“When the Supreme Court becomes a partisan ally of forces of reaction…it falls upon leaders of the elected branches to push back against the its overreaching. We are in another such moment today.” https://t.co/ovjWjNt241— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) February 6, 2022
Finally, we know why “our democracy” is in peril.
“When retiring Justice Stephen Breyer invoked Abraham Lincoln’s observation that the nation’s “popular government has often been called an experiment,” it could hardly have been lost on him that the nation was recently, and for the first time since the Civil War, subject to an attempt to void a democratically elected government by force.
Nor could it have been lost on him that the Supreme Court – now under the firm control of an extreme right-wing super-majority – is embarked on an increasingly brazen reactionary project. …”
Basically, the real threat to “our democracy” is the Constitution and the Supreme Court and the pro-life movement, which conservatives championed long before Donald Trump came along.
Note: Democracy dies in the darkness when voters in the states are allowed to vote and settle the abortion issue. They weren’t consulted by the Supreme Court back in 1973.