For the first time in US history the Supreme Court has taken away, not expanded, a constitutionally protected individual right. By striking down Roe v Wade religious- extremist ideology has taken control of the highest court in the land. Ironically, Trump, possibly the most unreligious, immoral person in America, has put extremist Christian beliefs in control of lawmaking. The privacy rights of women to control their reproductive decisions are being violated in this Court decision. The justices call themselves protectors of a constitution that they interpret from an 18t century lens while defying amendments and subsequent laws that have been passed by other Supreme Courts. Are they bigoted, fanatically religious, or immoral by making laws that threaten the lives of Americans who don’t share their radical views?
How would they rule on laws blocking a man’s right to seek a vasectomy or use viagra? ,
Donald Trump desperately went from one scam to another in his attempt to steal the election he decidedly lost to Joe Biden. His desperation to not face being the loser led him to the Department of Justice to pressure acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, Deputy Acting Attorney General Richard Donoghue, and assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel Steven Engle to publicly declare the election was fraudulent. Trump then told them, ” leave the rest to me” and his congressional allies. The three Republicans, all who voted for Trump, refused to do so and threatened to quit if he installed Jeffrey Clark as Attorney General. The threat by these officials to create a massive exodus by the DOJ leadership stopped Trump from giving Clark the job. Rosen, Engel, and Donoghue knew Trump picked the unqualified Clark for AG for the sole purpose of declaring the 2020 presidential election results illegitimate. Despite their past support of Trump, they refused to violate the Constitution because he asked them to do it. They, like the many Republicans testifying under oath at the hearings, stopped short of breaking the law.
President Biden inherited an America that had been financially and morally trashed and demoralized by the worst person ever to be a US president. Despite his inherited obstacles, Biden has created more jobs in the first part of his term than any president in history, increased wages, strengthened unions, passed the American Rescue Plan, which gave families the resources to get through the Trump Covid debacle and passed a bipartisan infrastructure bill that Trump promised but never achieved. Additionally, this week a bipartisan gun control bill passed the Senate, the first new gun legislation in 30 years. He is also fighting for 1) women’s rights, 2) equal access to voting, 3) racial justice and 4) combatting climate change. None of the “successes” that supporters of Trump applaud addressed the problems facing minorities, the poor, the disabled, children, or women. The Trump family, Trump himself, the wealthy 1%, and white-bigoted Christians profited by his presidency. The support he garnered from the lower-middle class was based on the false narrative of him being a man of deep faith and the messiah for the forgotten. That is what cult leaders are good at duping their followers for power and personal gain.
PRESIDENT BIDEN HAS TO GO BIG AND BOLD. HE SHOULD EXPAND THE NUMBER OF SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, PRESSURE THE DOJ TO PROSECUTE EVERY PERSON INVOLVED IN TRYING TO OVERTURN THE RESULTS OF THE 2020 ELECTION, ANNOUNCE THAT INDICTING TRUMP MUST HAPPEN TO PROTECT THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENCY AND DEMOCRACY, AND SUPPORT THE ECONOMIC RETALIATION THAT CORPORATIONS AND THE SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRIES ASSERT AGAINST STATES THAT MAKE ABORTIONS ILLEGAL.