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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-20-06 03:52 PM
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44. Regarding Your Two Points, Sir
The matter of electoral fraud is rapidly taking on the lineaments of religious belief: if the entire system is as controlled as some profess it to be, there is nothig to be done short of armed revolution, which is not going to happen. There is certainly some fraud, and it needs to be opposed and exposed, but there has always been a good deal of fraud in elections, and always will be.

You might want to try your hand at compressing a "real progressive agenda" into thirty seconds of verbiage. It sounds quite a challenge to me.

The history of the Civil Rights laws is a good deal more checkered in terms of party affiliations than you seem to suppose. The votes that pressed those enactments through the Cingress were hardly cast along Democrat v. Republican lines. A great many Democrats voted against them, and a great many Republicans voted for them. The split was more along regional lines, with Senators and Representatives from the north and midwest voting for them, and those from the south and southwest voting against them. Those northern epublicans who voted for them ere, for other reasosn, driven out of the Republican party by its Goldwater wing as "Rockefeller Republicans", and many migrated in the Democratic Party, while many of the Dixiecrats have migrated to the Republicans.
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