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Ray Haynes

Why Do Democrats Hate the Working Middle Class? Don’t Pay Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain

I was going to write my next article articulating why the Democrats hate the working middle class by pointing out how they systematically enact laws that attempt to replace the choice of California’s families for housing with the left’s definition of “good” housing.

Then, somewhere in the bowels of the bureaucracy of the United State Supreme Court, some drone released a draft opinion of the case where the Supreme Court Justices appear to have voted to reverse Roe v. Wade. Releasing the draft is an unprecedented breach of Supreme Court rules, norms and decorum, and it has caused the left to go completely bonkers.

Let’s leave aside the debate that, in 1972, the US Supreme Court decided that it was smarter than the governments of the 50 states, and decided to replace the decisions of the state legislators and Governors in those states with the decisions of nine people in black robes by creating a “constitutional” right that is not mentioned in the Constitution, and this current decision only sends that decision back to state decision makers. Let’s leave aside the moral debate on what rational constitutional discussion should include the right to take an innocent human life. Let’s also leave aside the discussion that the decision itself doesn’t make abortion illegal, it simply returns that decision to state legislators and the voters who vote for them. If the “right” to an abortion is as popular as the left think it is, one would think they would welcome having the “right” as a part of the political debate. I welcome that change, I would put my opinion on abortion before the voters in an election for a position in the state legislature, and let them decide whether they want me, or place some other person who believes in an unlimited right to kill babies, in the decision making position. But that’s me…

What I wish to address is the histrionics over the last several days from the Left. I start with the comments of our Governor, the “Arrogant Lazy Authoritarian in Charge” (ALAIC) Gavin Newsom. The one guy in this state who has deliberately trampled on the legislative process and the Constitutional rights of the people of this state screaming about how the Supreme Court is taking away a “constitutional right” and they are about to take away more.

Interestingly enough, this Supreme Court actually restored religious liberty to California after ALAIC Newsom took it away by executive order (one man, acting extra-constitutionally, claiming a questionable emergency power). The Supreme Court said that ALAIC Newsom violated the First Amendment of the US Constitution (which, by the way, specifically says the Government will do nothing to infringe on the “free exercise of religion”). ALAIC Newsom and various other government agencies cared not a whit for this specifically enumerated Constitutional right, but they are having fits about a so-called right that is not even in the Constitution. Hypocritical much?

Other examples. Congressman Eric Swalwell recently tweeted that the decision proves that Republicans want to outlaw “interracial marriage.” What? Not even a part of the debate.

Vice President Kamala Harris breathlessly proclaimed all of our “rights” are at risk. President Biden said no right is more important than the right to an abortion and wants Congress to enact a law making abortion legal everywhere, once again despite the fact that protection of that right is not one of the enumerated powers of Congress in the Constitution. It is clear that the Democrats see this as a “pathway” to victory in the elections this year.

So, they are yelling “pay no attention” to the real problems in this country, that is, out of control inflation, out of control crime, out of control gas and housing prices, a collapsing economy, a continual erosion of the presence of the United States on the international stage, a complete failure on their policies on homelessness, the continual expansion of an increasing useless government which comes with an increasing tax burden, their own intrusions on the actual enumerated rights of Americans by intrusive “emergency” powers, and the list goes on. These issues are the “man behind the curtain” that the “Wizards of Oz” in Washington and Sacramento want us to ignore. Vote for us in November, they are saying, and crime rates, taxes, gasoline and housing prices, and the number of homeless will rise, but you will still be able to kill babies with impunity. But that’s a good thing, I guess they think, because if your kids enter our educational system, they won’t learn anything anyway, since Democrat politicians are wholly owned subsidiaries of the Teachers’ Unions.

The Left will be aided by the press, which will continually try to focus public attention between now and the election on the question of abortion, and there is some evidence from 1991, in the aftermath of the Planned Parenthood v. Casey decision, that the voters might listen. If voters do listen, they will deserve the government they get, a government that will raise their taxes, continue to intrude on real constitutional rights, and allow criminals to run wild. That’s what happens when you don’t pay attention to the man behind the curtain.