|Barack's autobiography |
written by Bill Ayers
JFK's Profiles In Courage was not his work, but primarily that of his speechwriter, Ted Sorensen. Bill Ayers, Weather Underground terrorist turned professor, wrote Obama's autobiography, Dreams of My Father. (It gives new meaning to the term "auto-biography.") Joe Biden has a long record of plagiarizing including a paper with five pages stolen from a law review article when he attended Syracuse University Law School. He flunked a first year course for doing it, but that obviously didn't cure him of the practice. Has the man ever had an original thought?
So I'm not surprised that most of the liberals commenting on the Alito draft appear not to have read the decision and probably would prefer not to. After all, reporting what the decision really says doesn't fit their hysterical denunciations, for example the foaming at the mouth fulminations coming from the likes of Michelle Obama. Michelle wrote in an instagram post that "State lawmakers will have the power to strip womxn of the right to make decisions about their bodies and their healthcare." Really, Michelle? Womxn (How do you pronounce that anyway?) can do what they want with their bodies, just not the babies' bodies. But the Alito draft doesn't say one word about what women can do with their healthcare or whether or not they can have abortions for that matter! It simply puts the abortion decision back in the hands of the state legislatures which answer to the people of the states! Read the decision, Michelle, if you can.
The problem for many liberals is that reading a Supreme Court decision is more complicated than reading a cereal box. And it appears that's about all some on THE LEFT are capable of doing. I think particularly of the new Biden Press Secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, who is about as articulate as my chickens. The first time I watched her perform, she never answered a question with a straight answer and couldn't even measure up to Jen Psaki's pathetic level.
It's time to dispel all the liberal twaddle about the Alito draft decision and read what the draft actually says. It points out the faulty bases on which Roe was decided. The fact is that Roe created rights out of thin air in which SEVEN justices overruled every state in the nation and legislated from the bench. At the time, life was winning at the state level. Even New York was fed up with the blood-letting! The legislature in Albany voted to reject its position as the U.S abortion capitol and return to protecting the unborn, but Nelson Rockefeller vetoed the bill to keep the killing legal. Dr. Richard Selzer wrote an essay about New Yorkers coming out one morning and finding the bodies of aborted babies scattered in the street after a garbage truck accidentally dumped them. People who saw the babies woke up to the gruesome reality of child murder by abortion. They aren't garbage; they're babies!
But a politicized court gave the pro-aborts what they couldn't get at the ballot box -- abortion on demand for all nine months: in the first and second trimester for no reason and in the last trimester for any reason. And remember, that both Roe v. Wade and its companion decision, Doe v. Bolton, were based on lies and neither of the women involved, Jane Roe and Mary Doe, had an abortion. Both were manipulated by pro-abortion attorneys who groomed them, exploited them, and lied to the courts.
Another atrocity of Roe? Catholic William Brennan was the voice behind Blackmun's majority opinion and was largely responsible for the diabolical decision! He never publicly repented and went to his grave a prideful man who wanted to be buried from D.C.'s St. Matthew's Cathedral instead of his Arlington, Virginia parish, Our Lady of Lourdes (not prestigious enough I guess.). I attended Brennan's funeral and was appalled when my own former associate pastor, then the pastor at Lourdes, eulogized the man responsible for millions of child killings. He expressed how wonderful it was to hold Brennan's first great grandchild at the man's wake. What an irony! I asked him outside the church if he thought of all the murdered babies when he held Brennan's great grandchild.
The correction to the Roe debacle, the Alito draft, is a masterpiece of jurisprudence that rights an incredibly evil wrong. It certainly won't solve the problem of recognizing the humanity of the babies; only a personhood amendment can do that, but it will save many lives and create many "safe zone" states where babies are protected. Here are a few highlights from the decision:
- It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people's elected representatives. “The permissibility of abortion, and the limitations, upon it, are to be resolved like most important questions in our democracy: by citizens trying to persuade one another and then voting.” Casey, 505 U.S. at 979 (Sealia, J, concurring in the judgment in part and dissenting in part). That is what tho Constitution and the rule of law demand.
- ‘We begin by considering the critical question whether the Constitution, properly understood, confers a right to obtain an abortion....and we address that question in three steps. First, we explain the standard that our cases have used in determining whether the FourteenthAmendment's reference to “liberty” protects a particular right. Second, we examine whether the right at issue in this case is rooted in our Nation's history and tradition and whether it is an essential component of what we have described as “ordered liberty.” Finally, we consider whether a right to obtain an abortion is supported by other precedents.
- ...remarkably loose in its treatment of the constitutional text. It held that the abortion right, which is not mentioned in the Constitution, is part of a right to privacy, which is also not mentioned....but it's messaged seemed to be that the abortion right could be found somewhere in the Constitution and that specifying its exact location was not of paramount importance.
