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Monday, June 4, 2007

Putin finally gives in

Czar Vlad finally gave in and expressed his desire to increase the presidential terms to 5-7 years. When Czar himself proposes such things you know it will be so. As if Russia's rotten government could not get any worse, we have this self-preserving worm doing the worst possible thing for Russia. Changing the constitution to give presidents 5-7 year terms is just a precursor to much bigger things. Having expressed desire to restore the Soviet Union before and the it's dictatorial powers, I have no doubt that Putin wants to change the constitution to eliminate any kind of check on his authority. First it's lengthening of presidential terms, then it's abolition of number of terms a president could serve, and the it's the abolition of elections completely or any semblance of political plurality.

Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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