Election Consequences

FILE - President Donald Trump arrives on stage to speak at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

“Elections have consequences” is an oft-used term in politics, usually by supporters of the side in power to remind those who back the opposition that whoever is in charge gets to determine policy, within the bounds of the law.

Recently, two phenomena in American politics caused that phrase to apply: the Trump Administration’s policy to prosecute persons entering the United States illegally as criminals, thereby resulting in separating them from their children, and the Supreme Court’s decision in Trump v. Hawaii …

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  1. You mean, like when Greeks diselected the usurper Venizelos and were punished for it by the Allies at Smyrna until they executed those they elected?

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