Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Maybe Politics Isn't Entirely Broken

Indiana looks like it's going to retreat from the more radical provision in its "religious freedom" law. And Asa Hutchinson sent the Arkansas bill back to his legislature.

All of this is at least in part because Big Business isn't really into controversy.  Their opposition mattered more than principled LGBT activists, though those activists put the squeeze on those businesses.

But ultimately, you can say that the system - roughly speaking - worked.  Democratic pressure has led representatives to change their behavior.

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