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Observations on the pathetic state of American politics

The G.O.P. Attack on Democracy

It’s a scary time in America.  The most conservative elements of the Republican Party have moved on three fronts to fundamentally alter our way of life in frightening ways.  Led by Wisconsin, the GOP is continuing its campaign to literally make labor unions illegal.  We also learned this week of plans in several states to prohibit college students from voting.  And then there was Senator Peter King’s hearing questioning why more Americans aren’t informing on their friends and neighbors.

Who could imagine such attacks on the work of people like John L. Lewis, Cesar Chavez and  Martin Luther King, Jr.?  Or that only forty years after its ratification, we would see efforts to circumvent the 26th Amendment?

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7 responses to “The G.O.P. Attack on Democracy

  1. jonolan March 11, 2011 at 8:40 am

    If you don’t like the restoration of America, you can always leave and find a nation more suited to your socialist preferences. This is, after all, a free country and you’re free to leave it whenever you want to. Nobody will raise a hand or voice to stop you or keep you here.

    • nbdog March 11, 2011 at 9:17 am

      Thanks for the reply. I think for now I’d rather hang around and try to understand folks like you. I’m hoping more Americans want to find what we have in common instead of suggesting those we don’t agree with should just go away. Why do you think allowing college students to vote (it’s part of our Constitution) and permitting labor unions is some kind of socialist thing?

      • jonolan March 11, 2011 at 11:52 am

        Your ignorance is showing. Go back and actually read the Constitution. It might just shock you. There’s no mention, even in later amendments about forbidding states to set residency requirements for voting.

        As for labor unions – they were needed at one time but turned into something even worse than the “management” as they grew in size and power and decided to become the financial arm of a single party (a post WW2 development).

        That, of course is private sector unions. Public sector unions are an abomination for a variety of reasons. Even FDR realized that.

      • nbdog March 11, 2011 at 12:23 pm

        I wouldn’t mind having a civil discussion but you want to resort immediately to insults…. You should run for public office; you would fit right in.

      • jonolan March 11, 2011 at 1:02 pm

        Pointing out that you’re basing your opinion upon a untruth that is most likely a result of your ignorance is not normally considered an insult except by those with much insecurity and little argument.

      • nbdog March 11, 2011 at 5:18 pm

        More attacks on me instead of debating the issues. So I take it you are a constitutional scholar of some kind? And because I don’t agree with you I must be ignorant, not well read, insecure. Gee! You know so much about me. Are also psychic? What untruths? I said the GOP wants to prevent college students from voting. They do; they admit it. They also want to outlaw labor unions. Fact. I can say for sure that having opinions different from yours doesn’t make me feel the least bit insecure.

  2. Sherry March 12, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Seems we are writing along the same track. I’ll keep up with you in my reader. Welcome aboard and thanks for the link up!

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