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    what the drafters of the 14th amendment had in mind. They meant to keep bigots from Alabama from re instituting the practice of slavery once they got to vote again. In the end, as a result of the compromise of 1877, they got a long way toward that goal before television showed them for the thugs they are and moved the rest of us to make them stop it. Since the Voting Rights Act of 1965 the DOJ has revisited their politics in light of the law and the 14th amendment at regular intervals. Now they can't rag on black people any more, its just too obvious, so "illegal aliens", a convenient phrase for poor brown people, will have to serve. Its the same argument with the same assholes. Jefferson's campaign slogan in 1800 was "The Rights of Man" and we've never been able to get completely beyond that very basic from that position.

    "If I pay a man enough money to buy my car, he'll buy my car." Henry Ford

    by johnmorris on Tue Aug 03, 2010 at 06:58:08 PM PDT

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