EDITORIAL: Act now to stop a GOP minority from forcing its iniquity on women and all Americans

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A crowd of people gather outside the Supreme Court, Monday night, May 2, 2002 in Washington. A draft opinion circulated among Supreme Court justices suggests that earlier this year a majority of them had thrown support behind overturning the 1973 case Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a report published Monday night in Politico. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

It’s taken only about 10 years for a depraved minority of Americans to seriously put at risk more than 200 years of consistent evolution of democracy and civil rights.

The nation — already shaken by six arduous and solid years of corruption by Donald Trump, his cronies and servile poltroons — was sandbagged this week by the predictable yet shocking revelation that the Supreme Court is poised to eviscerate reproductive rights for women.

Through years of bullying, cheating, manipulation, deceit and corruption, the greatest democracy in human history teeters on becoming a second-rate fascist theocracy, run by a rogue minority of Americans.

Everyone must heed the call to action to prevent the nation from sliding into an abyss of Trumpism, lies, bigotry, fascism, delusion and intolerance.

The leaked plans of the new majority of Supreme Court justices, illuminating a scheme to use a gaseous legal argument to upend the rights of women to control their own reproduction and bodies, is the result of years of persistent corruption made possible by American disinterest and apathy.

It’s too late to retract the Supreme Court appointments of some of the greatest legal minds in the country club, but it’s not too late to prevent women from becoming the property of state and federal governments.

Consistent polls, for years, reveals Americans do not want reproductive rights for women ended.

Here’s how people in the region and across the nation can save the United States from becoming overcome by a malevolent and possibly incurable infection ravaging the Republican Party. It’s a political party uncontrolled by effective moderates like former Colorado State Rep. Cole Wist and even cogent Wyoming hardliners like Congressperson Liz Cheney.

• The United States Senate must end the current filibuster rules and allow the majority of Americans and their elected representatives to govern the nation. Systems built into the nation’s democracy have been subjugated by a minority of Republicans, dictating their twisted demands on an entire country of people who far outnumber them.

• Once democracy is restored in the Senate, Congress must pass legislation prohibiting states from dictating medical treatment for women and controlling their reproduction.

• The only way to stop the tyrannical march toward anti-democratic oblivion is for voters here and across the nation to oust the growing band of liars and bullies, gaming a political system created to protect us from them. Reach out to everyone to ensure they’re registered to vote and committed to vote to protect the rights of women, minorities and even themselves from this onslaught of malevolence.

• Regardless of how tenuous American democracy and human rights have become in the wake of Donald Trump and his regime, money matters and empowers the majority. Immediate and persistent boycotts of states like Texas, Florida, Oklahoma, Utah and Georgia, and the businesses that support the regimes that are abusing women who live there, bring real and fast results.

•Speak out. The vast majority of Americans have only a fuzzy idea of how Roe v. Wade ensures the rights of women to control their bodies. That same overwhelming majority, however, believes the government should never be empowered to make reproductive or any medical decisions for women, just as it does not for men. While elected representatives such as Colorado Congressperson Lauren Boebert and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz are irrational zealots for their corrupt cause, most Republicans are far more craven. Being faced with the loss of power and prestige, they will vote for their self-preservation rather than any professed principles. They already have, which is what led the United States to this unenviable crisis.

•Don’t lose hope. This is a nation that was born by turning back what was once the most formidable empire on earth, giving rise to our unique government. Against staggering odds, this nation has created Social Security, thwarted murderous Nazi invasions, stymied the cancer of Soviet communism and worked endlessly to restore and guarantee the rights of women and non-whites, who were cheated out of those requisites at the dawn of the nation.

We have come too far to turn back now, especially because we still have far to go.

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Dennis
Dennis
1 month ago

Gee, I can already tell the liberal buffoons are back bad mouthing and insulting those who just happen to have a different view about life than these infantile whiners. How come there is no attempt at convincing or explaining your position in a way that others, possibly, not as astute as the editorial board can then appreciate,BUT NO! The screed starts off with an insult and then incredibly gets worse. And all this anger and unhappiness has only one source, The Donald.
Don’t you understand that his point of view becomes stronger the more it’s attacked with whiny BS semi falsehoods. Grow up….

GeneD
GeneD
1 month ago
Reply to  Dennis

So you’re on board the train heading to Gilead?

Factory Working Orphan
Factory Working Orphan
1 month ago
Reply to  GeneD

Watch a different teevee show, Gene.

GeneD
GeneD
1 month ago

I’m watching fiction beginning to become fact.

