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Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Hoekstra's Totalitarian attack on the founders


In his quest for the perfect Republican Totalitarian government, Pete Hoekstra lashed out at the founders of our country today.


"The founding fathers designed a remarkably inefficient system."



In his annual Christmas address to the Holland Chamber of Commerce, Hoekstra complained that "The next two years will be dominated by politics, campaigning and posturing." The former Chairman (thank God) of the House Intelligence Committee told the faithful corporatists that the Democrats have a full agenda and will have a tough time getting anything done because the founders designed a "remarkably inefficient system".

Seemingly, Hoekstra believes that the majority party, his, of course should be able to pass any and all bills that they want to without input, debate, or opposition from the minority party, ours, of course and that the minority having any say at all in this process was a design flaw by the founders.

Perhaps, Pete missed some of his history and civics classes as he was growing up and learning to be a vice president of industry. If he would take the time to learn about the founding of our country and the formation of our government he might learn something; "The founders wanted it to be difficult for one party to control, they made it difficult on purpose, so that the radical wing of whichever party could not enact radical legislation on the people.

But I suppose we should cut him some slack because mostly he is still whining about the loss of his power as chairman, and, of course, he is posturing and campaigning for Carl Levin's seat in '08.

posted by Pokerbear @ 4:26 PM  
2 Comments:
  • At January 9, 2007 at 7:15:00 PM PST, Blogger djtyg said…

    Hoekstra voted no on 9/11 recommendations. Thought you should know.

     
  • At February 24, 2007 at 5:26:00 PM PST, Blogger Chet said…

    I would be shocked if Pete Hoekstra ran for Carl Levin's seat. It's possible - but exceedingly remote.

    And are you sure he was attacking the founders? I'm a fan of the inefficiency they created. He may have just been making an observation.

     
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