Citizens Awaken! You Really Have Something To Lose This November: Your Democracy!

By Donald A. Collins | 10 May 2022
Church and State

Nearly 50 years after the U.S. Supreme Court established a constitutional right to abortion in Roe v. Wade, the current Supreme Court appears ready to overturn that right. (Credit: YouTube / screengrab)

Ever since Donald Trump began his relentless drive to destroy the principal institutions of our republic, he has been ably abetted by his party’s leaders, even as some of them admittedly hate him, like Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell who like a majority of the GOP, ceded Trump control of their party as the safest way to be re-elected.

Now, as Roe/Casey is likely to be killed, that paragon of deception, Mitch who sees his way back to being Senate Majority Leader this Fall has postulated that Americans will be more concerned about inflation and other problems than the honorable conduct of government and the preservation of their core freedoms. Mitch said in the May 10, 2022, Washington Post page one story, “I don’t think it’s (killing Roe) going to override inflation, crime, open borders, school frustrations and all the other things that seem to be driving the president’s numbers into the tank.”

Read the full article here.

Remember Mitch, as Senate Majority Leader at near the end of the Obama Administration, refused to allow Obama’s Merrill Garland nomination to proceed. This later allowed Trump to pack the Supreme Court, causing Roe’s present Supreme Court attack.

Read here of Mitch’s vicious behavior which the GOP allowed to happen. Turns out ironically Garland was a moderate who agreed with many of the views of Chief Justice Roberts.

Mitch did what he did he said as a matter of “principle”. His principal concern is the wellbeing of his power and reelection. And his GOP majority went along.

Read here.

Where there’s a will is there a way to restore the rule of law and reasonable relationships between people of diverse ethnicity and political opinions?

I don’t know. But if voting is restricted, immigration isn’t made legislatively regulated, something long ignored by both parties, and women’s reach for true equity is blocked by anti-reproductive rights religionists, that will not be a road to a democratic future.

For example, if people like Florida Governor DeSantis can restrict education about our racial history, claiming that he is protecting our children. Obviously, DeSantis, a leading Presidential candidate, is happy to deluder youngsters that racism never happened. Next will DeSantis want to bring back those statues of Confederate generals? Certainly, there are likely other Governors of similar ilk who would if they could.

In short, his law (read here) would prohibit teaching about our racism history (critical race theory), presuming it would protect our children from learning the truth!!

Earlier in March, DeSantis signed into law a ‘Parental Rights In Education’ bill which bans classroom instruction on ‘sexual orientation or gender identity’ in kindergarten through third grade!

These significant abrogations of free speech will surely be legally challenged. Or will they? Again, there is huge danger in ignoring the symbolic and very real implications of killing Roe by failing vote to keep Congress for Democrats.

So, awaken all voters as the road to serfdom gets closer with the GOP’s good old (he’s 80) Mitch, ready always to screw bipartisanship and block any constructive legislation, ably abetted by Senator Manchin, President Biden has continually tried to enact ever since he took office.

Want more of the same? Then vote GOP this Fall.

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?”, “What Can Be Done Now to Save Habitable Life on Planet Earth?: Leaders Commit to Reduce Human Population” and “Vote”.

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