Get ready for a more liberal America
With Hillary Clinton in the White House, America stands to become a more liberal nation.
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Republicans may succeed in stopping Clinton from passing ambitious new legislation, but she’ll still be able to make incremental progress on a wide variety of issues with a combination of the president’s bully pulpit, the regulatory levers of the executive branch, and the courts. For instance, she’ll push for increasing the national minimum wage (and history shows that Republicans eventually give in to that pressure after fighting it for a few years) while her Labor Department promotes workers’ rights and increasingly liberal courts uphold them.
That’s another vital area where things will get progressively more liberal. A third of current federal judges were appointed by Barack Obama. Even more striking, when he came into office, only one of the 13 federal appeals courts had a Democratic-appointed majority, but now nine of them do. After another four or eight years of a Clinton administration, liberal judges will completely dominate the federal courts…
But that’s not all. Look at the initiatives on the ballot this year, and you’ll see that liberal measures dominate. Recreational marijuana measures are up for votes in California, Arizona, Nevada, Maine, and Massachusetts — and will probably win in all five. Medical marijuana is also on ballots in Florida, Arkansas, Montana, and North Dakota; all those could succeed as well. Minimum wage increases, which almost never lose, are on ballots in five states. California, Nevada, and Maine have gun or ammunition background-check initiatives which could all pass.
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