I thought “liberal” meant that one was open, transparent, forward-thinking, etc. Here is one definition of the term from Dictionary.com: “…of, pertaining to, based on, or advocating liberalism, especially the freedom of the individual and governmental guarantees of individual rights and liberties.”
I guess in congressional Democrats’ minds, being a liberal means allowing an all-powerful federal government to do whatever the heck it wants, and no one has a right to know what is going on behind closed doors, illegal or not. In fact, this is what non-voting Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton said to Republican congressmen attempting to force disclosure of possible illegal activity within the Obama administration.
The Washington Examiner reports:
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.
More evidence of the treasonous, criminal, anti-American nature of today’s Democratic Party. These people have to be defeated. It is the only way to save America.
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