Congressman John Conyers interview
Alexandrovna: When you say “we’re moving into a different kind of country under different kind of laws,” what exactly are we moving toward?
Conyers: There is a dictatorial flavor that comes into this matter. This chipping away from what we thought that we had and what was in stone: the Civil Rights Act; the Voting Rights Act; the ability of states to process their own judicial cases without federal intervention, all of these things mean we’re not where we were. We’re slipping back and what we’re slipping back into in the cumulative sense is something a little bit scary.