The US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, so US news will be dominated by abortion for months. (This is the one issue that gives the Democrats a chance in a fair election in November.) Conservative states are about to apply abortion restrictions. The end result will be that abortion in the US will be like the rest of the West — available under restrictions, with policy decided by politicians rather than unelected judges.
The left will throw a tantrum, as usual (photo is from a BLM riot):
Homeland Security has raised the level of its National Protest Advisory System (NPAS) from “Mostly Peaceful” to “Somewhat Peaceful” in response to swelling crowds outside the Supreme Court Building.
D.C. Police are on full alert with riot gear to hold back the somewhat peaceful protesters to prevent them from entering the Supreme Court Building with somewhat peaceful intent. The building itself is surrounded by oppressive barricades and the justices have reportedly been issued whistles to report somewhat peaceful touching on their person in the event of a somewhat peacefully bludgeoning. .
“We advise everyone to stay away from the somewhat peaceful protests currently going on outside the Supreme Court Building,” said D.C. Police Chief Frank Turtletaub. “The peaceful fire burns mightily. Several individuals are already somewhat incapacitated.” …
At publishing time, the NPAS alert level was upgraded again from “somewhat peaceful” to “kind of peaceful.” The mayor is currently considering evacuation orders.
The Supreme Court’s Decision Is a Huge Win for the Constitution. By David Harsanyi.
The modern left doesn’t even bother pretending they believe the Supreme Court has a responsibility to act as a separate branch of government and adjudicate the constitutionality of law.
Rather than even ostensibly offering legal reasons for their ire, Democrats simply demand the Supreme Court uphold public sentiment (or, rather what they claim is public sentiment), even though SCOTUS exists to ignore those pressures. The fact that that attitude has congealed as the norm in one of our major political parties does not bode well for the future of the Republic.
The left doesn’t value any institution except to the extent it advances the left’s goals of the moment. On the other hand, the traditional flaw of the right is that it respects institutions too much, regardless of whether they’re actually performing their assigned functions. The right, at least, seems to be learning.
There are too many incentives, mainly provided by a government that has grown too big, for people to become lefties. Their behavior, while reprehensible, is working for them and their bank accounts.
hat-tip Scott of the Pacific