Today in NRO, Michael Auslin visits the issue of Michigan and it’s Emergency Financial managers. He’s, how you say, not a fan.
Is the dictatorial path the way of the future? What will happen when Illinois, New York, and California declare bankruptcy? Will legislatures believe the only way out is to appoint EMs for their own states? And how long before Washington, D.C., finds some pretext in the “penumbras” of constitutional powers to allow the federal government to appoint state dictators so as to ensure the equal rights of all citizens and the public welfare?
At issue, of course, is that for years in Detroit (the city currently the topic of disccusion) you have an electorate that is unable to elect accountable, competent leaders. Leaders able to make the hard choices.
I mean, Detroiter’s elected Martha Reeves. Martha Reeves.