Six: Other forms of harassment of people of color, including early closing of polls, late opening, street barriers, sending away first-time voters.
Seven: Extreme legislation requiring government-issued photo IDs that 11 percent of the population now lack and making it impossible for them to obtain them.
Eight: Attempted introduction of the most corruptible election systems of all, Internet voting.
Nine: Creation of all sorts of roadblocks at the polls in impoverished neighborhoods that hold up lines for hours.
Ten: Provision of too few voting machines in these same neighborhoods to make voting even more difficult.
Eleven: Violation of the Motor Voter Act by not reminding potential voters that they can register at places where they collect entitlements or driver's licenses, which brings us back to
Twelve: Violation of all of the Bill of Rights, which amounts to
Thirteen: Violation of the U.S. Constitution, which required so many amendments in order to provide all of the basic human rights we are struggling to hang on to today.
Have I left anything out? Paying meteorologists to seed clouds on Election Day to bring bad weather to impoverished neighborhoods? Undoubtedly I have instead merely scratched the surface.
My green friend is gone; as his flying saucer heads home, rotation is happening elsewhere, of question marks around my head.
Why bother fighting back when every problem in this country is these days solved with a hand gun, and abroad with WMD?
I think I'll train to become an astronaut and then go explore the universe for a planet as enlightened as Mars that will accept us 99 percent and cleanse us of the American Dream.
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