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๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘#Bravo โฃ#DanRather @DanRather such a wonderful piece โ—So beautifully said ๐Ÿค  #Democracy and the democratic oath must be maintained allowed to blossum๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŽ†

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It is extremely important that a great emphasis of voting be made nation wide and constant. Other countries dont have this. Wars are happening because people are not allowed to vote. I have sons in the military whom have been to Iraq and Afghanistan. How can i not dare to vote. I do and i will always. Our country this wonderful America of different nationalities has to insist people be allowed to take off and go vote. Why cant we vote through our cell phones? So many computer geniuses out there, come on Bill Gates, invent. And people that come from other countries to live here in peace they also have a responsibility to vote. We can only improve our beloved America through voting. We live in the Landnof the free Afterall. Vote.

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I don't know how to do it but it would be great if every Dem voter could find a sister/brother voter in an area with the loss of access and pay for an Uber so that person could go vote. I have no clue how to make it accessible for those stuck at work during voting hours. I hang my head more and more these days as I see our country slipping backwards instead of marching forward.

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One thing that really should be done is to put an upper age limit on federal judges, including Supreme Court justices. I live in Latvia, and here, once you hit 70, that's that. Instituting such a rule would substantially reduce the bloodbath aspects of judicial selection in America. It shouldn't have to be a zero-sum game. Yes, I realize my hypocrisy in that if the court currently had a 6-3 liberal majority, as opposed to what it has now, I would think that everything is just hunky dory. But leaving judges and justices in place until they are drooling wrecks (William O. Douglas springs to mind in this regard) just doesn't really make sense.

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Speak up, Dan. Tell the World the Messiah isn't here. They will believe you. Why do you think God Chose you?

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this is a sad and dangerous time for our country. after all that has happened there are those who would like to count those of us of color as only part american. i think it was 3/5ths. that mindset and more/custom is hard to rise above. and the fear is the same as it always been. whites can be out voted by people of color. many of us still want to put a smily face on slavery let alone allow full enfranchised people of color to vote. some how that has not completely changed for 30 to 40 % of us americans, even after the civil war and the voting acts you just spoke of. we have a long way to go. and unfortunately the politicians and courts are trying to mollify this small % of white voters still. some how the democrats in congress need to see this and act with fortitude, determination and yes guilt of shame fir not fixing it perminately years ago. but we must keep trying and not get discouraged or give up. we all must vote for those who will stand for voters rights.

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This is your Destiny to confirm or deny. Frankly, I'm about sick of you. ๐Ÿ˜’

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Just after reading this piece, I heard the Supreme Court's unanimous decision in U.S. v Cooley, affirming jurisdiction of Native American police officers in a few specific cases. I am saddened that my first response to the disparity in votes was that Cooley is unlikely to touch anyone any of the Justices know personally, so it has little chance to affect their lives. Unfortunately this leads me directly to the realization that I now think the Justices DO let personal feeling into their decisions. I am sure they always did. But with more of their deliberations reaching more people, now's the time to be sure they can support their decisions for ever and ever. How will this voting decision be seen in years to come? Like Dred Scot? I mourn the loss of the confidence I had in the court.

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You know what hurts me the most? That I am calling you "Dan" instead of "Mr. Rather." I thought my Parents taught me better than that. ๐Ÿ˜’

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Mr. Rather, I respect you. You know if you have done ANY HOMEWORK that NO SCIENCE ON THIS EARTH, and NO MATH can dispute I am the Messiah. NO F'N WAY!!! Even EYEWITNESSES to Miracles. I don't get you. Not AT ALL. Now, it is time for you to STAND UP and prove I am a charlatan. Right now, Mr. Rather. I am without God this week and you know why and you know why I am fine. Damn it, Dan. STAND UP!!! KNOCK ME DOWN!!! YOU CAN'T!!! You know I am the Messiah. ๐Ÿ˜‡

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Someone correct me if I am wrong, but isn't it the duty of the Supreme Court of the United States to interpret the law, and strengthen it?

I was totally confused with this ruling from our U.S. Supreme Court. I said confused, not surprised. We must remember who seated the majority of this court. And, if, IF, we allow him to inject more of his followers in political offices across this great country of ours, more laws like the Voting Rights act will go by the wayside. It is his, and their destiny to turn this country to Marxism, and under the thumb of Putin. Anyone who doesn't see that is either blind, or, well, blind. (I'll leave it at that because I don't wish to get kicked off this forum).

WE, the PEOPLE, need to wake up and smell the coffee. Folks, it is burning, and we're allowing it to burn. We must fight back. This move the Supreme Court has made affects each and every one of us.

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Very well reasoned and well-stated essay. Keep up your great efforts. The attempts to weaken voting rights sickens me but your message keeps me from despairing.

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Thank you from the bottom of my heart. It is hard to keep oneโ€™s faith in our democracy when we have so many republicans from ythe top down, assaulting it from every side ..then with this loaded court coming down on the side of those destroying voting rights , anger and disappointment in their decision is an understatement. Keep fighting.

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All who believe in the Right To Vote must remain vigilant and not despair! Register to vote, check to make sure that you are registered to vote even if you voted in 2020. CHECK! Your neighbor and community may bully you to SHUT UP, Donโ€™t, let your voice and vote be heard and registered! BE STRONG! You are not alone! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ––๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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Voter turnout doesn't matter if the results are allowed to be overturned wholesale by partisan (and gerrymandered) legislatures.

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Aristotle segmented the means of persuasion into logos (logic), ethos (credibility) and pathos (emotion) starting a philosophical debate that has lasted centuries. Having exhausted logic and credibility and burned out most of the country emotionally, the Republications now at Plan B to remain in power โ€“ win by any means possible.

I have asked the next generation to vote as if this is the last election that will matter and remember that their children will want their future children to grow up in a free country. I pray that they and their descendants will enjoy the life I have lived.

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