This is too important to not post. Imagine a country where your elected representatives have no real authority to represent you. When votes in the elected body are counted, the party in power ignores the count and declares it "passed" or "not passed" according their desires.
No, we're not talking about a third-world nation in a constant state of revolution. We're talking about the U.S. Congress. When the party in power displays total disregard for the lawmaking process, this country is in serious trouble. Expresso Pundit and Sonoran Alliance have both provided excellent posts on what happened yesterday in the good old U.S.A..