How a GOP Congress Could Roll Back Nationwide Freedoms

How a GOP Congress Could Roll Back Nationwide Freedoms
If Republicans win control of one or both congressional chambers this week, they will likely begin a project that could reshape the nation’s political and legal landscape: imposing on blue states the rollback of civil rights and liberties that has rapidly advanced through red states since 2021.Over the past two years, the 23 states where Republicans hold unified control of the governorship and state legislature have approved the most aggressive wave of socially conservative legislation in modern times. In highly polarizing battles across the country, GOP-controlled states have passed laws imposing new restrictions on voting, banning or limiting access to abortion, retrenching LGBTQ rights, removing licensing and training requirements for concealed carry of firearms, and censoring how public-school teachers (and in some cases university professors and even private employers) can talk about race, gender, and sexual orientation.With much less attention, Republicans in the U.S. House and Senate have introduced legislation… ..... Read More.
THE ATLANTIC – Politics | Politics & GovernmentMon, November 7, 2022
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