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Favorable or Unfavorable #1: James Abourezk


Favorable or Unfavorable #1: James Abourezk  

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Sen. James Abourezk (D-SD) from 1973-1979 served only 1 term, but was productive. Use his following actions to determine your vote in the poll:

Abourezk, James 1973 1st Arab-American senator
Abourezk, James 1975 Authors the Indian Self-Determination and Education Act
Abourezk, James 1977 Introduces the American Indian Religious Freedom Act
Abourezk, James 1977 Cosponsors (w/ Hatfield) Const. Amendment to allow federal law to be passed by popular vote
Abourezk, James 1977 Introduces and authors the Indian Child Welfare Act
Abourezk, James 1978 filibusters vs. natural gas bill
Abourezk, James 1980 Founds Arab-American Anti-discrimination Committee


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He lost he with this interview



the Arabs who were involved in 9/11 cooperated with the Zionists, actually. It was a cooperation. They gave them the perfect excuse to denounce all Arabs. It's a racist sort of thing, really racist – you know, picking out these 19 or 20 terrorists – they were terrorists – and saying all the Arabs are like them.


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Eh, I said favorable (probably wouldn't have after seeing that comment), but tbh it was really middle of the road.

As an aside, I'm pretty sure Mayhew was assigned reading for my grad program.  IIRC we didn't really care for him, but this approach is quintessential polisci, so really can't complain.  We probably hadn't drank enough coolaid yet to fully appreciate it, because I think it was first semester.

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