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Conservatives can't sleep on the fight
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Posted By: Judy W., 10/23/2023 9:27:51 AM

On the first Monday of each October, the U.S. Supreme Court begins hearing cases for its new term. There’s no doubt that the decisions reached there reverberate throughout the country. But as Chief Judge Jeffrey Sutton, who serves on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reminded everyone in his book, 51 Imperfect Solutions, state constitutions provide many rights and remedies not available under the U.S. Constitution, and that state courts are charged with interpreting and enforcing those rights. (Snip) With the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision, which overturned Roe v. Wade and returned power “to the people and their elected representatives,” state constitutions and state supreme court decisions interpreting


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 10/23/2023 10:23:52 AM (No. 1584056)
When Republicans took over both houses of the WV legislature in 2014, one of the first things they did was make all judicial elections non-partisan. From the lowest magistrate to the Supreme Court. A huge, stupid mistake. So now, not only can voters not tell the ideology of candidates, the elections occur during the primary when the fewest amount of voters vote.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Geoman 10/23/2023 11:24:52 AM (No. 1584101)
What constitutes or defines a conservative sure has changed a lot between Ronald Regan and Donald Trump. Given the only historic place for politically conservative Americans to go has been the Republican Party, our newer self-proclaimed "conservatives," and their self-aggrandizing, anarchist pundits, can't destroy Republicans and their Party fast enough. Somehow, here on, Trump virtue signaling seems to require taking shots at any Republican not named Trump, which begs the question of how RINO is defined, especially since many Trump supporters ignored his consistent words of support for McCarthy and couldn't rest until he was booted from his speaker position, seemingly for voting like President Trump, vis-a-vis spending legislation. Trump never compromised on any principle to keep our government open, until he did. In his book, 11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative , biographer and researcher, Paul Kengor, analyzes Ronald Reagan's speeches and actions to paint a condensed but accurate picture of his beliefs. Kengor identifies these principles that lie at the crux of Reagan's conservatism; Freedom, Faith, Family, Sanctity and Dignity of Human Life, American Exceptionalism, The Founders' Wisdom and Vision, Lower Taxes, Limited Government, Peace Through Strength, Anti-Communism, and Belief in the Individual. I suppose that could be improved upon but I'm good with Kengor's compilation and synthesis.
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