Skip to comments.Eleanor Holmes Norton says 'you don't have a right to know' what's going on in government
Posted on 07/25/2014 5:20:11 PM PDT by BAW
Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non-voting congressional delegate for the District of Columbia, angrily sputtered during a congressional hearing Friday that the White House should not be held up to scrutiny, saying that there was no right to know what it was doing behind closed doors.
"You don't have a right to know everything in a separation-of-powers government, my friend. That is the difference between a parliamentary government and a separation-of-powers government," Norton said during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing.
It was, to put mildly, a significant departure from the more traditional liberal stance that openness and transparency are must to prevent abuses of power by government officials. Instead the leading advocate for statehood for the District of Columbia literally argued that even the congressional committee charged with oversight shouldn't be asking questions in the first place.
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She needs to STFU since she isnt even a legitimate vote on legislation.
I’d be ashamed to admit that I ever voted for this moron.
What she was trying to say was that you can only demand
answers from republicans and must be satisfied with
whatever liberals tell you, if they deign to tell you
She forgot checks and balance.
i am sure she is just echoing what she said when bush was president...
I imagine its an epiphany for some, finally realizing that inside each and every “liberal” is a concentration camp guard just itching to turn their newfound police state powers loose on you.
Her affirmative/public school education is showing.
Eleanor, you communist slut!
.... Unless the Republicans are in power ...... Ya ...... then the public has the right to know absolutely everything right down to the tiniest infinitesimal details.
.... But only when it's a Republican administration..... otherwise the public doesn't have the right to know what's going on.
You're not my friend!
Freedom of Information. Read it.
To think there are people that actually look up to this lowlife.
Ever notice how the communists never want to “go home to spend more time with the family” unless it’s either that or go to prison?
LOL! Great point. ;-)
And here I always thought we were ‘Citizens of the United States’ and like the ‘Subjects of the United Kingdom’.
It looks like that in either situation our ‘betters’ and the ‘Elites’ know what we should know and what we shouldn’t know too.
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