Richard Nixon tried to dress up the White House guard in new uniforms reminiscence of European royalty. There was such an outcry he relented. Now the Bush/Reagan/Bush people in charge of Washington are going further than ever in declaring they are in charge and Congress has no say to even know what has happened in the past. The very structure of the "American democracy" is being alterned by the corporate fundamentalist right now in charge of the USA.
"`This is not a monarchy... The legislative branch has oversight responsibility to make sure there is no corruption in the executive branch.''