Re Janice Wijnen’s “The right strikes back,” Letters, July 24:
The purpose of any court is to be impartial and rule justly! And for the Supreme Court, it’s to rule for the good of the American people.
I too was shocked when the court declared Obamacare constitutional. I guess the checks from the insurance company lobbyists didn’t clear in time to change the “GOP-controlled” court’s decision. Perhaps the court was influenced by the fact that Americans voted for President Obama twice on the promise that he would deliver on Obamacare — albeit a watered-down version, thanks to (you guessed it) the GOP.
Ms. Wijnen points out that Obama is half white. I doubt that the racists in Congress took that into account while voting against every program Obama tried to enact. Hence his “dictatorship.”
Does Ms. Wijnen believe (along with the GOP-Supreme Court that ruled the voting rights act was no longer necessary) that racism no longer exists? Perhaps she’ll use the example of Mississippi ratifying the 13th Amendment banning slavery ... last year. She goes on to defend Hobby Lobby on religious grounds. Would she still defend the owners if they were satanists? What if they were atheists and banned all religious paraphernalia on company property? Should employees suck it up and go find another job? As if it were so easy.
And as for the religious right and their faith in God? Webster’s definition of faith is: belief in, devotion to, or trust in somebody or something, especially without logical proof. Belief without, or in spite of, evidence. Enough said.
Women are denied contraception yet men are covered for Viagra? I’ll just say this: The Republican war on women is alive and well. And any “intelligent” woman who votes Republican is a fool.
The only thing Ms. Wijnen got right was “the truth is what is, not what one wants it to be.” And that truth is that the GOP is dying. And it will use every deceitful, immoral tactic available to gasp its last breath as it slowly sinks into the quicksand the rest of us refer to as the Holy Trinity of democracy, equality and science.