If there was a moment that symbolized our degeneracy, it was when an enraged mob gathered outside the Supreme Court and a leader of the US Senate shouted threats against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. , saying, “You won’t know what hit you. !”
There have always been irresponsible demagogues. But there was a time when anyone who shouted threats at a Supreme Court justice saw the end of their own political career and could no longer show their face in decent society.
Either you believe in laws or you believe in mob rule. It doesn’t matter if you agree with the law or agree with the mob on a particular issue. If threats of violence against judges – and the publication of a judge’s children’s school – are the way to settle the problems, then there is little point in having elections or laws.
Nor is there much point in expecting freedom. Threats and violence were the means by which the Nazis came to power in Germany. Freedom is not free. If you can’t be bothered to vote against the stormtroopers’ tactics – no matter who engages in them or on what issue – then you can give up your freedom.
Worse still, you can give up the freedom of generations that have not yet been born.
Some people seem to think that the Supreme Court banned abortion. He did no such thing.
The Supreme Court actually did something very different, something long overdue and potentially historic. It was said that their own court did not have to make political decisions that nothing in the Constitution gave them the power to make.
Pull out a copy of the Constitution – and see if you can find anything in it that says the federal government is authorized to make abortion laws.
Check out the 10th Amendment, which states that the federal government is limited to the specific powers granted to it, with all other powers going to the states or the people.
Why do we elect legislators to do what voters want, if unelected judges will make laws by themselves, instead of enforcing the laws that elected officials voted for?
This is part of a very long struggle that has been going on for over 100 years. In the early 20th century, progressives like President Woodrow Wilson decided that the Constitution placed too many limits on the powers they wanted to use.