It’s pretty obvious that the power held by the Speaker of the Massachusetts House:
- is a corrupting force; and
- leads to actions that are detrimental to the Commonwealth.
Knowing very little about how things work inside the State House, I’m comfortable with asking these two dumb questions in order to get a conversation started:
1) From where does the Speaker derive his/her power?
2) How do we go about changing that to apply the proper checks and balances to the position?