Straight Up with Sherri

Monday, March 14, 2005

What is an Oligarchy?

With so many stories in today's headlines about how the judicial system keeps defying the Constitution of the United States, along with State and Local laws, I thought it would be interesting to see how many people are really paying attention. So, I pose to you- the reader- this question.

WHAT IS AN OLIGARCHY?

Can you give any examples of how judges have abused their power (other than the Terri Schiavo case)? We ELECT legislatures in America, in order to have a say in the laws of the land. When rogue and ideological judges can sit on a perch and scream politics as they CREATE law instead of INTERPRETING law- we are headed in a DANGEROUS DIRECTION!

I have a strong suspicion than many people are not alarmed by this because they do not understand the monster we are facing.

One more question.

Can you give an example of a country ruled by Oligarchy?

This should be quite interesting........

7 Comments:

  • Main Entry: ol·i·gar·chy
    Pronunciation: 'ä-l&-"gär-kE, 'O-
    Function: noun
    Inflected Form(s): plural -chies
    1 : government by the few
    2 : a government in which a small group exercises control especially for corrupt and selfish purposes; also : a group exercising such control
    3 : an organization under oligarchic control


    O.k., let's see, Cuba comes to mind, North Korea, Iran...am I getting close?
    Marine Momma

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:10 PM  

  • WOW!

    BLOGGER IS A MESS!

    I can see your comment onthis page but on the main and the regular post thread- it shows nothing!

    BLOGGER IS TRYING MY PATIENCE THIS WEEK!

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 8:22 PM  

  • Sherri:
    What do you mean "me"? You were on the pure white sands of the Florida West Coast while I spent hours beating my head on the keyboard and yelling Aaaarrggghhhhh !. And the Comments were the worst - Blogger could even find its own servers.

    But in answer to your question, Afghanistan, run by the Taliban was a pure Oligarchy. Iran is close, Marine Momma, but Cuba & North Korea lack a stong politburo and thus are not.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 11:48 PM  

  • LOL!!!

    God BLESS YOU!!!

    I am actually glad you understand! LOL!!!


    You know-- misery loves company- LOL!!

    Thanks so much!

    I know you have put a LOT of hard work into this...

    I am very blessed to have you to count on and in my life.....

    YOU REALLY DIS SUCH A GREAT JOB THAT I AM IN FEAR....

    YOU ARE SOME TOUGH COMPETITION!!

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 11:55 PM  

  • Not competition. Team. We are learning this together.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 1:17 AM  

  • There was a story today of a judge overruling the California Legislature to say that the law banning gay marriage is unconstitutional. One judge just decided there is no rational purpose for denying marriage to gay couples. It had nothing to do with law or the State Constitution. It's a matter of him saying "Because I say so, that's why!" He has personally overruled a people's initiative that amended the Constitution that was approved by 61% of the voters. Ironically, the judge did not even raise the question of whether the law violated the Constitution.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 1:32 AM  

  • a political system governed by a few people yes that is possible to happen here. Come visit me. Judi
    http://judisingleton1998.blogspot.com

    By Blogger Judi Singleton, at 1:55 AM  

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