PERRY: We weren’t warned about the Supreme Court voiding women’s rights — we were promised

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Abortion-rights protesters regroup and protest following Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, federally protected right to abortion, outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years, a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court’s landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

The most surprising thing about the national shock and outrage over the Supreme Court ending a week of eradicating American rights and stability is how surprised so many millions of outraged Americans are.

Really?

For years, we’ve watched states, run by the political equivalent of the American Taliban, not just chip away at women’s right to privacy and equality, but also dig deep into voting rights, gay rights and even the rights to live in safe communities.

Even before Donald Trump was elected, the nation became bored with preventing far-right extremists from taking control of the Republican Party and bully the nation repeatedly to impose the absurd and unpopular demands of a minority of Americans on the entire nation.

Motivated by polite and ineffectual opposition, these Republican extremists were emboldened by their chicanery and managed to boost Donald Trump into the White House, against the wishes of a wide majority of Americans.

Under the Trump administration, the nation was endlessly assaulted by multi-pronged attacks on the American system of government. Trump and Republican leaders easily pumped far-right activist judges onto federal court benches. Through ultimate acts of deceit and hypocrisy, they stacked the Supreme Court with neanderthal justices, who got to the bench by publicly lauding their desire to push the United States back to a time when Christian puritanism took care of problems with pushy women, worrisome minorities and downtrodden people demanding a bunch of rights.

After all this, the Supreme Court flashed signal after signal for the past few years that it was hungry to issue rulings like it did this week, culminating in their Dobbs vs Jackson coup de grace against the half-century foundation of Roe vs Wade.

And people are surprised by all this? Any of this?

We’re behaving as if our elected leaders are abusive parents or spouses we must remain with because we simply have no alternative but to suck it up and suffer what these elected leaders inflict on us.

Vote them out.

Vote them out on their far-right extremist party planks, folks.

Colorado is a state essentially built by small-government Republicans who have long pushed against the intervention of government into our personal lives.

U.S. abortion rights were practically invented in Colorado by Republicans in the 1960s and 1970s.

Even into the last decade, Colorado was dominated by small-government Republicans who had no more in common with slick and unprincipled extremists like congresspersons Ken Buck, Lauren Boebert and the now-gone Cory Gardner than they have with Ted Cruz.

In too many states, inattentive and disengaged voters have surrendered their interests, and now their Constitutional rights, to corrupt and dangerous shysters like Donald Trump, Kevin McCarthy, Mitch McConnell and Ron Desantis.

Today’s catastrophic loss of rights and freedom didn’t come suddenly, it came systematically with great fanfare and certainty.

And it won’t end until people here in Colorado refuse to vote for extremists, and pressure people in other states to do the same thing.

Coloradans essentially won a reprieve from the absolute loss of rights that victims of this regime will immediately suffer in other states because they haven’t been able to amass control here — yet.

But even if Colorado prevails against extremists, our rights can’t be sustained. We’re just one part of a nation where the federal government is superior. The will of a minority of extremists in Washington is allowed to game the system and drag us all down to mutual victimhood and misery.

In a nation where women’s lives are now in danger, a nation drowning in gun violence and on the verge of planetary disaster, vote like your life depends on it. It does.

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Good Citizen
Good Citizen
1 month ago

A perfect opportunity for women to take complete control their bodies and tell men to hit the bricks when they ask for sex. In addition, it is my hope that women begin to defend themselves in reference to those that would force themselves on them. Carrying a gun at all times is an option and a hell no backed up with firepower is a great answer. You (women) are the only ones that have anything to lose in any relationship with men. Your best option is to avoid them as much as possible. Like most people, they can’t be trusted, but they have the additional problem of being walking sperm banks. Steer clear and solidify your freedom from slavery.

DICK MOORE
1 month ago
Reply to  Good Citizen

Thank you, Ms. Citizen. I’ve been trying to understand your posts for many months. Now I get it. You like only women and seem to want nothing to do with men. It’s impossible for me to understand someone that has that illogical thought process. Women carrying a gun and shooting men is not an answer for anything in any polite society. Your last real name wouldn’t be Coombs, would it? Or would you like it to be?

I hope people of your ilk really don’t believe that men have enslaved women because of sperm. How silly is that? Do all lesbians think this way? I hope not.

Good Citizen
Good Citizen
1 month ago
Reply to  DICK MOORE

Dick:
I know it takes practice and you’ve been working at for decades, but your assumption that I am a women is a new level of stupidity for you.

Shooting men that try to assault women is perfectly acceptable to me, but not to you, you being a coward.

Being a man should give you insight into the motivations of men. Human beings, including you and me are lowest form of life that crawl on the earth. We would swim through a river of slime to get what we wanted and do so everyday.

Enslavement of women is only one of our cimes. If we looked into youy dirty mind, we would find many others.

