Monday, June 27, 2022

QOTD -- No More "Healing"


"Ultimately, the problem with Dobbs is neither its naivete nor its ridiculous moments. It is fundamentally insincere. Perhaps this is not surprising from a panel of justices who dissembled over the abortion issue during their confirmation hearings. Yet nowhere in the hand-wringing over a divided America is there the slightest mention of the court’s own role in stoking division. Dissenters on the court have been egging on the antiabortion movement from Day One of Roe v. Wade. From 1973 onward, for nearly half a century, there has always been a vocal minority ready to say, in effect: This matter is not really decided. Keep trying.  [snip]

"If only there were more conservatives on the court and fewer radicals of the right. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. took a forlorn stab at genuine conservatism by pleading with the majority to honor the judicial principle of deciding controversies on the narrowest available grounds. Nothing doing. Having given every mook in the United States the right to a hidden handgun on Thursday, on Friday the radicals took a sweeping scythe to abortion rights.

America has had about as much of this healing as we can stand." -- David Von Drehle, in the Washington Post, on the radical Republican Supreme Court pouring gasoline on our culture war fires.  

On the overturning of Roe, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops -- an ultra- reactionary collection of desiccated pedophile protectors -- had the insincere, morally bankrupt gall to welcome the occasion saying, "It is a time for healing wounds and repairing social divisions; it is a time for reasoned reflection and civil dialogue, and for coming together to build a society and economy that supports marriages and families, and where every woman has the support and resources she needs to bring her child into this world in love.”

Yeah, no.  You threw the gasoline on the fire.  It wasn't over for you in 1973, and it's not over for us today.

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