Another Warning

Folks, did you see this?

All that it takes is a majority of people who either agree or think it’s not a big deal. All it takes, and then it’s the USSR with better feeding.

13 thoughts on “Another Warning”

  1. The author fails to realize how easy this logic can be used to go in the other direction. As a libertarian, I believe that property is a constitutional right and that all attempts to redistribute property to combat inequality are unconstitutional. (This would be different from government spending on the military, schools, and roads, which I just think are bad ideas.) Thus, anyone who casts a vote in order that the government buys them something like paying off their college debt has done something unconstitutional and their vote is invalid. I look forward to invalidating all votes for anyone not voting for the Libertarian Party. 🙂

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  2. So he just now learned that people in US vote racist-ly? I am of course also not pleased with that, but fairness in housing / union elections / and also in drawing legislative districts is different from saying you know why someone is voting for an individual and why that vote is unconstitutional.

    Also, his solutions are inane. Have Senate districts instead of having Senators represent states? The whole point of having the Senate is to represent states. Now, I don’t mind getting rid of that, and just having the House of Representatives, but my point is that his reasoning seems so born-yesterday and uninformed

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    1. And he still hasn’t learned that it’s extremely easy to accuse him of being a racist. Or anybody. Once we start assuming that anybody we don’t like is motivated by some evil -ism, there’s no stopping that train.

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      1. A friend of mine is going on about how people imagine they are entitled to vote for racists. I think they are (although I don’t like them to do it) and I am intrigued to find out why not

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  3. How could you possibly know everyone’s motive for voting? People might not even know their own motivations. Statistically speaking, it is impossible for Trump to win without people who also voted for Obama…

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    1. I’ve heard an argument that many people who voted for Obama are racist and voting for him was their way to pretend they are not really racist.

      One can make an argument for anything. Basing policy on these unprovable, I-just-feel-so-it-must-be-true arguments is insane, though.

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  4. “it is impossible for Trump to win without people who also voted for Obama…”

    The twice for Obama and then for Trump voter is well-documented (Chris Arnade mentions them)

    “How could you possibly know everyone’s motive for voting? ”

    You don’t understand the totalitarian mentality. If you vote for the incorrect option it’s because something is very wrong with you and so your vote should not count.

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  5. This is dumb Overton window stretching or some door in the face by slippery slope argument to get people to accept something more… reasonable? Less insane? “Yes this bullshit reasoning is on the table so overturning Shelby is super reasonable and moderate!”

    How the hell are they making a “racist voting in union elections and jury trials is illegal so racist voting in general elections should be by extension” without uttering the words “disparate impact?”

    Is the writer terrible or is the professor daft?

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  6. This is so scary

    It’s difficult to address injustice, however, if you’re unwilling to say injustice exists. Politicians and pundits, Republican and Democratic alike, have been unwilling to reprimand voters or hold them accountable. But voters are not well-intentioned innocents who are helplessly manipulated by malevolent leaders. They make important decisions as constitutional actors, for which they have moral responsibility. Racist voting isn’t an accident. It’s a choice that may violate the principles of our Constitution and our legal system. We should say so, and then we should find ways to reduce the harm it causes.

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