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There’s something rotten in the state of Michigan. It’s hard to write about what’s happening there in anything less than extreme terms. What’s happening is awfully extreme.
Across America, newly-emboldened Republican state legislatures have been enacting a series of laws that limit voting rights, limit union rights, restrict marriage rights, cut off access to abortion and other healthcare services, and otherwise put in place a far-right agenda of social engineering. (Even Newt Gingrich recognized this tendency on a national level.) In Michigan, they’ve gone several steps further, eliminating democracy in many of their larger cities, and violating their own Constitution in order to do it.
It’s a complicated story, but it starts and ends with the Republican-controlled legislature and with Rick Snyder, the Republican Governor. There were protections put in place to prevent this from happening. But those safeguards are being willfully ignored. (more…)