The Machiavellian left has fully embraced the mantra of "the ends justify the means." For the leftists in America that results in the belief, "by any means necessary."
Hans von Spakovsky: If Garland, Local Prosecutor Won’t Protect Justices, Virginia Governor and State AG Must Act
With U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and Fairfax County, Virginia, Commonwealth’s Attorney Steve Descano refusing to enforce federal and state laws against the pro-abortion protesters who are intimidating and threatening Supreme Court justices and their families who live in Virginia, it’s time for Gov. Glenn Youngkin and state Attorney General Jason Miyares to step in and use their statutory power to arrest, prosecute, and seek the maximum penalty for every day the protesters are violating the law. The lack of action by Garland and Descano is encouraging the “summer of rage,” leading not only to the arrest of an individual who wanted to assassinate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, but also attacks on pro-life charities and pregnancy resource centers.
It’s easy to take for granted one of our country’s greatest strengths: a legal system in which we settle our disputes peacefully in court. We do this without the type of violence, intimidation and threats against judges that occur in too many other countries. That was true until someone leaked a draft opinion from the Supreme Court a few weeks ago.
The ideological agenda of the progressive socialist left supports killing American babies in the womb and killing Americans via drug overdoses. If we do not restore our regard for the rule of law, our Constitution, our future is in question.
This last week has confirmed what history has taught the world about progressives, socialists, Marxists, statists, and communists. They can only advance their ideology and goals by way of creating fear, intimidation, coercion, threats, and ultimately, violence. That lesson is being evidenced here in America to the detriment of one of our cherished constitutional rights and institutions of our Republic.
With air cover from the White House no longer available, companies are suddenly re-thinking their commitment to mandate employee vaccination as a requirement for continued employment. Facing crippling labor shortages, reality is setting in, and many big companies are “putting on pause” the planned rollout of their vaccination mandate policies. It’s funny how reality has a way of interfering with woke virtue signaling.
The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Georgia Gwinnett College student who was prohibited from sharing his Christian values with his fellow classmates. For the past four years, Chike Uzuegbunam has been battling his alma mater over alleged violations of the First Amendment on campus. He has since graduated, but finally, on March 8 the Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in his favor.
ACRU recently filed two amicus briefs with the Supreme Court questioning whether lifetime bans on firearm ownership in cases where citizens were convicted of non-violent crimes is constitutional as applied. In separate cases, a woman convicted of tax fraud in 2011 and a man convicted of misdemeanor DUI in 2005 were blocked from firearm purchases after they satisfied their sentences and have been law-abiding since. In both cases, ACRU argues these convictions should not block the right of these Americans to exercise their Second Amendment rights.
The SCOTUS nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett brought up an inside baseball term that needs defining. “Court-packing” is NOT a duly elected president filling a vacant seat as duty demands. Court-packing is adding judicial seats — by one political party — where justices serve in perpetuity. It ensures the packing party has decades of unilateral ideological control. Every candidate for president has a moral obligation to explain it truthfully to the American people while stating personal intent.
Alabama has long standing curbside voting rules and identification requirements for absentee ballots that safeguard the votes of its citizens. A group led by the Southern Poverty Law Center demanded these protections be overturned (Covid--the usual excuse) and an Obama appointed state judge agreed. Fortunately, the Supreme Court did not, and Alabama will be able to continue to ensure the integrity of its votes.