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Deliberative democracy in action


The governor of Wisconsin — who actually represents a popular majority — called for a legislative session to discuss the repeal of the state’s anachronistic abortion ban, passed 70 years before women had the right to vote in the state. The self-appointed dictators who control the Wisconsin legislature give this less than a minute of consideration combined:

A lesson Republicans could have taken from the Kansas abortion initiative is “we might want to back off from extremely unpopular abortion bans.” The lesson they actually will take is “we need to cut voters out of the loop as much as possible.” And needless to say, as Ilya Shapiro recently conceded with inadvertent honesty, rejecting the will of popular majorities was critical to Roe being overruled in the first place:

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