Sunday, June 30, 2013

SCOTUS ruling sets bad precedent

I hear America snoring.
On June 25, I published a slightly different version of this post on my single-topic blog. Content-wise I decided it's more appropriate here. 

I can't help it.

I rarely get political on my blog. But for the love of god, when are Americans going to pick up their metaphorical pitchforks, take to the streets and run the Supreme Court's Republican majority out of the country?

For those of you not keeping track, in the last 12 years they've:
  • Violated the court's own long-held standing on state's rights to install an unelected president
  • Ruled that when it comes to elections, corporations' wealth trumps your rights as a U.S. citizen 
  • Given states with abysmal records on minority voting rights carte blanche to pick up where they left off before an anachronistically non-partisan Supreme Court passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965 
In case you missed today's ruling:
"Existing statutes cannot totally fill the void created by today's Supreme Court ruling" -- Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. 
"An act of supreme judicial hubris." -- Chris Hayes, MSNBC commentator 
"Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott also put out a lengthy statement vowing to proceed with both a voter ID law and potentially a new set of redistricting maps without federal oversight." -- Fox News
Wake up people. If your plutocratic, oligarchic government is a democracy, I'm the Queen of Sheba. When the wealthy few rule, the 99 percent gets royally screwed, whether or not your head is already up your ass. Tune in tomorrow to find out whether SCOTUS' ruling on Windsor v United States affirms equality or spits on LGBT rights.

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