The Supreme Court is turning our world upside down. We tried to tell the Democrats, but did they listen? Not so’s you’d notice. Somebody has to light a fire under them, and I guess that somebody has to be you and me. From The Hill’s Pundits Blog:
The United States Supreme Court is moving to reverse long-cherished American notions of constitutional law.
The divisions that plague American society have invaded the sanctity of the court, with angry dissents and at times personal criticism among justices that illustrate both the passions and dangers of the debate.
MORE MORE MORE
These events escalate a pattern of extreme actions that violate cardinal American ideals on matters including torture, the Geneva Convention, attacks on the Bill of Rights, presidential assertions of authority to violate statutes with non-binding statements, secrecy of unprecedented scope, the inability of Congress to perform its historic function of preventing executive abuse, and now a bitterly divided Supreme Court that threatens values long thought to be part of our national consensus...
We can no longer believe that Brown v. Board of Education establishes a national consensus on policies that promote integration versus those that tolerate segregation.
We can no longer believe that Roe v. Wade is settled law, based on a societal consensus, that protects a woman’s right to choose. Make no mistake, Roe v. Wade stands in mortal peril of being overturned or dismembered by the current court, and almost certainly, by the next court if another conservative justice is appointed...
Justice Scalia is right about one thing in his bizarre attack on the chief justice: It is time to state clearly what is happening. What is happening is a direct and aggressive attack on core constitutional values by multiple sources including the president and the Supreme Court...
There is much to discuss on the Fourth of July.
Liberals, libertarians, strict constructionists of the Constitution and true conservatives should see what is happening clearly, and mobilize to stop it.
Budowsky was an aide to former Sen. Lloyd Bentsen and to Bill Alexander, then-chief deputy whip of the House. He is a contributing editor to Fighting Dems News Service. He can be read on The Hill’s Pundits Blog and reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click the title, above, to read more and to post a comment that may be read by your congressman and senators!
The excerpt above is posted with the full knowledge and permission, even encouragement, of the author, who wants his essays to be read by as many people as possible.