Re: [NTLK] OT: Dictatorial Powers

From: Mark (
Date: Thu Jun 19 2003 - 17:18:58 PDT

All that's needed here is to have an amendment that allows state
governors to appoint temporary representatives until elections can be
held. This does not create a police state nor is the suggestion that the
President have dictatorial powers. Please reread the article.


Mark Ross
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>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
>Chip Matteson
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