COUP WATCH: Court Decision"Bizarre"-- From Red Rock Eater News Service
By Phil Agre
Wed Dec 13 06:14:08 2000
You must read the Supreme Court's decision. It is bizarre. While
you're reading, I recommend that you ask yourself two things: (1) why
the decision doesn't throw out dozens of other elections, and (2) why
in finding an equal protection problem with the Florida vote-counting
standard it doesn't find a much worse equal protection problem in
the inaccurate voting systems used in the poorer counties -- not just
in Florida but in many states. Then study Rehnquist's arguments for
overruling the Florida Supreme Court despite his passionate commitment
to federalism. Ginsburg's dissent will help you with this. Think
about Rehnquist's background, and ask yourself whether this decision
is the culmination of his career. Finally, ask yourself whether the
United States even exists any more, now that the Supreme Court itself
has sabotaged the counting of votes in the presidential election, and
what we need to do to reestablish the legitimacy of our government.
As to the victors in this riot, well, you know what I think about them.
The resistance begins tomorrow.
I devoutly hope that this is my last set of election-related URL's.
Thanks to everyone who contributed.
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