Samantha Bee has found a new reason to be relevant with the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Bee has taken her opportunity to join other Democrats who want people to intimidate Supreme Court Justices because of their decision.
On Bee’s show, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, she said, “We have to raise hell in our cities, in Washington, in every restaurant Justice Alito eats at for the rest of his life. Because if Republicans have made our lives hell, it’s time to return the favor.”
The obvious end goal is to make sure that Alito, and other Justices who won’t bow down to Democrats’ demands, aren’t able to continue living in a peaceful society. That tactic isn’t going to work and it’s never worked.
Bee continued, “I can’t describe how painful it is to be here now in a place where the Supreme Court has the power to erase 50 years of constitutional law. Make no mistake, this is not where it ends. Conservatives will not rest until they have come for all of our rights.”
Women aren’t actually losing the ability to have an abortion. States have the right to allow or disallow abortion under their own terms. Or, even though it may seem like a wild thought, take precautions to not get pregnant.
Bee only recently became a United States citizen in 2014; perhaps she should have done more research about how this country works before making that decision. If Bee doesn’t like the way this country operates, then she should go back to Canada.
The Supreme Court has been overturning prior decisions well before Bee became a citizen, certainly before she was born. In 1932, Justice Louis Brandeis said, “Stare decisis is usually the wise policy, because in most matters it is more important that the applicable rule of law be settled than that it be settled right. But in cases involving the Federal Constitution, where correction through legislative action is practically impossible, this Court has often overruled its earlier decisions.”
To name a few, West Coast Hotel Company v. Parrish (1937) overturned a previous ruling and made it constitutional for women to have a minimum wage, Minersville School District v. Gobitis (1940) affirmed that public schools aren’t allowed to force students to salute the American flag, and Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954) affirmed that separate but equal policy violated the 14th Amendment.
Democrats don’t seem to be upset about those Supreme Court cases being overturned even though precedent for each had been set years earlier.
Bee said, “Everything we have fought for could be lost unless we take it back. It’s not just about voting in November, it’s about doing everything in our power to protect and help vulnerable people access abortion across state lines…”
Take what back, exactly? Democrats have a majority in Congress and the presidency. Isn’t that what they wanted? If it’s not working out for them then they need to speak to their own politicians instead of aimlessly targeting Republicans.