Note: I wrote this long ago, but it is still true, today, except the number now is 55,000,000. That’s 55 millions. Look around you, folks; who’s missing?
Twenty-seven years ago, our Supreme Court nullified enough states’ laws that it effectively provided for the killing of the equivalent of 52 million US citizens. What kind of number is 52,000,000?
Try thinking about 17% of us missing.
Nearly the entire populations of California and Texas.
More than all of New York, Florida, and Illinois.
All of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, and North Carolina.
New Jersey, Virginia, Washington, Massachusetts, Indiana, Arizona, Tennessee, and Missouri.
Or, Maryland, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Colorado, Alabama, South Carolina, Louisiana, Kentucky, Oregon, Oklahoma, Connecticut, and Iowa.
This is about whole states missing. All the people who built, spoke, taught, laughed, cried, worshiped, drove cars, doctored, nursed, grew trees, or developed technology, gone from more than one state. A wilderness, untouched by man, not even one firefighter to combat the effects of lightning.
And we don’t really notice.
They were enough to have replenished our teachers 2 or 3 times, our doctors, 78 times.
And lost tax revenue? $153 billion.
We’re shooting ourselves in the foot.