The Divine Right of Kings and Stephen Harper

I used to think democracy was firmly established in Canada.

After all, the Doctrine of the Divine Right of Kings was buried in 1649 when King Charles I lost his head, wasn’t it?

But now we hear that our Prime Minister and his staff have issued a handbook instructing committee chairmen how to manipulate Cabinet committees, prejudice the testimony they hear, disrupt their proceedings, make them irrelevant and even do away with the committee meetings altogether.

By so doing they are subverting our hard-won democracy.

Next thing we know, will King Steve be marching his troops into the Commons to arrest the Opposition? It’s been done before, but not for a few hundred years.

A minority government can only act with some support from other parties, and not as if it had a majority.

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