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Democrats Overreached Again, This Time on Abortion

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11.07.2022

There is an expression, “The perfect is the enemy of the good” which encapsulates the danger of overreaching.

We can fiddle with things incessantly, trying to move from a good outcome to a perfect one, and in the process destroy what we are trying to fix or create. Sometimes taking a par, rather than trying for birdie and ending up in the water, is the best course of action, on the golf course, and in life.

Democrats learned this the hard way on abortion, as they have on other issues. Overtaxing and overregulating Americans into economic malaise of inflation and recession generally leads to a shift in political power in Washington D.C., driving the tax-and-spend party, typically Democrats, into the electoral wilderness as history has shown and as may repeat later this year.

Abortion is the latest example of overreach, not quitting at the good, but pushing for the perfect, at least in their minds, and watching their house of cards come tumbling down. I speak of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.

Roe was decided incorrectly, as even liberal former SCOTUS Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg explained: "Doctrinal limbs too swiftly shaped...may prove unstable." She was prophetic given the recent SCOTUS overturning of Roe.

The liberal bloc of justices in 1973 somehow found a right to abortion in the U.S. Constitution under a “penumbra of privacy,” something that doesn’t exist in the Constitution, which is the point Ginsburg was making.

After the Roe decision, there were no calls to expand the Supreme Court or eliminate the filibuster for Senate judicial appointments. But leave it to the Democrats and their overreach, as that is exactly what they are pushing for.

Since Roe, abortion was legal in America, although with some stipulation as Roe didn’t grant carte blanche to abortion. There were limits, unlike what some current state laws allow, including my state of Colorado, where unrestricted........

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