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Letter: Kavanaugh will have disastrous effects

Letter: Kavanaugh will have disastrous effects

Martha Winsten, Gansevoort
Letter: Kavanaugh will have disastrous effects
Judge Brett Kavanaugh during the third day of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Sept. 6, 2018
Photographer: ERIN SCHAFF/THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

If Brett Kavanaugh is appointed to the Supreme Court, we can say goodbye to democracy in this country because corporations will have achieved control in the United States.

As Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse pointed out, the Roberts Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 in favor of corporations 90 percent of the time.

With Kavanaugh on the court, no one will have any hope of defeating corporations.

We’ll have more union busting, gerrymandering, weakening pollution regulations, discouraging minority voter registration, unlimited campaign contributions with Citizens United, mandatory arbitration for class-action lawsuits, protection of corporations from their employees, and in general insulating corporations from litigation.

How did this come about? Corporations threw bones to the pro-life lobby and to the NRA to enlist their support.

As the climate warms and there are floods, droughts, crop failures and the spread of tropical diseases, there will be huge influxes of climate refugees. The wealthy will retreat to gated communities with climate-controlled homes.

Disorderly people will be controlled by complete surveillance and drones. The Second Amendment people will immediately be seen as they leave their homes with their automatic weapons set on rebellion. No, this will be a nation under corporation for the benefit of corporations. The November elections may be our last chance to change this.

Martha Winsten

Gansevoort

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