Eh, this dictatorship stuff is over-rated

david52 Zone 6December 9, 2012

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has annulled a decree he issued last month expanding his powers, an official told a Cairo news conference.

A referendum on a draft constitution would however still go ahead as planned on December 15, said Selim al-Awa, an Islamist politician acting as spokesman of a meeting Morsi held earlier on Saturday with other political leaders.

The constitutional decree is annulled from this moment," al-Awa said. snip

The guy got a PhD from USC, then taught at California State University, Northridge, where he got his commie, socialist ideals instilled by librul professors.

Here is a link that might be useful: OK, we'll do this democratically

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ronalawn82(z9FL)

david52, but it was not always so! Fidel Castro and Idi Amin exemplified the era when "this dictatorship stuff" was not at all over-rated. Many will argue that Messrs. Gamal Abdel Nasser and Anwar Sadat were dictators. But times change; and what is happening in Egypt (Arab Spring?) shows that "The tree that does not bend when the wind of change is blowing - will be uprooted".
"The guy got a PhD from USC, then taught at California State University, Northridge, where he got his commie, socialist ideals instilled by librul professors."
A University must inspire its students and scholars to explore the subject matter.
A University must be defended in this pursuit.
What the graduate chooses to do after the gates of the University have closed behind him is his absolute and ultimate responsibility.

This post was edited by ronalawn82 on Sun, Dec 9, 12 at 1:57

    Bookmark   December 9, 2012 at 1:39AM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

How about on a more local level in the USA--a number of Republican governors acquiring the power (designated as emergency powers) to take over the city governments-- lock,stock, and barrel--if the governor thinks it is needed.

Republican governors turned into state dictators. Is this a "movement" working its way up from the gound level?

This has received little publicity, but I find it a very alarming turn of events in our country.

Kate

Note: Edited to correct spelling error. (My first "edit.")

This post was edited by dublinbay on Sun, Dec 9, 12 at 9:42

    Bookmark   December 9, 2012 at 8:58AM
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ronalawn82(z9FL)

david52, and when one adds to dublinbay's post the fact that the number of "right to work" states is on the increase; the intense competition among the states to attract big business and the concerted effort to reduce regulation of Wall St., it is just a matter of time before another disaster like the Rhode Island Station Nightclub Fire (02/20/03) is caused.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2012 at 10:14AM
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kwoods(Cold z7 Long Is)

Is it more of a "negotiation"? A ploy? Rescind the decree in the hope that the referendum on the draft "judicial review free" constitution still goes through. What does the decree matter anyway as long as he can write his own constitution?

This isn't over.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2012 at 4:05PM
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mylab123(z5NW)

I agree, Kwoods - probably not over by a long shot.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 12:15PM
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october17(5chgo)

Yea. Just try and stop this guy! Good luck.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 2:51PM
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david52 Zone 6

From what I understand, the actual constitution they're proposing for the vote this weekend isn't all that outrageous.

What the protestors are mad about is the process.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 3:03PM
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kwoods(Cold z7 Long Is)

Well, what I think he did was order the decree to expand his powers... resulting in the resignation of all the non hard line, non muslim brotherhood types on the committee writing the draft constitution. Sooooo basically he had his supporters write the constitution he wanted with no judicial review. I can see how the secularist types would find this problematic going forward. They were basically excluded from the process.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 3:23PM
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