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Down and Dirty

Monday, 30 June 2003 12:00 AM

Here is the 'down and dirty' analysis of last week's monumental Supreme Court decisions upholding Positive Discrimination (what American liberals try to sugar-coat as Affirmative Action) and sodomy:

The Supreme Court – despite the lofty rhetoric, robes and impressive digs – is, in fact, a

The nine Justices are wary of shaking up the public

Positive Discrimination is a tricky and controversial issue. To ban it altogether – although probably the best course of events – would have been a wrenching decision that would have enflamed millions of people. Instead, the Court punted. It basically muddled the issue up enough to

If the public had been overwhelmingly anti-Affirmative Action/Positive Discrimination, then this so-called conservative court probably would have followed public opinion and outlawed it. But, like the true politicians they are, they stuck their wet fingers into the air and tested the breeze.

What did they feel? A mixed bag of public thoughts and prejudices that made them basically leave this subject to die its own death (hopefully) a generation down the road.

The Texas sodomy case is yet another perfect example of the Supreme Court bending to the prevailing

Since the Clintons were elected in 1992 and began their sex-crazed presidency with condoms on the Christmas trees and gays in the military, this country has basically adopted a libertarian point of view. The prevailing line is "What someone does in their private life is their own business." You hear this type of thinking

The pro-morality Christian movement is in the distinct minority politically in this country. And the Bush White House has deliberately stayed away from this type of issue because all the Bushes care about is getting re-elected.

The nine Justices have morphed over time into a mirror of the public at large: afraid to take a controversial stand on moral issues, with the exception of Scalia and Thomas.

What is the future of Roe vs. Wade? Will a future Supreme Court ever ban abortion?

No, it will never happen because to make all abortions illegal would be so disruptive as to tear this nation apart.

So, politicians running for office can promise to do this and that, but in reality the Supreme Court is afraid to make wrenching decisions. Yes, they may shave around the edges a bit on issues like parental notification and late-term procedures. But the basic 'right' of a woman to choose an abortion is

Over time, through education, adoption and abstinence programs, our nation may reduce the number of abortions performed in this country. But rights are never taken away. Once the Court or Congress gives a new 'right' or benefit (i.e., prescription drugs), it is virtually impossible to take that right away.

That is just plain political reality – and so are all decisions by the Supreme Court.

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