Is the Majority Of Our Supreme Court Justices Egotistical Ideologues? Does The Fixed Five Care About Our National Security And Our Continued Democracy?

By Donald A. Collins | 31 January 2022
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As our divided nation seeks to maintain and stabilize our fragile democracy amidst a maelstrom of adverse internal and external emergencies, President Biden is attempting to resolve the most pressing ones while the GOP’s non-governing leadership tries in every way to thwart his initiatives.

Just to list some of the most urgent issues:

1. The COVID non-inoculated in US
2. Inflation
3. Voting reform and BBB bills
4. Activating infrastructure
5. Uniting NATO Allies
6. Preparing for Putin’s war
7. Replacing Breyer on the Supreme Court

While not on the above list, the pending Supreme Court case that could overturn Roe/Casey could represent, as I just wrote, a decision equivalent to the 1857 Dred Scott case which helped focus on the slavery issue that led to the start of the Civil War. Read again about the Roger Taney opinion on the Dred Scott case here.

That the repressive GOP seeks to inflict dangerous health and safety restrictions on women by rushing to pass anti-abortion laws in 29 states where it controls legislatures you can read about here.

More Trump engendered authoritarianism type legislating can be assured if the GOP gains House and Senate majorities in the midterms. Is this nascent fascism?

Many more Americans are more aware of the pent-up and recognized US racism now since the George Floyd and other more recently racially rooted murders.

Now this rapidly expanding liberal group should want no doubt to help try to ameliorate as peacefully as possible this longstanding blot on our history, especially now hundreds of years too late. This racial underpinning is of course the motivation for many of the Trump core of supporters. This sophisticated NY Times article brilliantly explains this phenomenon which you can read here.

So now on a particularly untimely and unnecessary basis, the Trump packed Supreme Court with its ego-centered ideologues considers Roe with such limited POVs which apparently allow no broader vision on abortion choices than their own.

Probably none of them have ever watched a powerful film entitled “Whose Choice?” hosted by Sarah Weddington, who at 26 argued for the Roe decision before its approval in 1973. In this film, with its powerful introduction from the President of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Reverend Carlton W. Veasey, standing in front of the US Supreme Court allows a number of other prochoice religious views favoring choice including one by a Roman Catholic priest, discussed about the right of women to a safe abortion.

I would of course hope, but don’t expect these Fixed Five Justices to do so right here.

And the irony of the false righteous view of abortion is to me insurmountable how a religion that dealt with an immoral choice like priestly pedophilia. You can read about one report of many credible reports on this explosive subject here.

These same justices and anyone with any religious opinion might also check out the famous George Carlin routine on religion here.

Another part of the religious right’s positions on abortion includes the Christian myth of fetal personhood which can be learned about here.

In short, overturning Roe is exactly akin to the unnecessary fixing by the Republican controlled legislatures of laws to uphold Trump’s false claims of fixing voting fraud, when no problems exists.

After nearly half a century (since 1973) the doctrine of Stare decisis–THE IMPORTANCE OF PRESIDENCE IN THE LAW–was never more applicable than in the case of Roe/Casey. Especially now as early safe abortions now constitute most of these women’s personal choices.

While access to choice, as with any complex and controversial issue in the real world, is not perfectly working even now after 48 years. Abortion services can still be too hard to obtain, but working well enough under our present secular laws which should always govern our country.

Under any of these proposed aberrant abortion laws which would obliterate Roe, cases of rape, fetal abnormalities, mothers’ health and just plain personal choice get thrown into hands of officials who should have no say.

In Roe’s stead these self-righteous Justices would happily add substantially to the anguish of this particularly dangerous and troubled time of transition in America, apparently caring more for their personal ideological bias than the democracy that succored and gave them the chance to keep the honor and reputation of one of the 3 pillars of democracy from the “stench” of a Dred Scott like decision.

To me these Fixed Five are behaving like some little spoiled and pampered child who didn’t get some wanted birthday present. These five Justices could reign down injustice on millions of women and their families by killing Roe and undoubtedly lock Americans into another unnecessary political turmoil at a pivot time of American civil crisis.

Former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, Donald A. Collins, a free lance writer living in Washington, DC, has spent over 50 years working for women’s reproductive health as a board member and/or officer of numerous family planning organizations including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Family Health International and Ipas. Yale under graduate, NYU MBA. He is the author of “From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013”, “Trump Becoming Macbeth: Will our democracy survive?”, “We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?” and “What Can Be Done Now to Save Habitable Life on Planet Earth?: Leaders Commit to Reduce Human Population”.

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