Friday, January 22, 2010

And America says goodbye to democracy.

It was fun while it existed. Sort of.


KEvron said...

....we hardly knew ye.


Ti-Guy said...

I like how he described this decision as a consequence of the legal alchemy that occurred in the late 19th century. That was due to the cynical use of new laws that protected blacks after emancipation.

Oy and vay.

Romantic Heretic said...

A lot of Americans never cared much for democracy anyway. They aren't sad to see it go.

Ti-Guy said...

Uber-liberal Glenn Greenwald is quite happy with the decision.

Having followed the discussion, I decided that it really isn't any of my business. Protection of free speech in Canada and the US occur in two different universes.

I think we have to start being concerned about how this surely will become an issue in Canada again, despite Harper v. Canada.

KEvron said...
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KEvron said...

scratch that. my dumb.


Cosmic Navel Lint said...

You can now see precisely why Obama's decision to try and get healthcare (for the 47+ million souls who don't have it/can't get it/are denied it) sorted out in that benighted country just became more urgent.

Through this SCOTUS decision, it rather looks like the US just opted to obviate the need for individual voters - after all, in terms of a paying electorate, they don't pay or contribute any where near as much as Big Money.

And as with all far-reaching decisions like this, any attempt to reverse it (a cure) will be twice as bad as prevention.