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Okay, DOMA was defeated but I am still down. The shit pulled by the SCOTUS Tuesday has me down.   This decision is worse than Citizens United.  This decision opens the door to a multitude of Jim Crowe era voting rights abuses. 

This decision shows the incredible bubble in which the justices exist.   Given the Treyvonn Martin shooting, the whites in Mississippi going cross county to beat blacks, and even Paula's issues show we are not a post racial society. 

It is imperative that the people dismiss those elected officials who have created a stagnation in progress in America.  

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