Republicans Have Plan to Get Hillary Elected
Perhaps Gov. Mike Rounds (R) will ruin his career but save his party’s chances to win the 2008 Presidential election by vetoing the SD state legislature’s bill. That’s not likely though.
The next step will be a court challenge. It will not take long to make its way to the US Supreme Court and they won’t be able to skirt it. It’s no mystery that the current Court will not uphold Roe. This Court has been practicing a more faithful interpretation of the Constitution than any group has perhaps since the Founding Fathers wrote it. The majority seem to have little respect for previous Courts' legislating from the bench using twisted legal logic wrapped in arguments that loop back on themselves. (Even still, don't expect them to do much about VAWA III on Constitutional grounds, since chivalry still trumps the Constitution).
Hillary Rodham must be licking her chops. A majority of Americans would prefer that Roe stand. So Hillary Rodham will not only have that working in her favor, but also the ire of moderate female voters who will not be happy with the idea of fat white bastards telling them what they can and cannot do regarding pregnancy and abortion. She is an expert at playing the gender feminist victim angle. We can also expect Republicans to loose their majority in the Senate and perhaps even the House.
The fall-out of Roe being overturned will be sad for the country for several reasons:
First, the current gender feminist waged war on men, boys, and fathers will pick up steam like never before. If you think the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is bad, wait ‘till you see what Hillary Rodham has in store for us.
Over time, the country will become more geographically polarized. Abortion is a “litmus test” issue. Since the overthrow of Roe will put it back to the states to determine their own abortion laws, some will keep it legal, some will not. In the end, Democrats will tend to congregate even more in blue states and conservatives even more in red states. The rest of us won’t have much chance of finding a place to live that has some political balance anywhere in the country.
Perhaps the worst outcome will be that the current batch of idiots in Washington might reopen the Constitution for amendments. Even those in favor of abortion have to admit that Roe was always on shaky Constitutional grounds. With abortion back in the hands of states, a federal law on the matter would make little difference. State’s rights will trump any federal abortion law, no matter how well crafted. So, that leaves only a Constitutional amendment to legalize abortion throughout the land.
That certainly would be a scary thought for everyone that is anti-abortion. But, it should also be a scary thought for anyone that cares about the country and its Constitution. Contemporary politicians are not even a shadow of the giants that formed this country. Once the Constitution has been opened up for amendments, Hillary and Co. will not stop at legalizing abortion. A Constitutional debate among the current crop of politicians might lead anywhere, but the likely result will be a country that has little respect for individual liberty.
For a classically liberal individual like me, that is a nightmare scenario. I'm no fan of abortion, but I care more about individual rights and liberty than any other issue. Because it was such a poorly crafted decision, it has always been inevitable that Roe would be overturned. But, Republicans did not have to move this fast to make so.
As Alan Greenspan pointed out in a speech recently, the political terrain is ripe for a third party. His argument was that the two political parties are way out on the extremes, while most of the American public lumps in the middle. Actually, I'd go a step further and say that, except on a couple of issues, the two political parties look more alike than ever. They both are interested in controlling as many aspects of our lives and decisions as possible. With Bush showing that even a Republican can dramatically increase federal spending, abortion is about the only litmus test left that clearly shows the difference between the two parties.
Only a third party can save us from this mess. Obviously, with the rigged political system we live under, it's not likely to emerge.
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