July 2, 2016
Killing The Tenth Amendment
Congress never passed a law on abortion or same-sex marriage. What we call the "law of the land" is nothing more than an opinion written by a justice in 1973 and 2015.
Was this country founded to have people governed by justices who overturn the work of state legislatures? I don't think so, and the 10th Amendment is there for all to read.
In both cases, Justice Kennedy threw out the work of state legislatures. Is that what he thinks of the people?
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So what is the point of having state legislatures? Why not just have the Supreme Court decide everything?
The Texas abortion clinic rules were about protecting women rather than denying them their "right" to abortion.
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How can you govern a country when a Supreme Court justice reverses what people pass in state legislatures? How much longer before the people in those states say "we're out of here/, because this system does not respect or work for us"?
Last, but not least, it's time for a governor to say "enough." I hope that Governor Greg Abbott will say "no" and refuse to obey Justice Kennedy's opinion. It's about time that someone reminded the Supreme Court that their opinions are not "the law of the land."
June 28, 2016
Do state legislatures matter anymore?
By Silvio Canto, Jr.