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    Elections.
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    I get where you're coming from, but that's a bit hit-and-miss, and ultimately there appears to be little in the way of accountability and punishment that can help deter both officials and legislators. Odds of republican senators losing to democratic candidates aren't infinitesimal, but they are low in comparison to the odds for reps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    I get where you're coming from, but that's a bit hit-and-miss, and ultimately there appears to be little in the way of accountability and punishment that can help deter both officials and legislators. Odds of republican senators losing to democratic candidates aren't infinitesimal, but they are low in comparison to the odds for reps.
    Ultimately, all branches of government are responsive to the people. And if the majority of voters want their elected officials to be scumbags, there's nothing you can really do. You can try going through the courts, but A) they'll probably rule against you, and B) the immoral majority will find a way to bypass their decisions. In the end, the only mechanism for change is elections. And if non-Lewks can't be bothered to vote, they deserve everything they get and then some (except the cases where the Lewks go out of their way to prevent them from voting).
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    It's frustrating when the victims are not eligible voters.

    https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-...mpression=true

    Lately, at bedtime, Helen hides in the closet and refuses to go to sleep, afraid that her family might leave her in the night. Sometimes Noehmi wants to hide, too; she buried her round face in her hands, weeping, when she recounted one of Helen’s declarations upon her return: “You left me behind.” But Noehmi decided to share their story with me because she worries that other families are still living out a similar search. “I fear there are still other children suffering,” she said. “Other families are feeling this anguish, this struggle, and they need us to act.”
    This entire story is heartbreaking, and there are many, many more like it. I understand some people believe brown people from shithole countries aren't really human, that brown parents can't really feel any genuine love for their children, that it's okay to subject brown children to psychological abuse... but, honestly, people who think that way are scum.
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    Most don't actively hate non-whites. But they are indifferent to their fate. Everything is subordinated to tribal warfare (i.e., making the libs cry).
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    Hatred is just garnish; it's the routine dehumanization that is so revolting, even when it finds its expression in indifference.
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    Trump says he's going to put an end to birthright citizenship:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/u...tizenship.html

    There are those who say that he simply can't. There are others who say that the courts have historically often upheld blatant violations of similar rights, and that it's all about what you have the power to get away with. Regardless, win or lose, this will rile up the base against the institutions that serve to check the worst impulses of an otherwise utterly repugnant govt.
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    If he can get rid of the 14th Amendment by Executive Order then his successor can get rid of the 2nd.
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    No chance in hell this goes anywhere.
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    But they'll at least pretend to try: https://thehill.com/blogs/floor-acti...ht-citizenship

    And, in the process, a great many Americans will be made to feel like they don't belong and be forced to live in fear. As someone pointed out, one reason for trying to remove someone's citizenship is that you want to do something to them that you can't do to citizens.
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