[OPE-L] "Impractical" Rules?

andrew kliman (Andrew_Kliman@CLASSIC.MSN.COM)
Mon, 9 Feb 98 04:30:29 UT

Reading all this stuff about rules being "impractical," what was gnawing at
the back of my mind was that I'd heard this before. But where?

Then I remembered: from white segregationists.

When I was growing up in a border slave state (Maryland) in the 1960s and
1970s, segregationists wouldn't say openly that they didn't want Blacks in
their neighborhoods and schools. Instead they'd say that integration wouldn't
work, because "you can't legislate morality" and "you can't make people love
one another."

Andrew Kliman