Posted June 26, 2022
This is a station editorial, I'm Randal J. Miller, station president.
Rulings by the U-S Supreme Court on June 23rd and 24th on 2 emotional issues, has re-charged discussions on gun control and abortion.
On June 23rd, the Court ruled that New York State's restrictive conceal-carry gun law was unconstitutional.
The Court announced 2 rulings on June 24th. The first centered on a Mississippi law that banned abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The State of Mississippi asked the Supreme Court to strike down a lower court ruling that stopped the 15-week abortion ban from taking place. The Court voted 6 to 3 to uphold the Mississippi ban.
The second ruling the Court announced June 24th, was the pivotal one. Voting 5 to 4, the Court said that a right to an abortion is not a constitutional right, and moving the issue to states to decide individually. This overturned the Court's 1973 ruling of Roe versus Wade.
Those on both sides of both rulings, vowed that they would carry their fight into the mid-term elections.
Here's my fear. On these and many other issues on the federal, state, and even local levels, the way the Founding Fathers set up our republic over 200 years ago, will begin to unravel. As I've said in editorials for over 2 years, the answer to any issue—controversial or not—is in the middle, but in this emotionally-charged, politically-charged time we're living in, no one is willing to compromise.
The sad part of all this, is that the segregation civil rights leaders fought to stop in the last century, is re-emerging as what I'm calling political segregation. If you believe what a red state believes in, you may decide to make that state your new residence, and ditto if you believe in policies of a blue state. People still vote with their pocketbooks. But, the furthering of what I'm calling the political segregation of our country, may be a result.
All this will further divide an already-divided country. No one is willing to meet in the middle.
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