The tarnished legacy of the Supreme Court
By targeting Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court continues its tarnished politicized legacy of ignoring or discarding previous precedents; allowed clandestine control of black money over politics; equal voting rights eroded; and taking away women’s right to autonomous medical decisions. The rule of law seems tainted by personal religious opinions, political rewards, personal prejudices and the elimination of rights rather than their protection.
The answer to Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s question of whether the court can “survive the stench of politicization” is an emphatic no. His legacy will stand out as a historical abomination shrouded in blatant political bastardy of the confirmation process and non-existent moral and ethical self-policing or accountability by judges. The Court’s approval rating is at an all-time low of 40%, which after this ruling will surely drop further.
The trust is gone and the stench is growing.
Mary Ann D’Angio, Boyton Beach
After hearing about the leaked Supreme Court opinion, my wife, a staunch Democrat, said, “I’m out of hope.”
As a committed independent, I believe there is still hope. Here’s why: The court takes the approach that states should establish abortion laws. This makes national elections of utmost importance. The good news is that lawmakers have voting records. Although I have been an independent for a long time, at this point in history I am totally anti-Republican. Right-wing extremists have taken over the party and are driving America off a cliff into a dark place.
Democrats are flawed, but they saved millions from homelessness and lineups at the height of the pandemic without any help from Republicans. Democrats launched legislation to pave the way for a better life for Americans, and all Republicans voted against it, even though it was paid for by modestly taxing the super-rich and corporations that avoid paying their fair share of tax. taxes.
Republicans are banning books, suppressing votes, denying women choice and promoting gigantic lies, repeated by some well-paid cable TV hosts. So my hope lies in the truth reaching the voting public. If Democrats, Independents, and far-sighted patriotic Republicans produce massive turnout on November 8, they will defeat all Republicans statewide and nationally. Elections have consequences. Let’s make this one for truth and democracy!
Mark Lipman, Boca Raton
Without an ounce of irony, right-wing Americans who protested mask mandates shouted, “My body, my choice.” They considered the requirement to wear a three-inch piece of protection to help stop a pandemic a violation of their constitutional rights.
However, five Supreme Court justices, two of whom sit in seats stolen from Democrats, believe it is okay to force a 12-year-old girl who was raped and pregnant by her father to carry a child to term. Perhaps the fact that mask mandates apply to men as well as women has something to do with why “my body, my choice” applies in one case but not in the other.
Jerry Barkan, Pompano Beach
I grew up in a time when America gave hard-won rights and freedoms to a number of Americans, including women, minorities, and gay people. I now live in a time where those rights are being taken away. It’s the curse of growing old in the new America.
Larry Baum, Boca Raton
The war has begun.
John Ennis, Hudson, Florida