Does this qualify for the RICO act?

Mike_Honcho

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It has always been a scam........


Related: The Age of Entitlement


If the consequences of civil rights law have been as totalitarian as Caldwell says, why has the harassed majority not revolted? The short answer is that they tried. Caldwell identifies the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 as the moment when adherents of the old Constitution fought back, and the next eight years as the period when their hopes were conclusively defeated. “Reagan changed the country’s political mood for a while,” he laments, “but left its structures untouched.”

Reagan promised to shrink government, roll back the Great Society, and end affirmative action “with the stroke of a pen.” Instead, the national debt tripled. The federal civil rights bureaucracy proved as impossible to abolish as the Department of Education. Voters favored lowering immigration and getting control of the border, and Reagan promised to do it, but the compromise bill passed in 1986 traded immediate amnesty for enforcement measures that never came. “Reagan flung open the gates to immigration while stirringly proclaiming a determination to slam them shut,” Caldwell observes. “Almost all of Reaganism was like that.”

The voters who might have revolted against this betrayal were, Caldwell argues, essentially bought off. Public and private debt rose dramatically in the 1980s, and much of that borrowed money ended up in the pockets of white Baby Boomers in the form of tax cuts and consumer credit. These were the same people whose status in the political order had been altered for the worse by the civil rights revolution, and this borrowed prosperity allowed them to think that the old and the new constitutions could coexist. “[F]or one deluded generation,” suburban whites were able to recreate “a Potemkin version of the old order.” Their “easy and indulgent lifestyle”—the Age of Entitlement of the book’s title—was all funded by debt, but it was “convincing enough to draw vast numbers of people to construct it, like the pyramids or the medieval cathedrals or the railroads.”
 

Sean the Nailer

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What comes to my mind, is the Sheriff on "My Cousin Vinny". (sorry, I can't remember his name, nor the County that he worked in)

"Aid'n an' Abett'n"

One would think that there's a law against that. I wonder if the lawmen/lawwomen would arrest themselves (theirownselves?) for when they break their own laws that they're there to enforce...
 

Marinevet1

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Wouldn't be great to see the current federal government just say...........sanctuary city.........no more federal money to you...............
 
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Sean the Nailer

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Also, cut off all the water and power to LA County that comes from out of state. The rulers of California have been very vocal about becoming their own country; this could be a practice run.
And out of COUNTRY. How much of commiefornia's/Lazy A's power comes from Canada?
But that's another story....
 
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