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A Representative Republic? That's So Last Century
The Market Ticker ^ | 09.27.2011 | Karl Denninger

Posted on 09/27/2011 6:04:56 PM PDT by KoRn

A Representative Republic? That's So Last Century

It really doesn't get any more clear than this, does it?

As a way to solve the national debt crisis, North Carolina Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue recommends suspending congressional elections for the next couple of years.

“I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover,” Perdue said at a rotary club event in Cary, North Carolina, according to the Raleigh News & Observer. “I really hope that someone can agree with me on that.”

Let me simply observe that such a "proposal", if said other than in jest, is an open declaration by an elected official to literally seize power and refuse to cede either office or power to the will of the people.

Should such an act be contemplated, say much less recommended or acted upon, we no longer live in a Representative Republic and the remedies called for in The Declaration of Independence are the only ones remaining for any and all who intend to be a free people living in a nation that operates on the principles of a Representative Republic.

Oh, you don't think that's all, do you?  Why no!

"So what to do? To solve the serious problems facing our country, we need to minimize the harm from legislative inertia by relying more on automatic policies and depoliticized commissions for certain policy decisions. In other words, radical as it sounds, we need to counter the gridlock of our political institutions by making them a bit less democratic." - Peter Orszag

Who is Peter Orszag?  Vice Chairman of Global Banking at Citigroup, Bloomberg "view" columnist, an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and....... most importantly.... The former director of the Office of Management and Budget for President Obama.

What time is it again?

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: beverlyperdue; denninger; northcarolina; ticker
The people of NC should deal with this governor harshly! She is basically advocating a suspension of our representative republic at least, and a dictatorship at worst!

This borders on Treason, IMO.

1 posted on 09/27/2011 6:04:58 PM PDT by KoRn
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To: KoRn

Hey lib lady, you want CW II now?

Bring it on, baby.

2 posted on 09/27/2011 6:05:55 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: KoRn

Impeach Bev now. I know this would fly in NC.

3 posted on 09/27/2011 6:17:07 PM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: KoRn

This suggestion was made because the country as a whole is displaying a swing to the right, toward conservatism. After the 2010 elections, Obama’s floundering popularity and backlash against the democrats is resulting in these kind of ideas being touted.

You can bet if the country was openly displaying liberal values they would NEVER suggest this kind of garbage.

5 posted on 09/27/2011 6:19:20 PM PDT by HushTX (I make libs rage quit.)
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To: DownInFlames

The logical result of such a crackpot, extreme view by the Governor of NC contravening our Constitution is shown by history: when the Bolsheviks seized power in 1917 in Russia they actually made good on their pledge to hold a parliamentary election. When the results showed that they lost badly, the Bolsheviks ignored the results and cancelled any further “free” elections as unnecessary and an impediment to the “progress” they intended to make for the Russian people.

6 posted on 09/27/2011 6:21:14 PM PDT by laconic
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To: KoRn
They will keep pushing will be presented as doing the voter a favor.

They will start to tell us that the economy and the partisan ship is so severe, that the average voter, does not possess the 'Clarity of thought" to make a conscientious decision.

Which roughly translates to " your too stupid to vote", we will continue and work together without the pressure of elections to make your life easier.

Honestly, the number of people who would willingly accept this, is probably pretty high. That is the scary part.

7 posted on 09/27/2011 6:25:09 PM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: DownInFlames

Every time she opens her mouth she proves that she is an idiot.

8 posted on 09/27/2011 6:25:35 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: HushTX

So very true!

This is simply liberal frustration because they can’t impose their will upon us, and cram their agenda down our throats(or up our asses)!

9 posted on 09/27/2011 6:29:48 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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All Liberals believe the elections, Congressional and Presidential, should be suspended. They know they will lose the elections, so they'd rather have Martial Law. This jackass just happened to be stupid enough to say it out loud (except for the Presidential and Martial Law parts).

A Liberal is a Socialist is a Communist.

10 posted on 09/27/2011 6:35:01 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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11 posted on 09/27/2011 6:45:03 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Obama got mostly Ds and Fs all through college and law school. Keep repeating it.....)
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To: KoRn

That’s so last before the last century.

12 posted on 09/27/2011 6:46:10 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Bean Counter

I sometimes wonder if we’d just be better off in the long term by just letting the Leftists have their way. Sure the country would be nearly, if not totally destroyed, and there would be great pain. However, doing so would show everyone what kind of bankrupt ideology they have, being on display for what it is. It would drive them into political exile.

Right now our country is well on the way to hell in a hand basket, by us just having a taste of what they have in store, as a result of the dems having the super-majority Congress and the presidency for a couple of years. Of course though, the foundations were eroding over the years well before then, and it took them to send us to the Event Horizon.

13 posted on 09/27/2011 6:52:02 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: boomop1

You are right. What are the odds of her getting impeached.

14 posted on 09/27/2011 6:55:49 PM PDT by DownInFlames ( du)
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To: KoRn

And to think Jesse Helms was from North Carolina. How did these people vote for this idiot

15 posted on 09/27/2011 7:13:32 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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It wasn’t a joke at all. It was a trial balloon. To be sure, it was a very stupid trial balloon but don’t think that a whole lot of people are not very interested in how much sympathy the idea got. Not much, as it turns out. I do believe the Guv’s career just took a permanent downturn.

16 posted on 09/27/2011 7:19:13 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: ari-freedom
"And to think Jesse Helms was from North Carolina."

Unfortunately, NC is a much different state than it was back then. Too many liberal outsiders have infested what was the already liberal 'research triangle' area of the state.

We have a similar scenario here in VA with Northern VA being our growing liberal area that offsets the rest of the state that's generally conservative. It's very frustrating to see on election day(s). Always funny how it works out during close elections... The entire state will narrowly go for the conservative, and those heavily liberal precincts will go late into the night before reporting their results. As soon as they see how many votes they need to put the liberal over the top, they'll finally report their "votes". George Allen's loss in 2006 was a text book example of this.

17 posted on 09/27/2011 7:43:00 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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