Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, September 08, 2019

It's often said that the arc of history bends toward justice, but the arc of American history seems to bounce toward it instead. During Reconstruction in the 1860s and 1870s, the federal government campaigned to build a multiracial democracy in the South. That project's defeat in 1877 then ushered in 90 years of Redemption, mass disenfranchisement, and American racial apartheid. Only in the 1950s and 1960s did the civil-rights movement and the Warren Court finally drag the United States into genuine liberal democracy. Another dip now appears to be underway. President Donald Trump and the Roberts Court are poised to spark a Second Redemption"an era where federal enforcement of civil rights is no longer assured, where states are free to allow citizens to be discriminated against in housing and employment, where voting is a privilege instead of a right, and where a person's access to goods and services can be restricted by the beliefs of total strangers.

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"Redemption"an era where federal enforcement of civil rights is no longer assured, where states are free to allow citizens to be discriminated against in housing and employment, where voting is a privilege instead of a right, and where a person's access to goods and services can be restricted by the beliefs of total strangers."

And that there are people who post here who think that is ok is deeply disturbing. That a woman's most personal decisions should be dictated by people who don't even know her? Our Fascist Nation needs to grow the hell up, face what we have become and fight against it. If you don't realize that no one should have their life choices made by a mob then you know you need more education. Ignorance is not bliss, it is the willingness to allow the mob to rule. Donald Trump represents mob rule, like it or not, that is the truth. The mob kind of likes it but is that what we reallyl want?

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When you elect a total racist/sexist/homophobic/xenophobic POS as President this is the obvious result.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-08 10:05 AM | Reply

If you don't realize that no one should have their life choices made by a mob then you know you need more education.

Coming from someone who wants to eliminate the Electoral College....

#2 | Posted by boaz at 2019-09-09 12:07 PM | Reply

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