The leak of the draft Supreme Court opinion on Roe v Wade is the second attack on Fort Sumter. It is the beginning of the second American Civil War. Lawrence Martin writes:
Although its reputation has been bruised in recent times, the Supreme Court was the one remaining branch of government for which Americans maintained a level of trust. That’s gone now.
Not only is there a wide disconnect between the Supreme Court and the American population on this vital issue (poll after poll shows that two-thirds of Americans wish to uphold Roe), there’s also the stunning hypocrisy of two of the court’s justices, Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch. Both had indicated in their Senate confirmation hearings that they would uphold Roe, but now they’ve given their backing to a draft ruling that would accomplish just the opposite. What credibility do they have now?
The decision will split the country in half. One half of the country will allow abortion. The other half will ban abortion. What will follow is a battle royal. Americans have lost faith in the last of its three governmental institutions.
Winston Churchill said that Americans eventually will do the right thing. No more.
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