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  •  Anti-lynching and civil rights bills had been (2+ / 0-)
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    failing in Congress for decades starting in the 1920's.  Not until the late 1950's did they start being passed, once Lyndon Johnson started pushing them through (with the support of the Eisenhower administration).

    The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

    by lysias on Tue Sep 15, 2009 at 09:31:27 AM PDT

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    •  When was the Civil Rights Act first (0+ / 0-)

      introduced? And what do these comparisons have to do with anything? Are you telling me it's justified that Congress has done nothing because that's the way it was for black people? Or what are you trying to say because I'm just not getting why you're excusing the inaction.

      •  Observing that major change often takes decades (3+ / 0-)
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        lysias, Rumarhazzit, RinaX

        or even many decades, isn't really the same as excusing injustice.

        "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

        by lgmcp on Tue Sep 15, 2009 at 09:35:27 AM PDT

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