Re: [NTLK] OT: Dictatorial Powers

From: Chip Matteson (
Date: Thu Jun 19 2003 - 12:56:52 PDT

We nearly got that in Texas last month when the Republicans tried to
Jerrymander out the Democrats. The Democrats actually had to go to Oklahoma
to squash the quorum on redistricting. The Republican Governor, Rick Perry,
sent the Texas Rangers to bring them back. Texas Rangers do not have
jursdiciton in OK.

It was also reported that Tom Delay, US house Republican, used the special
powers granted to fight terrorism to get the Democrats out of Oklahoma.

Land of the free!

On 6/19/03 1:33 PM, "Johannes Spielhagen" <> wrote:

> Am Donnerstag, 19.06.03 um 11:33 Uhr schrieb eric engle:
>> What would you say to a constitutional amendment to give the president
>> dictatorial powers?
> This is a real cool thing. We had such a thing in Germany only a few
> years ago (around 1933-1945) as well ("Notstandsverordnungen") and
> after that the whole country was not in the state (pun not intended)
> you would desire to find it. And funny, nobody liked us anymore.
> Johannes

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