40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Why Do We Bother?

40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

 

We elect officials to enact and vote on laws in the manner the majority of his or her constituents prefer.  Today is the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.  For the first time a large majority of Americans believe that Roe should not be overturned by a count of 7 in 10.  In a poll of 1000 people taken just last week, 54% said that abortion should be legal.

At the same time, more States have acted to make obtaining an abortion more difficult.  And who are the majority of anti-abortion advocates?  You guessed it, the party that managed to get only a handful of votes from women, and minorities.  The G.O.P. has allowed the extreme religious right to do their thinking for them.

When did our government stop listening to the American people and make the obvious decision to govern under their own agenda?

Yesterday in his address to the nation after he was sworn in for the second time, President Obama repeated a phrase that clearly stated how government should operate.  That phrase is “by the People, for the People, and of the People”.

Congress has become elitist.  They clearly believe they are wiser and more important than those who elected them.  A 9% favorability rating should both embarrass them and move them to change, to work for the wishes of the people.

James Turnage
Columnist-The Guardian Express

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