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View from the Watchtower, Grand Canyon

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Dirty little secret

The Repubs had a President, a full red congress and two years to pass a health care bill. They couldn't do it. Because they fought among themselves. Conservatives say that it is the job of legislatures to legislate and courts to adjudicate. Fair enough. The reality is that the country is so divided and polarized that legislatures have stopped passing bills and nothing ever gets done. And the dirty little secret is that this is just how the right likes it because they are happy with the de facto status quo. Allows them to keep all the nasty social disparities in place. Let it all grind to a halt.

Will be interesting to see if the new Supreme Court holds that it is within one's religious liberty to discriminate against gays. And Jews. And blacks. And hispanics. And the elderly. And the disabled. We shall see... Of course the libertarians will tell you not to worry about such things, eventually the market will take care of them. I wonder how long that will take?

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