Letters to the Editor

Supreme Court is most dangerous branch of government

Recently some friends went to a reveal party. It’s one of those affairs where an expectant couple “reveals” the sex of their unborn child. Ta dah! Back in my day we found out the sex, sure enough, but we didn’t have a party. And, of course, in my parents’ time the reveal happened one second after birth.

On occasion I stand on the sidewalk in front of the Granite City abortion clinic and watch as women, often accompanied by their “no child support for me” partners, enter said facility to have their “not a baby” removed. And I wonder to myself, why do some “know” that there’s obviously a baby in there; and why do others resist this knowledge? Answer: the Supreme Court.

A reminder: voters did not choose abortion on demand; seven University sired jurists did. And, as a result, multiplied millions of Americans have not had the privilege of being revealed, born and loved. So, I say, without qualm or remorse that the most dangerous branch of the federal government is, and has been, the Supreme Court. Why? Because with a simple consensus the near-sacred Constitution may be altered to fit their ideological belief. Yes, from the Dred Scott case, to Roe v. Wade and beyond, their gross error becomes our epitaph. It is my prayer, therefore, that God raise up champions in this day to construct and codify a solution that will more easily remove the apostate without civil war or crossed-fingered selection. It’s long overdue.

Robert Edwards, Granite City