As many predicted, the conservative majority on the Supreme Court has become a dangerous embarrassment, reveling in a medieval Christo-fascist worldview that once burned ‘heretics’ like Joan of Arc at the stake, routinely drowned women as witches and filled the death camps at Auschwitz and Birkenau.
The reversal of Roe v. Wade underscores how, despite a number of nearly impossible-to-achieve amendments, our 18th-century Constitution is increasingly and dangerously outdated in the 21st. Structured to give states like Wyoming (pop. 581,075) voting power in the Senate equal to California (pop. 39 million), it requires — invites? — the constant ‘re-interpretation’ and political corruption that underlie much of the chaos in our country today.
The Court decided that a deeply personal right of women to control their own bodies is not a Liberty guaranteed by the Constitution but should be decided by the state in which a woman happens to live. With the demise of Roe voting women in Wyoming have more control over the country than their own bodies.
Query: What other rights to ‘Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness’ will be determined by state-of-residence? In our increasingly divided, highly mobile yet densely interconnected and diverse nation of 330 million, how can anyone be confident of their basic Liberties?
This 4th of July, there will be “bombs bursting in air” for sure; whether “the flag is still there” much longer is increasingly questionable.