Saturday, April 17, 2010

1973 Started it All

I am willing to accept that I may be wrong on this theory, but it's worth considering.

The great turning point of political history was theRoe v. Wade decision. Why do I say that?

1. It mobilized a lot of people who were appalled by the numbers of abortions and the reasoning behind the decision.

2. It made people realize (or at least gave fuel to the argument) about activist judges.

3. It led many people to change parties.

4. It led many Republican politicians to deceive many Americans, especially naive Christians, that they would do something about the issue.

5. It changed the dynamic of church/state involvement in politics, for better or worse.

6. It established a litmus test for Supreme Court and other federal judges.

Did the Warren court know they would do that? The evidence is that they thought they were solving a social problem (not sure which one). Law of unintended consequences.

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