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Friday, June 2, 2023
June 2, 2023

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Letter: Supreme Court integrity damaged


Just because abortion is legal does not make it mandatory. If you don’t want an abortion, don’t get one; but making it illegal condemns all women to the same no-choice game. One could apply the same reasoning to the act of voting. Just because voting is legal (well, mostly, so far), does not obligate anyone to vote. If you don’t wish to vote, it’s perfectly legal to stay home and watch reruns of “Duck Dynasty.” Both abortion access and voting reside in the realm of what political philosophers refer to as “negative liberty,” i.e., if you wish to act you may, and if not, no harm, no foul.

It is now clear that the fascist majority on the Supreme Court is not interested in what words mean. There is language (words), in the Fourth, Ninth and Fourteenth amendments that clearly provide for the privacy of citizens to manage their own lives, but the memo clearly shows that this majority is only interested in their own moral and political views. When those political views collide with the meaning of words, they simply ignore the words. It is this fact that has completely destroyed the integrity and legitimacy of the Supreme Court, and there’s not a damn thing we can do about it.

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