26 June 22
“What is right is often forgotten by what is convenient.”
Our Constitution’s interpretation:
In January of 1973, the US Supreme Court, under then Chief Justice Warren Burger (Richard Nixon was President), ruled that a woman’s supposed “right to an abortion” was in some curious/invisible manner, implicit in the 14th Amendment.
The 14th Amendment, passed in 1868 in the wake of the Civil War, is called the “Equal Protection Amendment.” The term “abortion” (nor any other medical procedure for that matter) is found nowhere in the 14th Amendment, nor anywhere else in our Constitution!
Our Constitution does not identify, even vaguely, “the right to an abortion,” any more than it addressees “the right to a tonsillectomie!”
Under what is called “judicial activism,” the Burger Court whimsically manufactured a “right” they apparently thought was appropriate, and of course popular with the mob at the time.
The Burger Court in its ruling apologetically noted that this newly-minted right was not absolute, and while apparently in an inventive mood anyway, manufactured a “trimester system” to determine what regulations states could impose.
A subsequent Supreme Court decision (1992), threw-out the trimester framework.
In his dissent, Justice Byron White identified this dubious judicial flight of fancy for what it was:
“I find nothing in the language, nor history, of the Constitution to support the Court’s judgment.
This Court simply fashions and announces a new ‘Constitutional Right’ for pregnant women and, with scarcely any reason nor authority for its action, invests that right with sufficient substance to override most existing state abortion statutes.
Its judgment is an improvident and extravagant exercise of the power of judicial review.”
Justice William Rehnquist added:
“To reach its result, the Court necessarily has had to find within the scope of the Fourteenth Amendment a ‘right’ that was apparently completely unknown to the drafters of the Amendment.”
The foregoing is an excellent description of “judicial activism!”
On 24 June 22, when Roe v Wade was overturned, Justice Samuel Alieto says essentially the same thing:
“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled.
The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such ‘right’ is implicitly protected by any Constitutional provision, including the one on which defenders of Roe and Casey now chiefly rely- the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.”
Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak…
It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”
It strikes me that these Justices really had no choice! Their job is to honestly and correctly interpret our Constitution, not cave-in to every popular whim that rears its head!
Political motivation of Democrats who are upset with last Friday’s Supreme Court ruling is obvious:
Babies don’t vote.
It’s just that cynical!
And, as Democrats always do when they don’t get their way, they’re currently throwing a violent temper-tantrum, like the spoiled brats they all are!
Since, at least among Democrats, vandalism and personal violence are always appropriate (and encouraged) when visited upon political opponents, innocent people (including Supreme Court Justices themselves) are currently being harmed by leftist rioters, a fact that is apparently of no concern to our current Attorney General, nor to our current President!
Political violence (and conventional violence for that matter) will continue to escalate between now and this fall’s mid-term elections.
After that, it will probably wax even worse, as it is likely Democrats won’t get their way, once again!
Those of us down here at the peon-level, no matter our opinion, need to stay alert, stay aware, and stay out of Democrat-run metro areas.
Political violence is becoming commonplace. Never think you’re too insignificant to become a target!
We are all witnessing some exciting world history, right now!