Relying on the courts and executive action

Ok, the Supreme Court is about to move rightward. Yes, the Republicans will vote to confirm Cavanaugh and, for the record, if the Democratic Senate leadership wants to “give permission” for some red state Democrats to vote “yea”, that is ok with me.

Yes, retaking the Senate appears to be unlikely (but still possible) in 2018, but saving as many seats as possible gives us a better shot in 2020, and yes, control of the Senate means having some red state Democrats who *will* vote against us from time to time. But control of the Senate means setting the calendar, allowing bills to come to the floor for a vote, etc.

But, yes, there are many things (not just Roe vs. Wade) that the court is protecting us from. Getting these protections via acts of Congress or the state legislatures is far better, and we had better work on that.

Yes, I “get it”; some things are “rights” and shouldn’t be subject to the whims of the majority. But still; get Congress (and state houses) to pass some of these; that is far sturdier.

Workout notes: 3 mile treadmill run; 10 minute warm up and 19 minutes at 6.7 mph (8:57 mpm) (0.5 grade) followed by a short walk to get to 5K. I’ll go a bit longer tomorrow.

July 11, 2018 - Posted by | politics, politics/social, running, social/political

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