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Slovakia: Teaching Our Congress A Lesson

By Wyatt Earp | September 19, 2010

Like many political bodies across the globe, the Slovak National Council was rife with corruption and pork. The new coalition party wanted to do something about that, and they are making radical changes to politics as usual.

Consider them the .

Slovak politicians may have to swap classy limos for cheaper cars and lose other perks including immunity from prosecution after Saturday’s referendum initiated by the junior coalition party SaS.

“A lawmaker is god and the ordinary citizen is nobody. It’s absurd,” said Igor Matovic, an SaS member of parliament.

On Thursday, Matovic parked his car in the middle of a busy pedestrian crossing in the centre of Bratislava in a bid to attract voters to the referendum, which looks set to struggle to clear the 50-percent turnout required to be valid.

“As a lawmaker, I don’t have to face any legal consequences for this,” he told reporters as he waited for the police to tow the vehicle away. “Everybody should be equal before the law,” he added, calling on people to “strip lawmakers of their immunity.”

Say what you want about my ancestor’s homeland, but this is a referendum people should be backing here in the States.

Topics: Slovakia | 6 Comments »

6 Responses to “Slovakia: Teaching Our Congress A Lesson”

  1. Crusty Says:
    September 19th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Sounds like the ruling class world wide feel that they should be prividgled so that hey can govern the ignorant

  2. Sully Says:
    September 19th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    I’m not holding my breath on that happening here…

  3. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 19th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Crusty – It is nice to see some members of the Slovak government take a stand.

    Sully – No, me neither. It’s a nice thought, though.

  4. Robert B. Says:
    September 19th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    It would be nice if someone with cajones would initiate an amendment to the US Constitution that prevented congress from passing unfunded mandates, laws exempting members of congress and federal workers from needing to comply with the provisions of those laws, and forcing members of congress to merge their pension funds with “social security.”

    And if you think there is such a person in congress, I have a bridge in Brooklin I’d like to sell.

  5. ed Says:
    September 19th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Yeah. All the OSHA laws and EPA laws and employment laws that everyone else has to obey somehow don’t seem to appy to our congress.

    So of course they keep piling on new laws and regulations.

  6. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 19th, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Robert B – Yeah, not gonna find one anytime soon.

    Ed – HopeChange!