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The Electoral College is Archaic and Outdated – but Abolishing it is Not Enough

The electoral college is a unique institution to the United States now and when it was created – though it had been subsequently adopted and abandoned for being undemocratic elsewhere – and has been long considered problematic. Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey led a bipartisan effort to replace the electoral college in 1969 in favor of a direct vote. The

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The American Holocaust Began While You Were Distracted With Russia

We are not in the murder stage of the Holocaust, but rather in the dehumanization stage. By treating these asylees as less than human – unworthy of seeking safety and security they are making the American public dehumanize them. Those incarcerating them by and large have already partially dehumanized them which allows them to justify, to themselves, the abuse they heap on them. However, such a culture allows them to dehumanize them further. By engaging in bullying and harassment in groups, by reinforcing that they don’t deserve beds or real blankets, by witnessing worse acts being done by their peers in front of them, the immigrant asylees become less and less human.

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