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Purveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 02:36 PM
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Peres: Israeli Right-Wing Bills Are 'Digression From Democracy'
President Shimon Peres on Tuesday harshly criticized a series of controversial bills recently proposed by right-wing lawmakers, saying they indicate a digression from democracy.

Peres spoke about the recent bills proposed to change the face of Israel's Supreme Court, which critics say would restrict freedom of expression and weaken the judicial system.

"These proposals deviate from the basis of democracy," Peres said during a conference for Israeli youth in Kiryat Gat.

"A government is not elected to rule, but to serve," Peres said."Every leader must be measured in one way: Is he serving us or are we serving him? I urge all elected officials if you want to serve then you must serve the entire public."

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teddy51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 02:39 PM
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1. Sounds like where were at in this country, thanks to 8 years of Bush/Cheney. n/t
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krucial Donating Member (103 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 02:43 PM
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2. Peres
Exactly the right wing extremest in both Israel and the US have been ramming their right wing undemocratic principles down peoples throat,and trying to steer both countries into more never ending military conflicts wherever they see the chance to start a war
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Quartermass Donating Member (207 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 02:43 PM
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3. I wish
they'd have this attitude in America. Instead the politicians serve their corporate masters and we all serve our corporate overlords.

It really should be a government for and by the people, not a government for the wealthy elite.

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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 09:00 PM
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4. Kick
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 03:20 AM
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5. Wish I could recommend this post!
Edited on Fri Nov-18-11 03:24 AM by LeftishBrit
And yes, it doesn't only apply to Israel; too many political leaders think that the public is there to serve *them*.
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