So Judge Anthony Kennedy decided to retire at the ripe old age of 81 and good Lord have liberals lost their mind. This tweet is probably my favorite:
OK, but he's some nobody. But still, Kennedy was often seen as the swing vote on 5-4 decisions. So let's check in on the blue checkmarks of Twitter, shall we:
Well, he is 81 years old and Neil Gorsuch seems like a pretty reasonable fellow. But oh well.
The articles are just as over the top by the way. This, obviously, is my favorite:
And much, much more.
Of course, the big issue the Left is worried about is abortion with gay marriage coming in a rather distant second. Abortion isn't one of my big issues, but I generally think it should be legal until the child is viable (around five months). In that respect, I like the British model. That being said, I dislike abortion pretty much all the time and while I know sometimes it's necessary (rape, health risks, etc.), I think it's best to usually try an avoid it.
But that being said, overturning Roe v. Wade would not make abortion illegal. It would simply return the issue to the states. Furthermore, Roe v. Wade (like gay marriage I should add) legalized abortion in a completely anti-democratic fashion. Aren't liberals always telling us what "democracy looks like?" I guess not.
Indeed, overturning Roe v. Wade would actually put abortion up to the vote. And no, men are just about as likely as women to support or oppose abortion (and men don't exactly get to choose whether to pay child support if they don't want to bring a kid into the world).
Furthermore, Roe v. Wade is an absolutely ridiculous ruling. The grounds for this ruling by the lower court was the Ninth Amendment to the Constitution, which states the following,
"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."
Yeah um, no.
The Supreme Court ruled based on the 14th Amendment, but it doesn't really matter. There's nothing in the Constitution that even remotely relates to abortion. And thus, it should obviously be left to the states. Although I don't hear many liberals, or conservatives for that matter, say that.
That being said, liberal angst is definitely increasing. Apparently the 85-year old Ruth Bader Ginsberg has some on Left a bit nervous:
"Every day is a new life to the wise man."
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