Factory Working Orphan
Factory Working Orphan
1 month ago
Reply to  GeneD

If you’re a slack-jawed, intellectually stunted masochist, I’m sure that’s what it looks like.

Factory Working Orphan
Factory Working Orphan
1 month ago
Reply to  Dennis

Funny how the left, especially the neomarxists at the Sentinel, suddenly drop their pretense about “avoiding culture war issues” when they’re poised to take their first big L in that war in decades. Look at Perry’s rhetoric here, and you see someone with an entitlement streak the size of the Royal Gorge, who apparently doesn’t see nuance on an actual complex issue when he thinks his utopian vision of abortion all the way up to full emergence from the Magic Birth Canal trip might be threatened.

Jeff Ryan
Jeff Ryan
1 month ago

The “first big L in decades”?

The Supreme Court in 2021 stopped the counting of votes in order to seat George W. Bush. So corrupt was the decision that they forbade the case being used as precedent, which is only the most important constitutional function they perform.

How about holding up a Supreme Court vacancy on the flimsiest of excuses in order to ensure Republican/conservative control over the highest court we have? Only to cram through another Republican appointee a few years later in a span of weeks, knowing that Republicans were about to lose the White House?

These are just two of the more egregious examples of “Ls”.

Hypocrisy, thy name is “Republican”.

Factory Working Orphan
Factory Working Orphan
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff Ryan

Don’t you have white people in Douglas County to complain about, Jeff? Funny how you’re all about “change” until it goes against your political ideology.

You certainly know about hypocrites, because you see them all the time. It’s called a “mirror.”

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Jeff Ryan
Jeff Ryan
1 month ago

Not sure what you mean about “change”. Or do you think a return to the values of the 16th century is a good one?

Factory Working Orphan
Factory Working Orphan
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff Ryan

More lefty tactical ignorance, Jeff? You do realize that 1972 was only 50 years ago, right?

And I know your side deliberately omits this fact, but the majority of people actually support abortion, AND also support at least some restrictions on abortion, not free rein on the practice up until the kid’s feet fully emerge from the magic birth canal trip.

Carole
Carole
1 month ago
Reply to  Dennis

How do I say this nicely?
ITS NOT YOUR BODY.
ITS BOT YOUR BUSINESS.

even if you favored supporting the actually born children (which we don’t), it’s still none of your business.

forced birth is barbaric and cruel, there is no other way to say it!

Factory Working Orphan
Factory Working Orphan
1 month ago
Reply to  Carole

So you’re saying that China and North Korea are the freest nations in the world? Because they’re the only countries that allow abortion on demand, at any stage of the pregnancy, for any reason whatsoever.

You’re part of the 19% and the vast minority.

Rod Bockenfeld, State Representative
Rod Bockenfeld, State Representative
1 month ago

Oh My!

Take a deep breath, lay down, and place a cold wash clothe on your forehead.

Things will get better.

Joe Felice
Joe Felice
1 month ago

No, they won’t.

Factory Working Orphan
Factory Working Orphan
1 month ago

Anyone ever tell you balloonheads that marxist historic determinism is fake?

Don
Don
1 month ago

Can you imagine how angry this guy is in real life? Yikes.

Brent G Taylor
Brent G Taylor
1 month ago

Hyperbole simply closes this mind. You have something to say? An opinion or point to make journalistically? Trying expressing yourself rationally.

BillyPatches
BillyPatches
1 month ago

Sometimes I wish that voter registration nationwide was mandatory, voter education mandatory, voter participation mandatory, voter suppression patently illegal, gerrymandering illegal and voting districts created not by incumbent parties but instead by the overal public.

Joe Felice
Joe Felice
1 month ago
Reply to  BillyPatches

This would never be allowed to happen, because then the GOP would never win another election.

Factory Working Orphan
Factory Working Orphan
1 month ago
Reply to  BillyPatches

Does your fantasyland also teach that we’ve always been at war with Eastasia?

Dan
Dan
1 month ago

I hope this country can finally have a serious discussion about “My Body, My Rights/Choice”. Abortion restrictions are just one of many violations of “My Body, My Rights/Choice” that occur every day in this country to people of all genders.

Let me be very clear: I support the right to abortion.

However, if this country won’t accept that ALL people have the right to make their own decisions about their own body, then using “My Body, My Rights/Choice” as the justification for legal abortion is NOT sufficient. If everyone doesn’t have the right to make their own choices about their own body, then we should not make laws using that argument only when they apply to specific situations such as an unwanted pregnancy.

