I thought about writing a long, acerbic piece about Roe V. Wade, the SCOTUS decision handed down forty years ago today.
About how the decision – which sniffed imaginary emanations of penumbras from between the lines of the Constitution – was an incredibly badly-written decision. About how it was a deeply wrong-headed over-run of the Tenth Amendment. About the two-faced notion of “rights” that it bequeathed to a couple of generations of identity feminists.
But honestly, it’s all too depressing. If I were to write a history of the decline and fall of the United States, Roe would have a chapter of its own.
Not just because it legalized infanticide – although that is damning enough.
But because it was, and is, emblematic of the trivialization of thought, of logic and of reason that is degrading our society at every level today.
So celebrate like it’s 1999, baby-killers.