Democrats, who favor keeping abortion legal, have won the popular vote in seven of the last eight presidential elections.

But Republicans won the presidency in three of those eight elections, thanks to the vagaries of the Electoral College. And the Republican presidents elected by the minority still got the right to nominate Supreme Court justices.

Similarly, Republicans in the Senate represent far less than half of the nation’s population.

The Republican indifference to majority rule in undoing Roe threatens to tear this already fractured country apart. The only comparable ruling would be the pro-slavery Dred Scott decision, which precipitated the Civil War.

— Juan Williams for The Hill

Does anyone remember when Juan Williams used to be one of the most level-headed and reasonable voices of the left?

Yeah. Me too.

Published On: May 23rd, 2022Categories: Politics

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I am a journalist and erstwhile web designer from East Tennessee. Home is on the eastern border of the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. I write for a living, but not here ... because nobody is paying money for my opinions (except the New York Post, just once, and Donald Trump retweeted it).