There is a bigger picture to the uproar over the Supreme Court leak of a draft decision written in February. It is the left wing’s view of the institution as a rubber stamp for their agenda and the utter lack of respect for the court’s independence.
The story appeared on Politico at 8:32 pm EST Monday, and the reverberations were immediate. Cable news outlets and internet sources breathlessly examined the 98-page draft by Justice Samuel Alito declaring the end of Roe v. Wade.
A leak of this importance is unprecedented in Supreme Court history, though both the White House and Congress could fill volumes with revelations that were supposed to remain secret. And more importantly, it signals a pressure campaign aimed to politicize and intimidate the five justices who are reportedly ready to scuttle Roe.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is right on the money when he tweets that the left enjoys proclaiming that they fight to preserve “institutions and norms.” Besides being laughable considering the damage radicals do to the country daily, now there is this attempt to intimidate Supreme Court opinion.
It will be fascinating to see when the leaker will be identified — and they will be identified — how they will be feted by the left. Radicals have a long history of belief that the end justifies the means, as long as it’s their goals being pursued. It is highly likely that the person who did perhaps irrevocable damage to the Supreme Court will be made a hero, someone who sacrificed for the “greater good.”
Also worth watching is the Democrats’ and their allies’ propensity towards street violence if they do not get their way. Fences were hastily erected at the Supreme Court Monday evening after the leak was made public.
And as much as the leftists radicals desire to be let off the hook by a single incident of mob violence when Congress was stormed on January 6, 2021, it does not erase history. Hundreds of violent protests led to several deaths in the BLM protests of 2020 and their aftermath, and police precincts and other structures were torched coast to coast by peace-loving liberals.
The person who leaked the draft opinion has an agenda, and now the nation’s left has picked up that agenda for their own. It does not matter the damage done to the Supreme Court, only that their goals are reached. This scorched-Earth approach to the high court is something every law-abiding American should fear.