In the storm that erupted over the leaked draft opinion of Justice Samuel Alito, which would overturn Roe v. Wade, a secondary alarm has arisen among our elites.
If Roe is overturned, it is said, a whole raft of Supreme Court rulings rooted in the same principles and legal reasoning could be overturned as well.
Pillars of our progressive society could come crashing down.
In an op-ed in The Washington Post, legal scholars Melissa Murray and Leah Litman wrote that Alito’s draft opinion “declares that the Constitution ‘makes no reference to abortion’ and argues that abortion rights were ‘entirely unknown in American law,’ throughout most of the nation’s history.”
Yet, the scholars argue, the same “is true of contraception, which the court held states could not restrict in Griswold v. Connecticut. It’s true of … interracial marriage and same-sex marriage, which the court has held could not be prohibited in Loving v. Virginia and Obergefell v. Hodges. It’s true of sexual intimacy between consenting adults, which the court held states could not prohibit in Lawrence v. Texas.”
If a woman’s right to an abortion no longer exists, we are being forewarned, the right to birth control, gay rights, interracial marriage and same-sex marriage could be the next to fall to the Alito ax.
Yet, the idea that a state legislature, in this decade, would enact a new statute that outlaws sexual relations between gays and lesbians or rejects any constitutional right to same-sex marriage — and the Supreme Court would uphold that statute — seems an absurdity.
Still, the raising of such fears tells us something about those advancing this line of argument. They are worried about the fate of cherished reforms that they have managed to impose upon the nation and its people through autocratic decisions of the Supreme Court.
What the pro-abortionists are saying is that many court decisions declaring new rights are not at all deeply rooted in the Constitution or in the hearts and minds of the population.
They are saying that there are more Americans than you might imagine who would like to see the work of the Supreme Court, of which progressives are most proud, undone.
They are saying that the rights discovered and declared in the gay rights and same-sex marriage decisions, for example, had to be imposed by the court. Else, they might never have become federal law. The nation as a whole would never have embraced them.
Again, what does this fear that if the Alito decision overturning Roe becomes law, all these other decisions are in peril as well, tell us?
It suggests that the national establishment lacks faith that the American people have truly and fully embraced the social reforms that progressives have gotten the Supreme Court to impose by fiat.
Earl Warren was appointed chief justice by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1953. A year later, Warren delivered his unanimous ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, which outlawed racial segregation in all public schools — 10 years before Congress was able to pass the Civil Rights Act.
While the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 were enacted democratically, by the Congress, Brown and subsequent court decisions mandating forced busing to bring about racial integration and a prescribed racial balance were enacted autocratically.
They were imposed by unelected justices, serving for life, against whose rulings U.S. citizens had no recourse. And Brown and its progeny were resisted in a way the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was not.
During these same decades, Supreme Court decisions were handed down outlawing all Bible instruction and voluntary prayer in public schools and forbidding virtually all religious expressions in the public square.
The nation was formally, officially and involuntarily secularized.
A democratically elected Congress would never have enacted these proscriptions. It took an autocratic court to impose them, by exploring and then discovering in the Constitution exactly what the court had decided to impose upon the American people, without the people’s consent.
Abortion was declared a constitutional right and legalized in every state, including that half of the nation that regarded it as shameful, sinful or criminal, in that it snuffed out the life of an unborn child.
Whatever else these court decisions do, they show a lack of confidence in the ruling class in its ability to persuade the majority to agree and enact a law, and a reliance upon the court to impose autocratically what progressives could not persuade the country to enact democratically.
President Joe Biden says this generation of Americans is in a global struggle between democracy and authoritarianism.
But were the decisions to outlaw the Bible and school prayer in the public schools, to declare that a right to abortion, homosexuality and same-sex marriage can be found in the penumbras of the Constitution, arrived at democratically or autocratically?
Perhaps the solution is to have court decisions discovering new rights subjected to national referenda, so the whole nation can say “Yea” or “Nay” after they are handed down.
Red Power Ranger Actor Charged in Connection with COVID Relief Fraud Scheme
An actor who played one of the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” was charged over his alleged involvement in a scheme to fraudulently obtain federal COVID-19 relief money. Actor Jason Lawrence Geiger, 47, played the red ranger in multiple seasons of the 90’s television series.
