Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Today's Brand Of Conservatism In Extremis


Overseer of the conservative paean to Reaganomics and teabaggerism that is Kansas, Sam Brownback has taken the ultimate step:
On Thursday, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill that threatens the entire state's judiciary with destruction if it rules against a law he favors. Brownback has spent much of his tenure attempting to curb the state supreme court and consolidate power in the executive branch. Thursday's startling maneuver suggests the deeply conservative governor has no compunction about simply obliterating separation of powers when another branch of government gets in his way.
In his contempt for the most fundamental idea of separation of powers he's far from alone in his party. Nor is it the case with oversight in general. I wonder when those who claim President Obama is a fascist dictator will weigh in on this adventure.

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