Jeff Ryan
Jeff Ryan
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan

No, you don’t have the right to infect other citizens with a potentially fatal disease in the name of “my body, my choice”. No one does. No one ever did, not even in this country.

Dan
Dan
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff Ryan

Jeff Ryan. Your response makes no sense to me with respect to what I wrote. Would you care to explain how you got from what I wrote to your response to it? If you will not explain how yourself, I hope the editors will remove your comment.

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GeneD
GeneD
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan

Pretty simple, Dan. The ant-maskers and the anti-vaxxers used those terms to defend their right to expose themselves and others to Covid.

Dan
Dan
1 month ago
Reply to  GeneD

GeneD. Thanks for that explanation. Let me clear up my original post. I said that “My Body, My Rights/Choice” is NOT a sufficient reason for allowing abortion since we have many laws that the courts have not struck down which allow others to control our bodies. If our courts really thought that “My Body, My Rights/Choice” was absolute, we would have complete anarchy, and anyone could do anything at any time. For example, the Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that “Freedom of Religion” is NOT absolute. The Court says that “Freedom of Belief” is absolute, but “Freedom of Religious Practice” (that is, our actions) can be limited by laws. — I think some people have incorrectly read between the lines of my original post.

Joe Felice
Joe Felice
1 month ago

Poll after poll show that the GOP is out of step with the majority of Americans, not only on this issue, but most others. But yet, republicans do whatever they have to do to make sure they win elections and the Democrats are seemingly too kind to obstruct them in the same way that republicans do. It’s the tail wagging the dog. And we, the majority, are the ones affected.

Dennis
Dennis
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe Felice

As a courtesy could you share the polls you reference and how the poll was collected and by whom because I hear and see a different opinion being shared. I hate these unsubstantiated opinions, sorry…

DICK MOORE
1 month ago
Reply to  Dennis

Dennis, understand that you can find polls to settle almost any side to any subject. Also understand that, good ol’ Joe is an educated, Democratic wordsmith who seems to only despise anything Republican and seems to really like conspiracy theories.

What Joe doesn’t get is that common sense says, we are all Americans and somewhere around 50% is Democrats and Republicans and/or Independents looking for a way to coexist as a society. If and when there is a majority of Democrats, we need not worry, per Joe, because the Democrats are just, “too kind”.

john wilson
john wilson
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe Felice

Not even close, all the polls show the current demcorats are way of base and no longer supported by most in the US. It is why they will lose big in the midterms….they hold no popularity in any poll now!

GeneD
GeneD
1 month ago
Reply to  john wilson

Pew Research has Colorado registered voters at 42% D, 41% R, 17 I. Same polling organization shows that 62% of Americans favor some form of abortion.

Factory Working Orphan
Factory Working Orphan
1 month ago
Reply to  GeneD

“Same polling organization shows that 62% of Americans favor some form of abortion.”

What was the percentage that supported at least some restriction on it, Gene? I know how much your side likes to avoid that little item of info.

Here, I’ll help you out–it’s 79%.

PAB
PAB
1 month ago
Reply to  GeneD

Agreed however, per the same study the overwhelming majority of that group also feels that there should be restrictions on abortion with only 19% saying there should be no restrictions. And the later in the pregnancy the greater number of people feel there should be restrictions. I think that the fallacy that the media is portraying is that there is only two sides to this issue Pro-Choice or Pro-Life, Democrat or Republican. you can be Pro-Choice and think that Row was bad law like RGB. You can also be Pro-Life a believe that there is a limited necessity for abortion. Personally what concerns me is that 19% this is the group of people that are ok with third trimester partial birth abortions and treating abortion as a form of birth control, and as that group grows in size and influence I worry about the future of our country. Abortion should be limited and rare it is not a form of birth control it is taking a human life and should be treated with Thought and Compassion both for the potential mother and the potential child.

john wilson
john wilson
1 month ago
Reply to  GeneD

Yep and the majority supported some sort of slavery in 1860 too…doesn’t make it right…

john wilson
john wilson
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe Felice

Yet Biden and the Democrats have the lowest support polls ever….doesn’t take a genus to see that the Democrats have taken this country to the brink of destruction for all their bias emotional decisions and actions. Hopefully clearer heads will take control and put the emotional voters back in the box…

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john wilson
john wilson
1 month ago

Abortion laws belong in the state. Roe was bad case law and it doesn’t matter if people call it precedent. Precedent lasts until its wrong and is changed….