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Accountability

Regardless of why a politician votes a certain way, there's an unwritten contract between politicians and voters concerning accountability. The voters vote a politician into office as their representative in government. The politician agrees to explain the decisions he makes on our behalf as our elected representative. It's a sacred trust.

Emperors and dictators and despots feel no need to provide explanations. Politicians, on the other hand, should.

At the very least, they could have at least lied to us, like so many of them do, instead of imperiously stating that no explanation is required. This is a very ominous precedent of things yet to come from these two “gentlemen”.

To quote the Queen of Hearts from the Alice in Wonderland story: "Off with their heads!"

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