Just When I Think There’s Hope

Something happens that erases all bits of that hope. Just when our government seems to be ready to actually pass a bipartisan bill that is the beginning of smart gun controls, it turns around and does something else that knocks me off my feet.

Why was Roe vs Wade constitutional 50 years ago and now it is not? Why are we concerned enough about mass shootings to actually do something to try to cut down that number of deaths, and then SCOTUS strikes down a New York law trying to manage guns in the public to some degree.

Add to that Clarence Thomas thinking SCOTUS should re-examine same sex marriage. Yes, Clarence Thomas whose wife Ginny is a promoter of false information, who supports Trump’s erroneous claims that the 2020 election was fraudulent. Why is that man even on the Supreme Court? He who was charged with sexual advances on Anita Hill – as Kavanaugh was, but still got approval to be a Supreme Court Justice.

Riddle From the Middle voiced my thoughts very well – it seems women’s freedoms are under attack, and men are free to do anything they wish. We talk about equality – we talk about being a “great nation” – we talk the talk, but we do not walk the walk. I am angry, incensed, frustrated, sad, not so proud of this country as I used to be some years ago.

Where is the fairness? Where is the equality? Where is common sense?

Can we get a do-over, please?

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30 Responses to Just When I Think There’s Hope

  1. My daughter just walked up to me and said “why are we (India) considered a backward nation?” She looked pretty pissed.
    I was too, when I read that in addition to the above, the SC has also struck down the handgun ruling of NY.

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    • Carol says:

      It makes absolutely no sense, does it? My head aches, my heart hurts, my anger is volcanic.

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      • My two best friends who live in the US are distraught. One of them says “oh here, they only want the baby to be born. After that, who gives a shit what happens to them”. I am pissed for them, and for all of you.
        I have had an abortion because I did not want another baby. Period. I know what it feels like. I am sorry that many many women in your country would not be able to henceforth.

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        • Carol says:

          Your friend is right, sadly. I have no doubt that the very same people who are anti-abortion, “save the lives of babies” people, are also anti-gun-control supporters. And I think they are the same people who oppose welfare assistance, which is often needed because they have too many children to support. We no longer think, we just react.

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  2. Robin says:

    I am livid. Grieving. Sick. I don’t want to be a part of this country anymore.

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  3. lois says:

    George Carlin did a comedy routine about abortion and women’s rights back in 1996. Funny. Now? Ironic. You were right, George. Absofreakinlutely right.

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  4. Sadje says:

    It’s a total chaos

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  5. It’s a terrible thing that they have done. I feel for people in America as soon the only people with rights may be old white men.

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  6. Jim says:

    whereas I don’t agree with certain aspects of the abortion discussion, I do concede that no one and no government in this country has a right to tell anyone what to do with their body. a woman’s choice is still a unilateral decision and a unilateral right. This is about control and an attack on equal rights.

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  7. Fandango says:

    It’s a sad day — or yet another in a series of sad days — for America.

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  8. I’m pretty disappointed as well. I can’t tell you the number of arguments I have had… I could …but I just can’t!

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  9. Oh Carol, hurt, anger, sadness, bitterness, and weary determination all describe how i feel. It is nice to be ih Mexico, somewhat removed from the center of chaos, but the truth is, I am an American and I’m embarrassed for my country, and want the Amerifcan people to rebel against this minority mindset. But, fearful they will not.

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    • Carol says:

      Some of them will, but since our lawmakers cannot get it together for long enough to do much, the majority according to the polls, will not prevail. The lawmaker do deserve credit for getting together long enough to pass a bill that gives the beginnings of reasonable gun controls, but based on recent history, that won’t happen often. I fear the beginnings of the loss of more freedoms – and the phrase “freedom for all” will be whittled away. I fear it will become “freedom for straight white men”.

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  10. dawnkinster says:

    It’s inconceivable and yet inevitable. What one man can do to an entire country is scary. That so many people followed (and still follow) him is even scarier.

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