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Original post made on Jul 8, 2022

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Posted by Rich K.
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 8, 2022 at 5:23 pm

Rich K. is a registered user.

It's interesting that writers Hilgers and Clark use, word for word, some of the same comments in their letters urging "reform" of the Supreme Court. Ignoring the obvious copy and paste from some group's talking points, some facts should be considered as a counterpoint to their claims.

"This is a scary moment." - OK, that's a personal emotion but we are being manipulated by politicians on both sides for fundraising and votes. The SCOTUS has judged based on the Constitution. Specific to Roe, even Justice Ginsburg has stated that Roe was a bad decision. It's up to Congress to codify abortion rights, if they choose. They are likely to do nothing just as they have done nothing for the past 50 years. Call your Congressman and State Representatives if you want a change. This is how democracy works and you have far more control over your local and state representatives; you're actually anti-democratic in your call to force your beliefs on the entire country.

"Our fundamental freedoms are coming under attack by a hyper-partisan supermajority on the Court." - Since the writer's seem to be focused on abortion, neither healthcare nor abortion are covered in the Constitution, hence they fall to the States unless otherwise codified by Congress. Arguably, the 1st and 2nd Amendments are under attack and are under the purview of the Federal government.

"McConnell went so far as to defy Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dying wish -- that the next president appoint her replacement" - Do I even need to comment on this? If a conservative justice were to die, should Biden appoint another conservative because that was their dying wish?

"...packing the court with Amy Coney Barrett just eight days before the 2020 election." - Wrong definition of packing the court. Trump filled vacant seats which is what any President is entitled to do. "Packing the court" is exactly what Hilgers and Clark are supporting through the Judiciary Act of 2021. Be careful what you wish for.

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