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LincolnLover:
People tend to forget that RI was the only state that didn't have the right to vote for their leaders in the founding on this nation(it was considered closer to a corporation of plantations) They even arrested the elected governor during the "rebellion"

One would like to think that has changed. Guess not.

http://news.yahoo.com/troubled-ri-city-receivership-loses-democracy-164854804.html

When the state stepped in to take over financially struggling Central Falls in 2010, Rhode Island's smallest city lost something fundamental: its democratic government.

Mayor Charles Moreau would be forced to give back his key to City Hall, and the City Council was relegated to advisory status unsure for months whether it was even allowed to convene.

"They're being governed without elected representation," state Sen. Elizabeth Crowley said of Central Falls' 19,000 residents. "That flies in the face of the democratic principle that our country is founded on, not only our little city. Maybe we should have a tea party and dump some tea in the Blackstone" River.

Julie Fern:
not all that unusual for cities go into receiverships administered by state.  they considered essentially subdivisions of state in first place.

LincolnLover:
Elected govt's can be tossed out, Juries can be dismissed and Defedants forced into Bench Trials (drumheads in all reality)

Gotta love "democracy" huh?  :P

Julie Fern:
elected government tossed out fine with me.  much can be said for parliamentary system and variations thereon.

most juries need be dismissed because they have pee.

defendants not forced into bench trials unless jail waived.

and yes, julie fine with democracy.  of course, republicans hate it.

LincolnLover:
how do Republicans hate it?


--- Quote from: Julie Fern on January 18, 2012, 09:03:28 PM ---elected government tossed out fine with me.  much can be said for parliamentary system and variations thereon.

most juries need be dismissed because they have pee.

defendants not forced into bench trials unless jail waived.

and yes, julie fine with democracy.  of course, republicans hate it.

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