What America Should Learn From the Last Supreme Court Session

This past Supreme Court session was a huge win for Americanism and for the U.S. Constitution.

The most obvious example was the Court’s 6-3 opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which returned questions relating to the legality of abortion to the states, thereby overruling Roe v. Wade of 1973 and Planned Parenthood v. Casey of 1992, both of which paved the way for the legalization of abortion throughout the United States.

Other wins for the Constitution included New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen, which overruled New York’s law that required citizens to show “proper cause” for carrying a handgun, Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, which reiterated the right to engage in personal religious practices in public under the free exercise and free speech rights in the First Amendment, and Carson v. Makin, which overruled a Maine law that prohibited funds from its state tuition assistance program going to religious schools.

These are all incredible developments for the country in and of themselves, but, taken together, represent a common theme. 

Underneath the opinions written by the majorities in each case, the opinions each give the individual a sense of self and dignity and attest that the human being is made in the image of God, who gave us our unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Regarding Dobbs, the dichotomy between the two factions is obvious. The Court, by ruling there is no constitutional right to an abortion, emphasized that the unborn person has the same worth and dignity as everyone else. Every person on earth, whether born or unborn, has the same status of being made in God’s image and should be treated as such.

One can make this argument regarding the Court’s decisions to protect the First and Second Amendments as well. A person is shown to have ultimate agency when he or she has self-protection via a firearm, when he or she is guaranteed the right to pray in public, and when a parent has the same opportunities to enroll his or her children in the school of his or her choice. The outcomes of these cases reiterate the fundamental truth—that we answer to no one other than God when exercising our rights.

But we on the side of liberty and Americanism may not always be so fortunate. We may not win every election or court case. Hence, while we should be grateful, we should always be vigilant, never give the Left an inch and always value our liberty like our lives depend on it.

About Jeremy Frankel

Jeremy Frankel is a political analyst and writer whose work has been featured in numerous publications and by multiple TV and radio shows. Follow him on Twitter @frankeljeremy and Parler @JeremyFrankel.

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