Time for Another Half-Dozen Amendments to the Constitution
Sorry for being away from Wake-Up Call for a while, but Covid bit me in the ankle when I was looking the other way. Yes, I’ve had all three vaccinations and yes, the booster as well. It was horrible for two days, then easier, now gone. Weariness persists, but I’m old, so there’s that.
The Supreme Court went nuts while I was distracted
Which it’s done many times before in America’s history, but precedent used to mean something on the court and apparently no longer does.
In the blink of an eye, Barack Obama was denied a nominee because it was “too close to an election” and Donald Trump was given two nominations in the same circumstances. Go figure. When the smoke settled, Chief Justice John Roberts had lost control of his court, and here we are.
Just for starters, the Voting Rights section of the Civil Rights Act has been torn up, court oversight of derelict southern state voting irregularities lifted, nationwide access to guns encouraged and a half-century of abortion rights for women over…