Ernesto Antunez/ Contributing Writer
Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court has the Left up in arms over the possibility that their most sacred cow, “the right to abortion” be revisited or overturned.
Even the Right’s normally boisterous voices like Prager University; instead of delighting in the most nerve wrecking epileptic fit the Left has ever felt, are trying to cowardly reassure them by pettifoggery stating things such as the fact that overturning Roe v. Wade would mean only that “the decision will go back to the states.”
It seems that on the issue of abortion, the Left understands the Right even better than the Right understands itself.
Of course, any semi-educated Leftist knows that overturning Roe v. Wade simply means the decision will go back to the states; but that’s exactly the point.
The Left understands that overturning Roe v. Wade will bring abortion back to the public sphere, and that’s what is causing the uproar among them.
The Left has in the last few decades succeeded in putting the issue of abortion beyond the will of the people via the federal courts.
The right to an abortion is now the law of the land and it’s this almost god-like permanence and untouchability that an overturning of Roe v. Wade would threaten.
By turning the issue back to the individual states; abortion goes from the law of the land to yet another contentious social issue which will be fought over among the American people for years to come.
Even though the Left consciously states that they can win that battle, they subconsciously believe the opposite because they understand that convincing Americans that abortion is a “right” is a laughable and completely hopeless proposition – something many conservatives don’t or pretend not to understand –
That’s why they’ve relied on federal judges whose ideological presuppositions are very far removed from Middle America.
Just like with the issue of homosexual marriage, the Left seeks to short-circuit rumbustious public debate over the inherent moral question of such a thing by immediately thrusting it over to judges who mirror their politics much more than the unwashed masses which unfortunately continue to blight the American landscape.
So, what are conservatives to do one might ask?
In the words of Don Corleone in the Godfather, “You can act like a Man!”
Stop p****footing around and say what you mean and mean what you say.
Yes, the conservative movement seeks the overturn of Roe v. Wade (and Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage, while we’re at it) and of course we seek to bring abortion back to the debating table and have a lot of very uncomfortable and infuriating conversations– and elections, referendums, town halls, etc. about it for years to come.
Like everything else, Conservatives should tell the Left exactly how they feel on the topic of abortion.
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Such an unbelievably hate filled article. How does FIU allow people like you to demonize and divide people in this manner. Your rhetoric rhymes of the same divisive tactics found in Trumps, and I can only hope most Americans don’t hate as much as you.