| The Supreme Court
Having dropped all camouflage of non-partisanship
by selecting George Bush as president of the United States,
although he did not win--not even Florida--the so-called
Supreme Court (Extreme Court) is now apparently emboldened
in going about altering the political landscape of the
country, aiming at civil rights especially, knocking down
some of the hard-fought gains minorities have made....
The democrats, of course, are not blameless.
They have been constantly acquiescing as they watch this
sad erosion. The so-called liberal press was a main
culprit in allowing the selection of Bush; they were led
by the New York Times, the first newspaper to call for
Gore to pull out, even before all the irregularities of
the Miami voting had been exposed. That single action
emboldened the Republicans to charge forth in their coup
to seize the government. Sad times for the country.
Fortunately there now are occurring some acts of
resistance and courage, notably Senator Jerrold's brave
defection from the right wing. Perhaps that will
embolden the seemingly somnolent Democrats to oppose the
mounting reactionary tide of selected-president
Bush and his chilling gang.
Los Angeles, California
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Original material by John Rechy appears
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