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A Penalty for Harry

Francis W. Porretto Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 9:06 AM
The great failing of our Constitutional order is the lack of a mechanism -- independent of government -- for penalizing elected officials for misfeasance, malfeasance, or nonfeasance according to the explicit text of the Constitution and the legislated laws of the land. Of course, if such a mechanism were established, the pols would immediately start trying to corrupt it. Given time enough, they would surely succeed. "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes," indeed.
Kibitzer Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 2:19 PM
There is a Constitutional mechanism to deal with misfeasance, malfeasance, etc. It is called an election. Unfortunately the people collectively don't use it very effectively.

WASHINGTON -- A couple of weeks ago, I elaborated on how Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had at the time failed for three straight years to write up a budget in the Senate, thereby breaking the law three -- now four -- years running. I said that he should write up a budget in part to inform the citizenry how their tax dollars were being spent. How much was going to the Pentagon and our nation's security? How much was going into green fantasies like Solyndra and payoffs to the Democratic Party's friends. That would be friendly fascism, the left's...