Reflecting on Progress

Today will be a busy day here.  We’ve got a big high school graduation party happening, with friends and family enjoying a near perfect summer day.  The pool will be full of kids.  Burgers and dogs will be scarfed down and lemonade will flow.  And tomorrow I go to another party for my niece who is also graduating.  After the horror of the COVID lockdowns this summer feels like heaven.  And coming up in a couple of weeks is the big trip to Yellowstone so busy, busy, busy.

But I wanted to reflect a little on the juxtaposition of the Bidencrash and the SCOTUS decisions.  Here is proof that all is not lost.  Even in the grip of the Deep State coup that foisted a doddering idiot on us as the so-called “leader of the free world” we see that large swaths of the country are still ready to take advantage of opportunities to throw off the shackles of leftist control and restore normality to their lives.  Thanks to the courage of those five judges, we have seen incredible change unleashed.  Several states have already outlawed abortion completely.  That’s a stunning change.  The people in those states have taken back control over their lives and redefined what is right and what is wrong.  That is not a trivial thing.

I can only imagine what next year’s Supreme Court docket will include.  And I imagine what it will be like when this country is clearly seen to be two different nations, Blue and Red.  And I welcome this contrast.  Because finally, finally there actually will exist freedom.  It will be freedom of choice.  Freedom to decide which America we want to live in, Blue or Red.

And that will be a revelation.  The people in the Red States will not be upset about the choices that the other side has made.  They will be unconcerned at the abortion, transgender pronoun signaling and all the other manifestations of mental illness on display in the other America.  In fact, they will be glad that these things exist as a cautionary tale to show to children when they ask why it is important to have clear standards of what is healthy and what is diseased.

But the people in the Blue States will be foaming at the mouth and bellowing in rage at the knowledge that there exists a world where their power to sow confusion and misery is excluded and rejected with impunity.  After their decades of growing power and finally complete cultural control over our lives, this transformation will be maddening.  I expect countless acts of vandalism and violence in the coming months and years.  But it will still be a relief to know their control over our lives is over.

Now I know I’ve gotten ahead of things.  The events of the last couple of weeks are barely a sliver of daylight peeking through a sky of solid clouds.  But that sliver is so blindingly bright that it lights up the world.  We see what can be.  We know what we want now.  We want to be free of the control of insane ideas and the crazy people who espouse them.  It’s clear how easy it is to reach this goal when the people we choose for leaders aren’t part of the mad house we’re fighting against.  Donald Trump has fully vindicated his value as a leader.  He did what fifty years of Republicans couldn’t, or rather, wouldn’t do.  He gave us an honest Supreme Court.  He gave us back our Constitution.  Say whatever you like about his shortcomings as an individual.  He accomplished something stunning.

He gave us back hope.

Roe V. Wade Overturned. Finally.

Supreme Court OVERTURNS Roe v. Wade, Casey With Dobbs Decision

Finally.  It took fifty years but it’s happened.  A half century of lies and five men and  women finally told the truth.  The Constitution of the United States does not guarantee the right of a woman to terminate the life of her unborn child.  Now the various states will decide what their people want.  Places like California will double down and legalize infanticide.  Others will ban abortion completely.  But at least it will be the choice of the citizens of those states.

It’s hard to overstate the importance of this event.  This was the Holy Grail of conservative objectives.  This was a wrong that needed to be righted in the minds of millions of people for half a century.  This gives hope to all the aspirations that we’ve been told were impossible to fix for all these years.  Now we’ll find out just how popular abortion really is.  I’m betting that a lot of people will be surprised at how ambivalent women actually are about the supposed benefits of being allowed to end the life of an unborn child.

Now we step into a new and different world.  Things that have gone unsaid for decades will be uttered and the will of the people will be revealed in all its conflicted reality.

Bring it on, bring it on, bring it on.

Freedom of Religion, Second Amendment, Sanctity of Life

This Supreme Court has now eclipsed anything else done by Republicans in the last fifty years of government.  The three rulings coming out in June have reversed longstanding unconstitutional precedents that have afflicted Americans for decades and in the case of the Second Amendment case for over a hundred years.

