It’s not just Leftists in Australia who don’t appear all that thrilled with nations being democratic.
The idea is being touted in the US as well, and yep, you guessed it, by a Democrat (oh, the irony).
File this in the random-things-politicians-say file. Speaking to a Cary Rotary Club today, N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue suggested suspending Congressional elections for two years so that Congress can focus on economic recovery and not the next election.
“I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that,” Perdue said. “You want people who don’t worry about the next election.”
The comment — which came during a discussion of the economy — perked more than a few ears. It’s unclear whether Perdue, a Democrat, is serious — but her tone was level and she asked others to support her on the idea.
Hey, why stop there? Make it four years. Make it forever. Even do what Bob Brown wants and have a global world government and throw democracy out everywhere. It works so well in North Korea after all. Human rights in China are to die for… literally.
After all, what would us little people know about what’s good for us?
Oh, faceless overlords. Tell me how to live my life.
Meanwhile, a former Obama stooge, budget director Peter Orszag, rambles on in the same bent.
So what to do? To solve the serious problems facing our country, we need to minimize the harm from legislative inertia by relying more on automatic policies and depoliticized commissions for certain policy decisions. In other words, radical as it sounds, we need to counter the gridlock of our political institutions by making them a bit less democratic.
No. What we need is less Leftists.
*What is funny I must admit is that proposal to suspend democracy in the US Congress comes when the Republicans have the majority, even if they don’t have that in the Senate.