Saturday, October 13, 2007

Excessive Presidential Power Threatens Democracy

This . . . was said by a member of the Bush administration?

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) -- The Russian government under Vladimir Putin has amassed so much central authority that the power-grab may undermine Moscow's commitment to democracy, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Saturday.

"In any country, if you don't have countervailing institutions, the power of any one president is problematic for democratic development," Rice told reporters after meeting with human-rights activists.

From CNN Rice says Kremlin's consolidated power endangers democracy.

This, from the administration in charge of signing statements to subvert the legislature, and executive orders to subvert both the legislature and the courts, that has moved judicial decision making from the courts to the Justice Department.

How stupid do these people think we are?

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