Geiger, whose stage name is Austin St. John, was one of 19 people charged in the scheme. The accused individuals received at least 16 fraudulent loans totaling $3.5 million, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas.
The indictment, which was returned by a federal grand jury on May 12, 2022, charges the defendants with conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, a group led by Michael Hill and Andrew Moran is alleged to have executed a scheme to defraud lenders and the Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
Geiger, the former Red Power Ranger, was allegedly part of the network.
“Hill is alleged to have recruited co-conspirators to use an existing business or create a business to submit applications to obtain PPP funding. Once enlisted, Moran is alleged to have assisted his co-conspirators with the application paperwork, including fabricating supporting documentation and submitting the application through the online portals,” prosecutors said.
“On the applications, the defendants are alleged to have misrepresented material information such as the true nature of their business, the number of employees, and the amount of payroll. Based on these material misrepresentations, the SBA and other financial institutions approved and issued loans to the defendants.”
The loans were provided as part of the federal government’s massive $349 billion federal CARES Act. Funding was supposed to go to businesses who either lost money or were forced to close as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns, but the group led by Moran and Hill pocketed the cash for themselves.
In some instances, those accused sent the money to Jonathan Spencer, 33, to invest in foreign exchange markets, prosecutors said.
Geiger was arrested Tuesday and remains behind bars until a court hearing in Plano on Monday. He has pleaded not guilty to a single count against him.
According to The New York Post, the former “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” actor plans to “vigorously defend himself against this allegation.”
INSANITY: Biden Deboards Plane in South Korea All Alone with Mask On – Sees People and Takes Off His Mask
There is so much about this sequence that is just plain insane.
Joe Biden arrived in South Korea and when deboarding the plane alone, he is wearing a black mask. Once he goes down the stairs and steps on the ground, he takes off his mask as he met by the leaders in Korea.
WATCH: Joe Biden arrives in South Korea, wears mask as he exits plane by himself, then as he approaches another person, he takes it off. pic.twitter.com/UKTs8y6XCj
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) May 21, 2022
What is wrong with this picture?
For one, Joe Biden pretending to be the elected President of the United States is wrong. All Americans know that there is no way Joe Biden earned 81 million votes in the 2020 Election. The guy couldn’t get 10 people at his rallies.
And secondly, Biden wearing a mask outdoors with no one near him is a joke. The mask provides no protection to him or anyone else in this picture.
Thirdly, after Biden sees his hosts, Biden takes off the mask. No one there is wearing the mask. If it was necessary for Biden to wear the mask down the stairs, it would have been necessary to wear it around others, but instead, Biden takes it off.
“Where Do I Get My Reputation Back?” – President Trump Responds to Hillary’s Russia Collusion Sham that Defamed Him for Years
On Friday we heard testimony from her own Campaign Manager that Hillary Clinton encouraged the fake news story that candidate and President Trump was a puppet of Russian President Putin. President Trump asks how does he ever get his reputation back?
Hillary’s Campaign Manager swore under oath on Friday that Hillary was behind the Russia collusion lies about President Trump.
Mook shared that Hillary knew about it and approved it.
Hillary Clinton called President Trump a puppet of Russian President Putin. Behind the scenes, we now know that she was working on lies to tie candidate Trump to Putin. It was all made up. Hillary was playing chicken with Russia risking a nuclear war.
President Trump shared on FOX News about this revelation and how his reputation was so terribly damaged by Hillary’s lies.
Former President Donald Trump reacted to the bombshell testimony out of the trial of Michael Sussmann that Hillary Clinton herself approved the dissemination of false information alleging a covert communications channel between the Trump Organization and a Russian bank to the media.
Trump told Fox News Digital that the entire Russia investigation is “one of the greatest political scandals in history,” and that he will “never” get his “reputation fully back.”
Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook on Friday testified as part of the first criminal trial out of Special Counsel John Durham’s years-long investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, saying Clinton approved and “agreed” to share the discredited data with the media.
FOX News won’t have President Trump on their regular news shows because they don’t want him sharing the truth about the stolen 2020 Election and the attacks he endured while in the White House all based on lies from the left and their RINO accomplices.
Americans know the truth and have known it for years.
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