If certain politicians were really interested in furthering the will of the people, there would be no need to gerrymander voting districts. Gerrymandering becomes a necessary part of the road to political power because the goal of the politician is to further specific, personal and/or religious agendas, and they realize that the number of people in the general public who support those narrow agendas is small and dwindling.
You cannot have an honest conversation about race in America unless you accept that the Republican party in the US is a racial and religious movement masquerading as a political party.
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