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  •  Constitutional rights do not exist solely (1+ / 0-)
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    because the Constitution says they do, but they exist when remedies exist. Society, or a Supreme Court, can deny the plainest statement of rights, as in slavery going back centuries, followed by Jim Crow for a century, and other injustices against Blacks since. But we can enforce our rights when we have a voting majority, in the simplest case; or sufficient organization and willing courts and administrations willing to send troops, if necessary, to back up Court decisions.

    I laid out the barest facts in several such cases, and there and multitudes of others. I also listed a number of rights that are still contested, where the basic remedy is Better and More Democrats to elect Administrations and Legislatures willing to appoint better judges (and a lot more of them that Republicans have let past the filibuster).

    Because Democrats are now the party of Human Rights, and Republicans, having thrown Lincoln under the bus, are the party of racism, bigotry, misogyny, More Guns More!, and kleptocracy.

    Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

    by Mokurai on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 04:06:37 PM PDT

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