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So why aren’t they up in arms about this?
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Too liberal a source for some of you all on this? Try Forbes, on Wisconsin:
It’s ok if you want to support open fascism, Republican friends, but at least have the honesty to admit that fascism is what you support. If notorious liberal enclave Forbes recognizes it, you should, too.
Well, maybe because none of us even heard about it until we read it here. Of course, at least from the short story linked, it sounds like Benton Harbor was a huge mess, and that the voters of Michigan, who threw out the Democrats due to their incompetence, figured they’d put in place someone who they hoped could actually fix things.
Perhaps this is the wrong way to go, but Michigan is hardly the only place where state governments have had to step in to fix huge messes caused by local Democrats; think Camden, New Jersey.
Oddly enough, I can’t think of anyplace where Republicans have screwed up things so badly that the state had to take over.
This is an interesting form of conservatism you’re professing, Dana – when the state takes over & subverts constitutional democracy, it’s because they “[have] to step in to fix huge messes.” Shoot, that’s great – any politician who wants to use that line will be grateful for the precedent!
I think I know you well enough to know your heart isn’t in that line, though. No true conservative could conceivably support open statist power-grab stuff like this; no-one who professes to support democracy even in name could feel anything but shame over allowing stuff like this to pass without the strongest condemnation.
As long as they aren’t making people get health insurance, freedom lives!
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