office?”
GFY... that is the mentality of the authoritarian. It’s one way deal. We oversee government and give them limited power to accomplish a few tasks WE deep worthy.
You don’t “oversee” us....you bastards.
Lefties DO NOT like to lose elections.
Peaceful coexistence with these people is not possible. We need to stop pretending that it is.
Every Democrat is a violent totalitarian thug.
“Is it unreasonable to suggest that politicians who introduce flagrantly unconstitutional measures, such as a ban on immigrants based on religious criteria, or a law that would prosecute women for having a miscarriage or seeking an abortion in another state, face formal charges of introducing unlawful legislation? Likewise, perhaps if every single elected or appointed official had to submit to an audit at the hands of regular citizens (even, say, disclosing their tax returns), the propensity to corruption would be checked.”
And he wants people to confront and go after people who vote for people he doesn’t like such as Rep King or Trump.
The author is a Canadian. So consider the source.
Conservative federal taxpayers should not have to bailout socialist dem states for their mistakes.
Since its beginning in ancient Greece, democracy has faced a crisis of legitimacy....We are NOT a democracy. Period.
Events hold us accountable for our choices.
Events, and God.
Nobody else is qualified.
At the heart of it the author wants to prosecute Trump after he leaves office. I’ll bet the author would really like to punish all those who voted for/support Trump.
What would be this Democracy crap?
Of course the "people" are held accountable for their mistakes. With Obongo we suffered through eight years of economic decay and growth of the authoritarian deep state for the sin of electing him.
These cheerleaders for despots deserve to lose their jobs and be tossed out like Obongo did to hundreds of thousands of American workers with his Marxist plans of destruction for our nation and our social fabric.
Don’t have to be a genius to see where the CrapPost is going with this ...
they’re trying to justify illegal fishing expeditions like the hunt for Trump’s tax returns
Their excuse? “We must hold our leaders accountable”
(where was this attitude when Benghazi happened??)
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