Are We A United States?
|Jan 6 - Capital Riot|
Ted Cruz recently said, "...that the landmark case establishing nationwide LGBTQ marriage rights 'was clearly wrong' because marriage was always an issue that was left to the states. The court [in 2015] said, no, we know better than you guys do and now every state must sanction and permit gay marriage."
In the landmark 2015 case Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all state bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional. Could this and other set-in-law precedents change? The threat is real.
Ted Cruz is pandering, not just to the base of the Republican Party, but to the worst kind of bigotry in the Republican Party. The Texas GOP has already passed a party plank saying that gay marriage is abnormal.
We are already seeing what overreaching state legislature with an autocratic governor can do. Governors like Florida’s DeSantis and Texas governor Abbott are seeing which can out “mean” the other as to transgender rights.
Just as in slavery, individual states have historically proven they only will act in only their selfish interest; not in the best interests of the majority or the United States in general. In years past we could count on a reasonable SCOTUS; not now.
Just as congressional districts have been drawn (gerrymandered) to protect a party the SCOTUS ihus is stacked to provide an explicit political view.
What is legal in one state now could become illegal in another. Arrest could occur at the borders. This occurred pre-emancipation to slaves crossing from free to slave states.
The next Un-civil War will be red vs blue – Republican vs Democratic. A reasonable majority in Americans must wake up before this get completely out of hand.
A opinion piece written by Adam Charlton summarized this perfectly:
But the tragedy of modern America is that it is mired in a civil war. Two political tribes, talking past one another, which has supercharged a now violent culture fueled by the idolization of guns.
We need to decide soon. Are we "Americans" living in a United States?