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February 20, 2019

Here's the big deal

People may ask, “what’s the big deal?” After all, the people of the state already approved I-1639 with 59 percent of the vote.

The big deal is that the people cannot vote away their rights. Those rights are considered sacred and are the envy of every prospective immigrant who has sought sanctuary and prosperity in the United States of America. Our forefathers forged a constitutional republic, not a democracy. The minority cannot be bullied by a majority because of these rights. The authors built in checks and balances, including the doctrine of judicial review, which relies on the guiding wisdom of the Constitution to ensure fairness and protection of individual...

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