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THE CONSTITUTION IS REDEEMED IN THE LEAKED COURT DRAFT OPINION ON ROE V. WADE?

There is little doubt in my mind that the deliberate leak of a draft copy of a possible Supreme Court decision could only have been done by partisan operatives to fuel the debate in time for the upcoming 2022 election cycle, which will see all House Members and one-third of the Senate Members standing for reelection.

In reality, I can think of nothing other than Macbeth’s quote, "It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

Before you get excited, let us consider a few facts…

(1)  Nothing in the U.S. Constitution provides authority for the Supreme Court to set a national abortion policy. Under the Constitution’s Tenth Amendment, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” The decision relating to abortion either belongs to the individual states or to “We the People.”

(2)  Roe v. Wade was a flawed ruling, technically unconstitutional, and made up of whole cloth, as cited in Justice Harry Blackmun’s majority opinion that claimed that the “liberty” protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment includes a "right of privacy” that is “broad enough to encompass” a right to abortion.

(3)  Roe v. Wade was replaced by Planned Parenthood v. Casey, another Supreme Court decision that found the right to abortion was based on an undue burden theory that states a legislature cannot make a particular law that is too burdensome or restrictive of one's fundamental rights – which assumes that the right to abortion is a fundamental right.

(4)  If anything, the actual issue is one of competing interests and timing, which demands that two essential questions be answered: one, when does the fetus become a constitutionally-protected being; and, two, how do you judge or apportion the competing interests of the two parties, essentially the right to life versus the health and welfare of the pregnant woman? Inherent in the answer are the competing and compelling interests of biological science, religion, and free will, a person's capacity to choose between different possible courses of action unimpeded by any particular influence.

(5)  Overturning the Roe v. Wade decision as unconstitutional is meaningless except as a political rallying point for partisan fundraising and voter appeals. Some are already saying that the leak was the left's attempt to intimidate the justices into changing a ruling that was widely anticipated.

The leaked 1st draft decision…

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We do not pretend to know how our political system or society will respond to today's decision overruling Roe and Casey. And even if we could foresee what will happen, we would have no authority to let that knowledge influence our decision. We can only do our job, which is to interpret the law, apply longstanding principles of stare decisis, and decide this case accordingly.

We therefore hold that the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion. Roe and Casey must be overruled, and the authority to regulate abortion must be returned to the people and their elected representatives.

We must now decide what standard will govern if state abortion regulations undergo constitutional challenge and whether the law before us satisfies the appropriate standard.

Under our precedents, rational-basis review is the appropriate standard for such challenges. As we have explained, procuring an abortion is not a fundamental constitutional right because such a right has no basis in the Constitution's text or in our Nation's history.

It follows that the States may regulate abortion for legitimate reasons, and when such regulations are challenged under the Constitution, courts cannot "substitute their social and economic beliefs for the judgment of legislative bodies."

We end this opinion where we began. Abortion presents a profound moral question. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives. The judgment of the Fifth Circuit is reversed, and the case is remanded for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.

Bottom line…

Regardless of your position on abortion, the U.S. Constitution has been redeemed, the correct standards applied, and the courage of the Justices that might vote to affirm the final decision noted.

Today is a glorious day for the Constitution and the United States of America.

We are a little less screwed today.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



MANY A TRUTH IS SPOKEN IN JEST: BIDEN LAUGHS AT INFLATION

The annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner was a grotesque, cringeworthy affair that highlighted the sycophancy and bias of the nation's journalists who cover White House and government affairs. 

That the gag writers thought it was funny to joke about the surrender of Afghanistan and the precipitous withdrawal that saw Americans killed and injured, and thousands of Americans and allies left behind enemy lines to be hunted, captured, killed, raped, and tortured, is unacceptable. Yet, there was comic Trevor Noah joking,

"Please be careful leaving tonight. We all know this administration doesn't handle evacuations well."

One "comedy" bit I thought was tasteless and unnecessary...

“The media is in a tough position. Informing the public is harder than ever before. You’re battling conspiracy theories: that the election was stolen by George Soros, that JFK Jr. is still alive, that everyone in this room is a secret pedophile. And that’s just what Clarence Thomas’ wife believes.”

Other than JFK being alive, we are finding out through sworn testimony and documentary evidence that many news stories touted by the media as conspiracy theories are true, in fact, much worse than we originally thought. The fact that billionaires like George Soros and Mark Zuckerberg funded election shenanigans is beyond question, and I would dare say that there are more sexual perverts in the crowd than can be found in the general population. A clear demonstration of progressive disparate impact.

However, there was an attempt to be serious and it was all a lie...

“Now as we sit in this room, people, I hope you all remember what the real purpose of this evening is,” he said. “Yes, it’s fun. Yes, we dress nice. Yes, the people eat, we drink, we have fun. But the reason we’re here is to honor and celebrate the fourth estate, and what you stand for. What you stand for: an additional check and balance that holds power to account and gives voice to those who otherwise wouldn’t have one.

This is part of the duality of comedy and tragedy. The American news media has been infiltrated, compromised, and corporatized by the progressive communist democrats. They no longer speak truth to power and rarely publish anything that conflicts with the regime's narrative. Often acting as the regime's gatekeeper and censor -- willing to cancel dissident voices on their various platforms. One need only look at the former President and CEO of NBC Universal, Jeff Zucker. to see what he wrought at a major news network, especialy the sex, lies, and the creation of demonstrable fake news.

Biden laughs at Americans' discomfort...

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You will notice that the "gag writers" purposely left out any mention of rising crime and illegal immigration. 

