Fighting Back a Rogue Supreme CourtJan 30 12:23
Today's New York Times has an interesting editorial on the toll conservative judges have taken on our nation’s civil rights laws. The point of the article is that while perhaps past Courts gave loose, law-making broad interpretations of legislation that provided more rights than Congress was willing to concede, today's Court is serving up cramped, law-breaking rulings that strip rights Congress most certainly intended to promulgate.
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1. nowwomyn | Jan 30 09:12
You are right on. Equality for all, whether that be people with disabilities, women, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender people, or people of color, or people of differnent ethnicities or religions, or.... is a basis of our freedom. This court is tearing back the fabric of our culture and country. We need to have Congress and the people stand for for our rights for fair access to employment, education, housing, and public accommodations. Both Restoration acts mentioned in your blog do just that. Keep up the good work, and everyone who reads these comments, you too, speak out. Thank you!
2. Samithius | Jan 30 10:06
Yes people with disabilities unite. If we all sit on the sidelines and expect the Supreme Court or Congress to do the right thing, we will still be as women before they could vote, or the Civil Rights Act. We need a We are disabled but not stupid Act. Many of us have worked 30 to 40 years, become disabled and become invisible. We need a national Health Care Plan. That's it. We are the richest nation in the world, bailing out the Worlds Fat Cats. I feel that we need to stop all these weapons programs. At least until we fix our social problems. We already have enough Nukes to blow up any country we want if we need to. Let's keep our Military strong, and allow the disabled, the poor, under educated citizen's to make a living. We need to re-build our infastructure, we need to build community homes for the elderly, community homes for the disabled. Allow us our dignity and especially our rights as citizens of the United States of America, we need the will of those in power.