While We Concentrate on Biden-Trump, the States Are Eating Our Lunch
New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie has a most excellent column in a recent issue on what he calls “sharp new limits on the rights and privileges of Americans.” And he’s not talking about what’s going on in a disfunctional Congress or Supreme Court, but quite accurately names that the actual threat to American freedom as coming from the states.
“It is states that have stripped tens of millions of American women of their right to bodily autonomy, with disastrous consequences for their lives and health. It is states that have limited the right to travel freely if it means trying to obtain an abortion. It is states that have begun a crusade against the right to express one’s gender and sexuality, under the pretext of “protecting children.” It is states that are threatening to seize the children of parents who believe their kids need gender-affirming care. And it is states that have begun to renege on the promise of free and fair elections.”
That’s no great surprise to me, although I adm…