Michigan Proposes Monarchy

Apparently the leaders in the state of Michigan have had enough of this damnable “representative” government and have decided to do something about it. It appears that next week they will abolish the representative form of government and replace it with a new form — I guess I’d call it an “elected monarchy.” I’m not sure what term to use for a system of government in which one person is elected, but then appoints someone else who has the power to remove duly elected officials.

Oh sure, it’s not called that. And it’s “for the children” or some such claptrap. And it’s only “for emergencies.” But hey, I’m sure it’s legal, because under our current system of government, any decision made by the legislature is automatically legal, appropriate, and good. After all, they’re so much smarter than everyone else. This just seems like a logical extension — when the people, in their ignorance, select someone they shouldn’t, this new “emergency financial manager” could simply get rid of the elected official, because he’s so much smarter than the people who vote.

Amazingly, this is one of the very few times in which I believe the federal government should step in: Article IV, Section 4:

Section 4 – Republican government

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

Whoops. Sorry. I was thinking the Constitution was the law of the land. I know, I’m dreaming again.

Gunline

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