- Supporters of Roe and Casey must show that this Court has the authority to weigh those arguments and decide how abortion may be regulated in the States. They have failed to make that showing, and we thus return the power to weigh those arguments to the people and their elected representatives.
Ultimately, this is all that the Alito draft did. It returned the matter to the people. But Democrats have devolved into a narcissistic mob demanding whatever they happen to want at the moment, which, if you wait for five minutes, is likely to change. The party that used to care for the welfare of the poor, now cares only for personal wealth of their elite and for power. And so they happily allow an invasion by drug and sex traffickers at our border and abandon the homeless in their Democrat-run cities to live in squalor and filth. Did you watch the video on Susan's post on Monday? The streets of Philadelphia are the mirror image of San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., etc.
But Democrats and their mobs aren't interested in the homeless. Their sacrament is abortion, and so, instead of demanding a solution to homelessness which means addressing mental health issues and family breakdown, they gather the mobs to attack the Supreme Court justices. The same party that says pro-lifers don't care about the already born, give drug pipes to junkies and arm the drug cartels with guns. They surround themselves with fences and armed guards while they gut the second amendment that allows citizens to protect themselves.
There's a lot more in the decision worth analyzing and discussing. Alito addresses Casey's emphasis on stare decisis, the importance of precedence and the claim that overturning past decisions jeopardizes confidence in the court -- that sometimes it's better to allow a wrong to continue than to correct it. The Alito draft disagrees and emphasizes the many times the court has overturned and corrected bad decisions. Discussion of the reasoning could easily make another blog post. Imagine if Dred Scott hadn't been overturned by the 14th Amendment or if we still had laws calling for "separate but equal" facilities for blacks and whites. (Ironically, many brainwashed blacks are now demanding separate dorms, graduations, "safe spaces," etc.) It's in this portion of the draft that Alito writes:
- Roe was also egregiously wrong and deeply damaging. For reasons already explained, Roe's constitutional analysis was far outside the bounds of any reasonable interpretation of the various constitutional provisions to which it vaguely pointed. Roe was on a collision course with the Constitution from the day it was decided, and Casey perpetuated its errors, and the errors do not concern some arcane corner of the law of little importance to the American people. Rather, wielding nothing but “raw judicial power,” Roe, 410 U. S., at 222 (White, J., dissenting), the Court usurped the power to address a question of profound moral and social importance that the Constitution unequivocally leaves for the people.
The Founding Fathers never meant for the justices on the Supreme Court to be an oligarchy making laws and forcing their views on the country. They created a three-pronged stool to keep the country in balance with powers strictly enumerated between the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. Unfortunately, both the executive and judicial branches have usurped the powers of the law-making judicial branch and the weak-kneed, venal members of Congress have allowed and even enabled it. Right now we see the executive branch deciding to declare war without any consideration to the fact that the Congress is responsible for that serious decision! We've had no vote, no discussion, no input from the people on whether we engage in a war against a nuclear power over a country whose interests are not ours. There are many groups providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine. The U.S. has no business there in an unauthorized war against Russia!
If you haven't read the Alito draft, I recommend it. The document is a brilliant legal analysis. It won't resolve the abortion issue, but corrects the court's unconstitutional usurpation of the powers that belong to the state under the tenth amendment. After you read the draft, why not reread the constitution. It's not a perfect document, but it gave us a workable government. As we sink into mob rule, that government is coming unglued.
Read the decision and then read the Constitution. Our country isn't perfect by any means. But most of the men who formed our government cared for the common good and were ethical. George Washington refused the attempt to make him king choosing to return to his farm at Mount Vernon. Most of the signers of the Declaration of Independence suffered financial ruin, but had pledged "our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor" for the principles of independence and self-government regardless of the consequences. Had we lost the war, many would have been hanged. Some were, like patriot Nathan Hale. How many of our political leaders would do the same today? Nancy Pelosi? Joe Biden? Chuck Schumer? Maxine Waters? AOC? The Clintons? The Obamas?
Fat chance! They've made fortunes off their government positions and they have little, if any, honor. They hate democracy and have contempt for anyone who disagrees with their evil platform and policies. We are not only "deplorables" as Hillary Clinton described us, we are domestic terrorists, insurrectionists, and traitors. They would like to imitate the Chinese tyrants and subject us to re-education camps and gulags.
Pray for them and for our poor country, but especially for the Supreme Court. And if you want to send a personal letter to some of the justices join the Supreme Court national write-in campaign. I'm starting today with the aim to write to every judge on the court starting with Samuel Alito and the four judges joining the draft decision. I'm sending Mass cards with my letters.
Pray for our poor country and seek the intercession of the Blessed Mother who has saved many a country from war, famine, and natural disasters.
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, patroness of the United States, pray for us.
Our Lady of America, pray for us.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.