Tuesday, December 20, 2005

"Martial Law"

TPM Cafe has this on late night 'legislating'......
The House's adoption, on a party-line vote, of so-called "martial law," suspending, among other items, the normal requirement that Members have at least 24 hours to read major legislation before they vote on it, was authoritarian even by House GOP standards.
This is "martial law"...
This extraordinary procedure is known as a “martial law” rule because it suspends the normal procedures and safeguards and allows the House Leadership to operate in a more authoritarian fashion. It enables the Leadership to seek to ram a bill or conference report through before the Members have the opportunity to fully understand what they are voting on.

Go read the martial law link.
The Republicans have become our new dictatorial overlords and I don't welcome them.

(Thanks to reader robinhood)

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