Factory Working Orphan
Factory Working Orphan
1 month ago
Reply to  Good Citizen

Hey, Eliot Rodger, just because you can’t control your baser urges doesn’t mean all men are the same.

DICK MOORE
1 month ago

Orphan, you threw me a curveball as I was ready to know “Good Citizen’s” actual name. Then with great anticipation, I Googled, Eliot Rodger’s name. Alas, this narcissistic hateful man was dead in 2014. But only after he killed and wounded a multitude of people in California. I think that but not sure that “Good Citizen” remains alive although he/she/it appears to be brain dead, at times.

Good Citizen
Good Citizen
1 month ago

Sure it does. History and the daily news tells us no less. Lets take a guess at your favorite perversions, secret as they may be. Go ahead, you can tell us guys, we understand.

Factory Working Orphan
Factory Working Orphan
1 month ago
Reply to  Good Citizen

Your personal fantasies are none of our business, Eliot.

Good Citizen
Good Citizen
1 month ago

Fake conservatives are often hyprocites like yourself. Barry Goldwater and William Buckley would chew you up and spit you out. In fact, at one time they ran weak sisters like yourself out of the GOP. Their time will come again.

Factory Working Orphan
Factory Working Orphan
1 month ago
Reply to  Good Citizen

Keep coping, Eliot.

DICK MOORE
1 month ago
Reply to  Good Citizen

Good “but not voted on” Citizen:

Let’s see in one comment your man hating mind called me stupid, coward, lowest form of life on Earth, and dirty minded. Not a record of negative thoughts from your worthless never ending thought patterns.

Soon out of the darkness will come Better Citizen to sooth your much maligned soul. You need some psychological help whether you are a man or a woman.

If you are a man, like you imply and I don’t buy, you really need some love. Swim through the slime to find it as love is all around for most of us.

Good Citizen
Good Citizen
1 month ago
Reply to  DICK MOORE

Of course we have same thoughts and mine are just as dirty and low as yours. We are brothers. There have been some that have expressed love and meant it, but they have been hung on a cross or shot in the head. You and I will march them to to gas chamber, the weak, the disenfranchised, the women and the children and you and I will stand at the door of that gas chamber, watching and waiting and we will justify what we have done and what we will do. We are humans and if we could crawl on our bellies like a snake, we wouldn”t have the morality or character of a dog. The time will actually come when you and I will be dust and no one will no will ever know that we ever existed or morn our passing. Your ego will die with you and so will mine and good riddance.

Better Citizen
Better Citizen
1 month ago
Reply to  Good Citizen

You tell that Dick Moore how he is going to drown in the slime. You and I can slither through the slime and he can’t even swim.

Like to invite you next Sunday to my self help group at the Aurora Mental Health Center at 7 PM.

Good Citizen
Good Citizen
1 month ago
Reply to  Better Citizen

Thanks for the invite. Humans can’t help themselves. (Except to the money and lives of others)

john wilson
john wilson
1 month ago

The Supreme court corrected a wrong, just as it did in slavery and civil rights years ago. Why can’t Democrats understand, history will show abortion as a great evil as it now shows slavery, we just never seem to see the forest for the trees when we are in there…

Factory Working Orphan
Factory Working Orphan
1 month ago

Note that Dave Perry calls others “extremists” while pimping abortion on demand, which has never had more than 25% support even after 50 years of Roe. His precious enlightened European nations also have established limits, but don’t count on him to provide that for comparison, either. You know who does provide abortion on demand? China and North Korea.

Dave and his ilk are simply promoting what his commie fellow travelers in real, actual authoritarian states are already practicing. Don’t expect him to engage a sliver of self-awareness on this, however, since he doesn’t possess any to begin with.

Jose
Jose
1 month ago

And as far as bodily autonomy…..Perry had no problem usurping people’s bodies for an experimental vaccine injection.

Frank2525
Frank2525
1 month ago

Everyone needs to remember that Dave was writing about sports, on Rocky Mountain News, and Woody Paige wrote about sports on Denver Post, when both papers gave competitive information to entire state of Colorado. In those days, I was IN AIR FORCE, learning Radio, retraining from AVIONICs. Became Commander when Captain left on Emergency Leave, and CMSGT left to install SATCOM Terminal in California, then went on to Australia, to install another terminal. That was in 1972, when I shipped all equipment back to Army in NJ, then released subordinates to next assignments.

Had bought Aurora home in 1963, on my return from Goose Bay, Labrador, when Pres. Kennedy had problems with Russia installing Missiles in Cuba. I came to Lowry AFB, to teach Electronics Fundamentals to Military 1963 to 1965. Then to Texas to teach Greeks and Turks.

I told Dave Perry then he would never be a reporter, until he learned to write for both Conservatives, and Progressives. So he inherited Editor position, when reporters left for other work, or write for magazines. He told us in the years of his college days?

Jose
Jose
1 month ago

LOL. Democrats haven’t been this mad at Republicans since they took their slaves away.