When I say, regarding a political or legal situation, "this is how X works," I'm not making:
- a moral claim ("this is how X SHOULD work");
- an historical claim ("this is how X has ALWAYS worked"); or
- a prediction ("this is how X WILL always work").
I'm just claiming that this is how X works at this time and in this place.
I could be incorrect, of course, but I'm neither correct nor incorrect on any of the numbered points because I wasn't addressing those points.
That is all.