An excellent albeit depressing article. I admire your desire to make your home State a better place. As a European my own reaction to the situation in the USA was simply to depart, as it seems there are so many intractable problems that the trajectory of the USA is all too clear. I hope for your sake and for the sake of good people like you that I am mistaken.

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