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Forum Post: The Rs stole democracy !

Posted 2 years ago on April 5, 2012, 11:43 p.m. EST by bensdad (8977)
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How many times have we shouted about this?
The Rs stole democracy !
The Michigan Rs have been stealing democracy for more than a year with their “emergency manager law” that replaces elected officials with legalized dictators in local Michigan government.
The Rs stole democracy !
Here is the real story:
Over 20 years ago, Michigan changed their constitution setting that all laws passed would take effect 90 days after the end of the legislative term – which means a law passed in January 2010 would go in effect in March 2011. This was done so that opposition could organize to repeal .
UNLESS the legislature - by a 2/3 majority rules it is a n emergency that must go into effect immediately.
The Rs in this legislature have passed over 80% of this year’s legislation as “emergencies” by “2/3” vote.
The emergency manager law, passed in March 2011 would go into effect in March 2012 –
BUT
It was passed in March 2011 –
using the “immediate effect” provision of the law –
so emergency managers were in place by June of last year.
BUT
The Rs stole democracy !
All Rs voted for it & no Democrats voted for the emergency manager act so it passed 63 to 47 = 57% which is less than 66%
The Rs stole democracy !
The state Speaker of the House simply proclaimed there were 73 votes for “immediate effect” and that was that.
The Rs stole democracy !
So the emergency managers were immediately put into place
The Rs stole democracy !

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[-] 2 points by factsrfun (6000) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

Same thing happened when I posted about the Supreme Court, people say they hate Citizen’s United then pretend it came from God, listen!

People do these things; Republican people.

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

When my father asked me if I stole the apple pie, I told him I got a B on my math test. Reply trolls I guess- 1 on Obama 1 on the financial condition of Michigan 1 on the Ds


are you people afraid to look into this THEFT of democracy? we know how afraid the Rs are about honest voting dozens of new "voter fraud" laws scotus in florida diebold in ohio now it's Michigan


does anyone have the courage to address the thread that I posted

[-] 1 points by Normalperson1 (119) from Indianapolis, IN 2 years ago

Michigan. Was that not a democrat state what is now a waste land. Or am i just thinking about Detroit....

[-] 1 points by Craptastic41 (16) from ANIAK, AK 2 years ago

So the Ds are about nothing but democracy?

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[-] 0 points by SparkyJP (1646) from Westminster, MD 2 years ago

Yeah, and Obama brought us the murder and unlimited detention of American citizens by simply labeling anyone a terrorist. He and Holder are restoring are democracy, huh?

TYT - Obama Insisted on Indefinite Detentions of Citizens

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tO2irR2Wj8

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