Real walls were erected around the Supreme Court building early Thursday, replacing the ‘bicycle rack’ barriers that had been erected earlier after Roe’s draft repeal notice leaked and protesters crowded . Worse still, a group of left-wing activists have released a card claiming to show the homes of six right-wing Supreme Court justices, inviting the world to join “a walk” next week.
Bad enough for judges and their families to face screaming lunatics besieging their homes; publishing this information invites real violence. I guess “doxxing” is fine when progressives do it.
Remember, just a few years ago, a deranged Bernie Sanders supporter opened fire on a Republican House baseball practice, seriously injuring Rep. Steve Scalise.
This assault on the Supremes represents a huge escalation of the attack on American institutions. (And not just Republicans: Mobs have periodically besieged Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s home in Brooklyn for years now.)
And no less than the New York Times actively encourages it. On Thursday, its front page read: “LEAK INTENSIFIES VIEW THAT COURT IS TOO POLITICAL,” with a story below titled “A concern that the law is not the primary guide for judges.”
This article used selected interviews and hand-picked polls to argue that Americans widely view leaked opinion as evidence of political bias – though a large number of constitutional scholars, including pro-choice like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, have for decades condemned the opinion of Judge Harry Blackmun. reasoning in Roe. The only sign of “politics” here is the left clean Politics.
Liberals don’t just disagree with the decision; they call for the entire courthouse to be set on fire – exactly the kind of violation of “norms” they frequently accuse the right of.
And all Democrats, from President Joe Biden to descendants, who condemned the (draft) advisory but not its leak — and did not defend the court as an institution or even call for calm — join the party. attack on the Supreme Court itself.
This goes hand-in-hand with Democrats’ attacks on other institutions, such as filibustering the Senate and even the Electoral College, which (for now) are leading to results they don’t like. It doesn’t matter that these institutions served to stabilize and protect our nation for centuries, or even that the filibuster served Democrats long before they took the Senate in 2020, and will surely do so again whenever Republicans take it back.
This, from a party that talks nonstop about an “assault on democracy” when it comes to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Sorry: rhetoric that risks provoking physical attacks on judges is another such aggression.
However disappointed or even angry you are at a particular outcome, you must protect the institutions – or chaos ensues. It is appalling that so many of our nation’s leaders have clearly forgotten this.
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