And these decisions seem to put the lie to all those dissidents who have confidently said that we can’t vote our way out of this mess.  After all, voting for Donald Trump got us the Supreme Court we currently have.  Now, granted Donald Trump is not an actual Republican but he was there for us to vote for.  The awfulness of our electoral choices inspired a man to jump into the Republican race and prove that there is a way to win against the Uniparty.  At least there is a chance of it.

I may be premature in one case.  Let’s see what New York State does to defy the clear requirement of this decision in relation to concealed carry of guns in their state.  The deer in the headlights Gov. Kathy Hochul said that the state is reviewing options “including calling a special session of the legislature.”  She called the ruling “outrageous” especially during a so-called “national reckoning on gun violence.”  Maybe they’ll just re-legislate the same statute with some trimming to pretend they’re following the ruling.

But the Roe v. Wade ruling is something different.  This will be a liberation.  The Red States are being freed from a destructive practice that was forced on them by a court that invented a constitutional right that the majority of Americans didn’t ask for.  The Blue States can legislate what they want and they will.  But this is the first in hopefully a string of rulings that will allow more conservative communities to pull back from the nihilistic “freedoms” that have been imposed on them.  Abortion and other abnormal manifestations of the progressive agenda can be rejected.  And in this way, a moral framework can be built up that reinforces the values and institutions that conservatives believe in.

Once the Red and Blue States have differentiated from each other in terms of their laws and lifestyles there will be a natural drift of people who adhere to one or the other of these belief systems to the locales that corresponds to their opinions.  And that will be all to the good.  The Blue States will act as a relief valve to siphon off the people who would be unhappy in a conservative community.  And anyone who feels trapped in places like California and New York will likewise find relief by migrating to places like Texas and Florida.

I’m hoping that next year the Supreme Court will tackle the unconstitutionality of affirmative action and the homosexual agenda.  Once those things are excluded from federal law the Red States will truly be free to return their citizens to normal life.  I’m perfectly happy to let the Blue States impose whatever madness they desire on their citizens.  The contrast between the two systems would provide a clear case study of what each ideology stands for and the results of following that mindset.  Based on where California currently stands it might only take another twenty years to reduce the Blue States to a stone age or at least feudal condition.  At that point we could probably buy the Blue States and evict the Leftists to some equally undesirable third world hellhole where they’d be more or less at home.

These are interesting times we live in.  We might be on the cusp of meaningful change for the better.  Let’s see how the two camps, blue and red, react to the SCOTUS rulings.  I think that will speak volumes about our future.

24JUN2022 – Quote of the Day

To fathers within their private families Nature hath given a supreme power; for which cause we see throughout the world even from the foundation thereof, all men have ever been taken as lords and lawful kings in their own houses. Howbeit over a whole grand multitude having no such dependency upon any one, and consisting of so many families as every politic society in the world doth, impossible it is that any should have complete lawful power, but by consent of men, or immediate appointment of God; because not having the natural superiority of fathers, their power must needs be either usurped, and then unlawful; or, if lawful, then either granted or consented unto by them over whom they exercise the same, or else given extraordinarily from God, unto whom all the world is subject.

Richard Hooker

Second Amendment Vindicatus – Boom

“The Supreme Court struck down New York’s century-old law restricting the carrying of concealed firearms Thursday, its first major Second Amendment decision in more than a decade and a ruling that could lead to more weapons on the streets, as well as subways, churches, bars, airports and just about anywhere people gather.

​The New York state law, on the books since 1913, requires that a person who wants a license to carry a handgun in public show “proper cause” that the weapon is ​specifically needed for self-defense rather than a desire to protect themselves or their property.”

This is huge.  The blue states will fight this tooth and claw.  They’ll keep writing laws that openly disregard this ruling and the Supreme Court will have to keep knocking them down.  This in not close to over but it’s an amazing declaration of war.

“Writing for a 6-3 court, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote that “when the Second Amendment’s plain text covers an individual’s conduct, the Constitution presumptively protects that conduct.

To justify its regulation, the government may not simply posit that the regulation promotes an important interest,” Thomas added. “Rather, the government must demonstrate that the regulation is consistent with this Nation’s historical tradition of firearm regulation.

The ruling could also affect similar “may issue” laws in New Jersey, California, Maryland, Hawaii and Massachusetts.​​”

Bring it on, bring it on, bring it on.