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GOP state legislatures are attacking local democracy

May 25, 2017

The Hightower Lowdown,

May 2017-

We the People are being burgled. Again. The most recent hit is just the latest in a long string of political robberies, a nationwide crime wave being pulled off by moneyed elites and their political henchmen. With each heist, they haul off a little more of our democratic power: the ability of the workaday majority to have any real say in the corporate and governmental decisions that affect us.

The elites are master thieves, often plucking pieces of our power without us realizing it, until we try to use them and–phhttt–they’re gone. Rather than packing their burglar’s kit with crowbars, picks, and blowtorches, they’ve been breaking and entering our trove of democratic rights with tools such as:

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