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Old Today, 02:16 PM   #126
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NOT the politician but the people that put them in office.

Showing up like you are ready and EAGER for armed civil war, CERTAINLY won't. Any more than the guy all tacticool-ed up, swaggering around a city park waiting for a confrontation with LEOs..

NOT talking about 'that' end of the spectrum but the YUGE, unaffiliated, moderate middle. MUCH larger than either end of the spectrum. They vote, BTW..They don't have an opinion, in a lot of cases, and are watching things like this rally, to help make up their mind in November 2020..
John and Shirly Q. Public showing up to lobby day; silent, well mannered/behaved but armed to the teeth and FULL battle rattle, to protest draconian legislation...was and is A COMPLETELY APPROPRIATE RESPONSE. Anything less is what damn well got us to where we are in the first place.
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Old Today, 09:03 PM   #127
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Gerrymandering is as old as the republic. BOTH sides gerryamnder, some more than others.
Gerrymandering only occurs when a district goes against what the majority of the people who live there want.

In this case, the Government of Virginia does not serve the majority of the State but rather is bought and paid for to serve the wishes of one man.
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Old Today, 10:24 PM   #128
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Gerrymandering only occurs when a district goes against what the majority of the people who live there want.
No.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gerrymander

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Definition of gerrymander (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb
1 : to divide or arrange (a territorial unit) into election districts in a way that gives one political party an unfair advantage : to subject to gerrymandering
// The government gerrymandered urban districts to create rural majorities.
— Matthew Reiss

2 : to divide or arrange (an area) into political units to give special advantages to one group
// gerrymander a school district
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