Truth be told, inflation, especially in gas prices, is one of the critical objectives of the progressive communist democrats as they “nudge” American citizens to curtail their freedom and mobility using the disincentive of higher gas prices. Not to mention pushing the sales of expensive government-subsidized electric vehicles with a leash of 300 miles, poorer battery performance in hot and cold temperatures, and the necessity to waste an extra day or two during your vacation waiting for a full charge.

This is the same “de-fund the police” crowd that supports criminals over victims, wants to deny law-abiding citizens the means for self-protection, and gives criminals a pass for looting and burning down public and private property while jailing people who merely walked through the Capitol Complex on January 6th.

The more chaos, the more the sheeple demand that the government “do something,” even while ignoring laws on the books and inviting hordes of illegal aliens into our country – complete with monetary and non-cash benefits -- and free trips to the nation’s heartland.

Pair arrested for Chicago carjacking while on probation

To Chicago politicians like Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, the city’s current crime wave can only be addressed by putting more gun control laws on the books. There are several problems with that “solution,” starting with the fact that making it harder for law-abiding citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights won’t bother criminals one bit. But there’s also the fact that there are plenty of laws already on the books in Chicago, and the criminal justice system is failing to actually deliver justice to those responsible for the violence.

Take the recent arrests in a carjacking in the city. As the website CWB Chicago reported, both men taken into custody are already known to authorities.

suspectsTwo men, both on probation for felony gun violations, used a rifle and a handgun to carjack a couple in West Town on Monday, prosecutors said. Judge Barbara Dawkins ordered Allen Clay, 20, and Naronn Cain, 25, held without bail.

Just before 2 a.m., Cain and Clay allegedly approached a couple who were sitting inside a 2011 Kia Optima on the 2600 block of West Division. Prosecutors said Cain pointed a rifle at the 27-year-old driver while Clay pointed a handgun at a 23-year-old woman in the passenger seat. Both carjackers were allegedly wearing black masks.

Illinois State Police intercepted the hijacked vehicle and a tail car on the Dan Ryan, according to a CPD report, but the two vehicles split up as troopers pursued them.

Police arrested Cain and Clay after the hijacked car crashed at 87th and State streets. ISP found a rifle, a handgun, and a balaclava-style facemask inside the vehicle, according to CPD records.

Prosecutors charged both men with two counts of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm.

According to CWB Chicago, the 25-year old Cain is also currently on probation for his second gun conviction. In 2016 Clay was given conditional discharge for misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon, and in 2020 he was pleaded guilty to felony unlawful use of a weapon; receiving an 18-month probationary sentence.

His alleged accomplice, meanwhile, is also on probation for unlawful use of a weapon. The 20-year old took a plea deal last November and was given a sentence of 24-months on probation. <Source>

It appears that Chicago cares nothing about its residents, especially those in the inner cities, and failed to protect law-abiding innocents from vicious criminals who escaped prosecution with the "get out of jail" version of the race card. 

What makes President Biden's performance incredible...

No, I am not speaking of the drug cocktail that was allegedly given to President Biden to keep him awake and semi-focused. Or what his Obamacon handlers may have promised to keep him from going off-script -- an ice cream cone and an extra episode of Matlock comes to mind. 

What I find incredible is that this abomination was applauded by our nation's allegedly premier journalists and media executives while so many Americans are suffering. 

You want funny, consider the government's "updated" advice in case of a nuclear explosion...

From www.ready.gov's advice page on Nuclear Explosions...

FEMA wants to remind you to maintain social distancing and mask protocols when sheltering.

Go to the basement or middle of the building. Stay away from the outer walls and roof. Try to maintain a distance of at least six feet between yourself and people who are not part of your household. If possible, wear a mask if you’re sheltering with people who are not a part of your household. Children under two years old, people who have trouble breathing, and those who are unable to remove masks on their own should not wear them.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 and let the operator know if you have, or think you might have, COVID-19. If you can, put on a mask before help arrives.

Engage virtually with your community through video and phone calls. Know that it’s normal to feel anxious or stressed. Take care of your body and talk to someone if you are feeling upset. Many people may already feel fear and anxiety about the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). The threat of a nuclear explosion can add additional stress.

I do not see any mainstream media stories pointing out the simple fact: you are on your own and survival is sketchy -- even for preppers. Or the fact that masks are marginally effective only if you are the one sick and coughing. Or that cheap, easy-to-obtain therapeutics might be a lifesaver in the absence of medical professionals like Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Emergency assistance in the immediate aftermath of a nuclear explosion is either gone (as in destroyed) or concentrating on restoring their operations rather than assisting injured individuals. 9-1-1 will be unavailable. As we saw in New Orleans, many workers will abandon their posts to be with their families. If we ever, God Forbid, experience a nuclear explosion, it is likely to be an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) weapon that will fry all electronics and destroy civil order as we know it. With people killing each other in a rush to escape the affected area. 

This is the reason a weak President and Commander-in-Chief is a national security liability. As is an incompetent, corrupt, and incompetent regime. Or, just as damaging, a mainstream media that doesn't call bullshit, tell you the truth and treat you like adults. 

This is about as funny as the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

Bottom line…

Inflation, the breakdown of law and order, and the massive flood of illegal aliens are not laughing matters. But then again, the self-congratulatory progressive communist democrats have no honor, no shame, and indeed, no patriotism toward a nation that has given them so much.

I want to acknowledge President Biden,  First Lady, and ultimate educator, Dr. Jill Biden, people sitting on the dais, and the media executives and "journalists" who participated in the night's festivities -- fuck you all, you un-American asswipes!

We are so screwed.

-- steve 

 


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS