Saturday, June 29, 2013

Texas, for example

Texas implemented their voter ID law as soon as the Supremes okayed a return to the days of Jim Crow.  Then, they tried to ban abortions after 20 weeks but met a setback.  However, Gov. Perry will call another special session to address abortion.

Texas is not that different from a lot of states.  The states, by acts of their legislatures and governors, present the case that overwhelmingly, most people in the vast majority of states do not support abortion, gay marriage, or fair voting.  In other words, the states must be populated by a bunch of rich old white guys still fighting for the Confederate cause.

We know that most of the states are not 80% rich old white guys.  So how have the states bent so far to the right?  Oh, that's simple.  People in the states who value human rights, equality, and the rule of law just didn't take the time to vote.

By the rules of the game, the states are run  exactly how the people prefer.  The people are those who take the time to vote, the rest are just organic blobs of no consequence.  If the states are not quite up to one's preferred snuff, then one has to focus on one's state and local elections and not just the more exciting presidential one.

In 2008 folks turned out and elected the anti-Bubba, then those same folks took a four year nap as state after state became Bubbaized.  If the people were waiting for national organizations to step in and do the work for them, well, they have what they really desire, nothing but Bubba.

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