What is happening to the so called “Land of the Free”

Back in May I wrote about my opinions on, at the time, the idea of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Now a little over two months later, the Supreme Court has indeed overturned it and with every passing day it seems America is becoming a land of anarchy.

In a nation where the majority sided with Roe v. Wade being left alone, it still got overturned. In the same realm of majority, over 50% of Americans believe there should be a ban on the sale of assault rifles but instead the Supreme Court and Congress decide they should take away rights of women.

They don’t care about the children, they’re forcing kids to be born just for them to go to school with the possibility of there being a shooting. The Uvalde shooting footage finally got released and it is utterly sickening.

“The sound of children screaming has been removed”

That one sentence is going to haunt me for many years to come. Congress let that happen by not restricting assault rifles sooner, Congress let that happen by not ending the filibuster, Congress let that happen by worrying too much about whether or not women should have a choice about their own body.

You have to be a different type of sick person to in the first place say the issue was the doors of Robb Elementary, when 77 minutes went by before the gunman.was apprehended. There have been 27 school shootings in the U.S. this year alone, and there has been no action from Congress or the Supreme Court to stop them in the future.

According to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA) there have been over 300 mass shootings in 2022 alone. All this is happening while the Supreme Court is deciding that a public school football coach can lead prayer in the middle of the field.

Now I believe that anyone can choose to follow any religion, but as Justice Sonia Sotomayor put it, “In doing so the court sets us further down a perilous path in forcing states to entangle themselves with religion, with all of our rights hanging in the balance.” I think we know how the story would go if it was someone that wasn’t part of the Christian faith.

Other Justices like Clarence Thomas feel differently, and he is potentially one of the worst of the bunch. He has on record stated the Court should reconsider due process precedents like Griswold v. Connecticut (right of married persons to obtain contraceptives), Lawrence v. Texas (right to engage in private, consensual sexual acts) and Obergefell v. Hodges (right to same-sex marriage).

One of the many issues with the Supreme Court is the number of Justices, where we now have 13 circuit courts. There should be a Justice to represent each circuit court as when the last time nine Justices was established there were nine circuit courts.

Another issue is the age of the Justices, where four of the nine are of the age 67 or higher. The only time this has ever really been challenged was when Franklin Roosevelt proposed that any Justice over 70 must resign.

Not to mention all of this and more is happening while our planet is quite literally dying. No one in power seems to be in a hurry to even try to fix what big businesses and billionaires are doing to our planet.

I really don’t know what is to come of this country we live in, as it seems like every week there is a new issue arising. I’m honestly scared of what is going to happen next, I want to say I’m confident everything will be fine but I just can’t and it’s sad.