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.

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.

Supreme Court Rules Religious Schools Have the Same Right to State Money as Any Other Private School

The Supreme Court Rulings are starting to roll out now.  And this is a big one.  Maine has a law that allows for districts that do not provide a high school for their children to use state money to reimburse parents for sending their children to private schools.  But it excluded religious schools.  The Supreme Court found that rule unconstitutional.  This is a very big deal.  This will open the floodgates for any anti-religious school laws to be thrown out.  And this is the foot in the door to allow parents to get their kids out of the public schools.  This isn’t the end of the fight but it’s the first shot being fired.  Good.

 

 

 

Looks Like SCOTUS Needs Body Guards

So a madman called the police from nearby Justice Kavanaugh’s home and told them he was preparing to murder him.  Of course, he was from California.  And I assume he’ll be kept in a madhouse for a short time before being released.  Apparently this is deliberate judicial intimidation.  I wonder if the FBI will provide assistance to keep the justices safe.  Or are they in on the fun?

Will we get that same line from Dementia Joe’s new henchwoman that she hopes the protestors remain peaceful?

Kavanaugh must appear to be the weak link.  Fascinating to watch the gestapo tactics broken out by the Left.  What’s next, kidnappings?

Will the Supreme Court Restore the Constitution?

I read the Alito opinion.  I listened in the news to the fears of the Left about future decisions on other unconstitutional decisions.  And I think they may have a good reason to be afraid.  If this court was willing to overturn Roe v. Wade, then there isn’t any additional justification needed to overturn other unconstitutional laws.

The lack of constitutional grounds to declare gay marriage a national right is exactly the same as the problem with making abortion a right.  And some things are even easier to attack.  Affirmative action is actually prohibited by a constitutional amendment.  It was even acknowledged to be unconstitutional the last time it was allowed to stand by the Supreme Court.  Each of these examples of judicial malpractice can be addressed in exactly the same way as Roe v. Wade.  The question is will these justices continue to display the courage they seem to have right now?

I think they will.  And I think we’ll have the answer to the question in July.  That’s when the decision on Roe v. Wade is supposed to be announced.  If the five justices manage to stand up to the barrage of intimidation and character assassination that they are currently receiving then I think they’ll be hardened enough to move forward to other areas of the law where equally unconstitutional decisions have been made before.

I find this possibility exhilarating.  For my whole adult life, I have watched the Supreme Court create unjust laws and then fail to reverse those decisions when the chance to do so arose.  Justices named by Reagan, George Bush Sr. and George Bush Jr. were touted as conservatives and almost invariably turned out to be liberals.  But now, so many years later it looks like we’re there.  And half the thanks have to go to Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump, two men who cannot stand each other.  I find that highly ironic.  But I won’t look this gift horse in the mouth.  It’s too valuable.

Now, I’m fully aware that more than half of you are rolling your eyes and thinking, “What a hopeless optimist!”  And I can’t blame you.  We’ve been down this road so many times before that it’s completely understandable that most folks don’t want to get fooled again.  It’s just like that cartoon of Lucy pulling the football away from Charlie Brown just as he’s ready to kick it.  And ends up flat on his back.  For the last year I’ve been very doubtful that the Supreme Court would go all the way and overturn Roe altogether.  I figured they’d approve the fifteen-week limit in Mississippi and leave it at that.  But apparently, they’ve gotten together the backbone to admit the truth of the situation and make an honest ruling.  And that’s amazing.

So, if in July they back down and issue a watered-down decision I’ll openly admit my foolishness.  I’ll admit that we can’t “vote our way out of this.”  But if I’m right then I’ll expect the same admission from the skeptics and dissidents that say there’s no hope of turning things around.  And you know who you are out there.

Roe v. Wade Reaction

I have friends who were terrified of this moment.  Ever since the Supreme Court agreed to take up the Mississippi case, they worried that with the Senate and House in Democrat hands that overturning Roe v. Wade would galvanize women to force through a national abortion law to replace it.

