I almost titled this several different ways. I thought about:
One Justice Two Justices
One Justice No Justice
One Justice Injustice
The Supreme Court had a Judge named Harry Blackmun who served from 1970 to 1994. I believe history will be most unkind to this particular man for the following reasons. He wrote the majority opinions on hundreds of Supreme Court decisions, most notably two of which I am considering today: The decision in Roe v. Wade, in 1973, as well as the decision of United States v. Sioux Nation in 1980.
Let me deal with the second decision first, in order to make my point. In the decision of United States v. Sioux Nation in 1980, the Court was tasked with deciding (roughly, more information below) whether the Sioux Nation had been deprived of their “Sacred” Black Hills without just compensation and in violation of prior treaties. In the majority opinion, Justice Harry A. Blackmun wrote,”A more ripe and rank case of dishonorable dealings will never, in all probability, be found in our history.” He was referring of course, to what was then perceived as a violation of the rights of the Sioux people in that the United States government stepped in and unilaterally amended earlier treaties, and in fact violated those treaties without any form of assent on the part of the Sioux Indian tribe, and with no just compensation being awarded to them at all.
I agree in principle. The part I disagree with, and the reason I am picking on Justice Blackmun is his use of the language in his opinion that says “A more ripe and rank case of dishonorable dealings will never, in all probability, be found in our history.” The reason I have highlighted this language for you and indeed quoted it twice is that it’s very important for you to realize just who Justice Blackmun is, and the other opinion which he wrote that will cause his name to be associated with one of the chief evils perpetrated by our government in the annals of history.
Justice Blackmun, you see, also wrote the majority opinion in the Roe v. Wade case in 1973, whereby the law of the land became the defacto “Right” of a woman, any woman, to obtain an abortion on demand for any and every reason. In that opinion, here is what Justice Blackmun wrote: “We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins. When those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy, and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, at this point in the development of man’s knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer.”
You see though, that the Supreme Court did indeed decide when “Life begins” as the result of its decision, the court granted permission for the mother of the baby to decide that life begins when she says that she wants the child. If the mother, often young, single, scared and desperate, decides that the child growing inside her is not wanted, then she was granted permission in the Roe v. Wade decision to kill it for any reason whatsoever, even though, according to Biology, the child growing inside her is fully human and fully alive! Justice Blackmun’s wording, or wistful evasion of the question about when life begins is nothing more than a ruse, an attempt to say that there was some disagreement about when the baby became a “Person” entitled to full rights and protection under the Constitution of the United States.
The Court had for years, sided on the conservative and ruled with caution on that very question when it came to the rights of mentally deficient persons, persons who were permanently disabled, or unconscious, or in comatose states, and so on. The Supreme Court, which should be the most conservative place on earth when it comes to protecting the rights of an individual, sided with the most liberal way of thinking on an issue, and equated itself with the likes of Adolph Hitler who decided that “Jews are not people.” Through Hitler’s decision, and the resulting laws established in Germany, the NAZI’s murdered over 6 million Jewish people, as well as over 5 million others who were deemed “Not fit to live”.
My point is that the Supreme Court, in taking the decision in 1973 about when a baby is or is not a “Person” set itself up as being completely arbitrary, and put the full power of the Supreme Court into the hands of a pregnant woman. Later decisions by the Supreme Court would allow girls as young as age 12 to make this same arbitrary decision, which when analyzed boils down to be all about “Convenience” since the girl may decide the baby is not worth having simply because she is not able to care for it, being as yet, in school, or still with her parents, or any number of arbitrary reasons.
Thus, in my opinion, when Justice Blackmun wrote in 1980 that “A more ripe and rank case of dishonorable dealings will never, in all probability, be found in our history”, I believe he was not just wrong, but as hypocritical as a hypocrite can be! He himself wrote the majority opinion only 7 years prior, on a decision that spelled the murder of over 60 million babies (and counting) in the United States alone. He also set the stage for the liberal meltdown of our entire Judicial System and the eventual demise of the “Rule of Law” in our once great nation. If a court places its power in the hands of a scared young girl, who is to say they won’t place it in the hands of a mad man?
So, if you’ve ever wondered what happened to our country, and why things seem to have changed so much, my argument is you need look no further than 1973. The preparation for this decision, of course, started much earlier. The liberal elements in this country worked very hard to get this particular case into the Supreme Court, as well as to “Stack the deck” by appointing liberal judges to the court who would rule in this way, and thus strip the court of “Justice for all”. We have slid further into the pit of darkness since that time, and in fact are accelerating today faster than we would have imagined back then. It is safe to say today that there is no longer much, if any, justice in this country, and that things will only get worse as time goes on.