July 9, 2018

If Roe v Wade is overturned

Sam Smith - If Roe v Wade is overturned - more than four decades after it was approved by the Supreme Court, it will be a strong indicator that we are dealing with a new confederacy - albeit not all in the South. Until the civil rights movement of the 1960s, the old confederacy continued in many ways despite the South's presumed loss of the Civil War, most notably with ethnic segregation.

An overturning of Roe v Wade would be a major marker that America has reverted into two nations: one that supports the consensus of thought over the past 80 years and those who wish to repeal its assets. In the case of abortion, 63% of Americans support Roe v. Wade, but 58 percent of Republicans disagree with the court case A majority of every other group by party, gender, education, age and racial group agrees with it,

A victory by the right on Roe V Wade would be only one of the potentially corrupt decisions of the Supreme Court: labor, gays and the environment are all probable victims as well.

Part of the response to such a disaster should include not only the issues themselves but the geography of those opposed to current policies. This includes not only parts of the South but other states that belong to the new confederacy.

Any state that, following a Supreme Court ruling, passes laws undermining the country's progress on a particular issue should be immediately subjected to a mass boycott. This would involve discouraging travel, events and business with those in such states.

In addition, leading businesses in such states should be hit with a boycott unless they publicly reject a right wing Supreme Court decision. Just as an example, here are some of the major businesses in a few southern states:
  • Mississippi: Nissan, Ashley Furnture
  • South Carolina: Michelan Tire
  • Arkansas: Walmart, Dillards
The new confederacy is attempting to destroy the consensus of national union.  It needs to be treated as the destructive force that it is.

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