For this reason, these folks talk about finessing the Mississippi case.  “They should leave Roe v. Wade in place but allow most of the state law’s substance to remain.”  I guess the strategy they are waiting for is a time when the Presidency, Senate, House and Supreme Court are all reliably conservative to finally overturn Roe v. Wade.  Well, I guess that’s a plan of sorts.  But to me it sounds more like never.

We have been living with unconstitutional, court mandated policies like abortion, affirmative action and gay marriage for, in some cases, half a century.  At some point you either assert the right to strike down unconstitutional laws or you give up on the Constitution all together.  The Supreme Court is admitting that Roe v. Wade is unconstitutional.  Overturning it is the right thing to do.  Waiting is simply weak.  It needs to be done now.

I recognize the risk involved in allowing the Democrats to use abortion as a rallying flag.  There is an enormous base on the Left that will crank up the propaganda effort to try to frighten and anger women into going ballistic over the SCOTUS decision.  There will be marches, sit-ins, probably a few shootings and who knows, a self-immolation or two.

All of this may have the desired effect.  Senators will be swayed.  Collins and Romney are the best examples.  The Democrats may get the law they want.  A national abortion mandate written and approved by the Congress and signed into law by Joe Biden.  But the thing is, what one Congress and President can sign another one can overturn.  You don’t need the stars to align over a fifty-year period like it took to get the Supreme Court majority needed to overturn abortion.  And the way things are going the Congress component of this requirement is about to happen this year.  And the President component is looking like it will happen in 2024.  And at that point abortion will be removed again.

But finessing these things doesn’t work.  Speaking openly and honestly about what we want and why is the only way to get normal people to rally to the cause.  Currently the Democrats are immensely unpopular because of all the terrible policies they’ve espoused over the last five years.  That’s not going to change because Roe v. Wade is overturned.

People will still see that gas is double in price and food is too expensive to buy.  The cities will still be full of murderous thugs assaulting the residents undeterred by police or prosecutors.  And the federal government will still be trying to propagandize children with anti-white hate and transgender madness that puts children at risk of permanent bodily harm.  None of those things will be going away.

So, if and when the Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. Wade take it as a win and move onto the next step.  A battle to protect the filibuster or prevent the Supreme Court from being packed can be looked at when they come up.  For now, relax and don’t panic.  Let the other side panic.

Drafts of SCOTUS Opinions Leaked to Press Indicate Roe v. Wade Will Be Overturned

Someone stole drafts of the opinions of the two sides of the SCOTUS decision on the abortion case and leaked it to Politico.  The text has Alito writing the majority opinion striking down Roe v. Wade.  If this report is true this will be a seminal moment in American Constitutional history.  This will be the first reversal of any of the non-constitutional civil rights activism from the 1960’s and 70’s.  There will surely be an initial uproar over the decision.  Then each of the states will need to craft its own solution to the question of the legality of terminating the lives of unborn human beings.

How soon we will have the answer as to whether this report is true is unknown.  It was not thought that the decision in this case was imminent.  Supreme Court rulings are very rarely leaked to the press.  How the Justices will handle this unusual situation is unknown.  Will this speed up the decision or not?

Breyer to Retire Before Republicans Can Stop His Replacement

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will retire after the current Supreme court session ends allowing Dementia Joe to replace him before the Senate flips to Republicans at the end of the year.  I’ve heard speculation that they’ll nominate Kamala Harris and she’ll get to approve her own nominations as the tie breaking vote in the Senate.  But I doubt even the Democrats want a moron like Harris on the Supreme Court.  Although she would save Sotomayor from being the stupidest SCOTUS justice of all time by a good margin.

But I’m sure a better choice is available.  I can think of a few; Fredo Cuomo, Don Lemon and most exciting Jussie Smollett.  All would add excitement and emotion to an otherwise boring Supreme Court.