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By John Derbyshire on 06/24/2022

JOHN DERBYSHIRE: The Spirit Of Scalia And The End Of ROE v. WADE

Earlier: Peter Brimelow On Judicial Imperialism In FORBES...THIRTY [FIVE] YEARS AGO!

While I was putting together my notes for today's podcast, the news came out that, as leaked a few days ago, the U.S. Supreme Court has indeed reversed the 1973 abortion decision Roe v. Wade.

You can read it below, with tendentious annotations from the New York Times, or take it plain in PDF here.

There is, after all, the Supremes have ruled, no national right to an abortion hidden in the cracks and fissures of the U.S. Constitution. If Americans at large would like there to be such a national law, they should lobby their senators and congressmen to write and enact one. Should whatever is written and enacted then be judged unconstitutional by the court, citizens should agitate for an appropriate constitutional amendment.

That's the system we have and have had since the Founding. But since the mid-1960s it has been corrupted by judicial imperialism, aided and abetted by Congress failing to carry out its proper functions.

There have been a few jurists aware of the problem, and vocal in their written opinions that it is not the job of the courts to legislate; but their voices have been drowned out by the modern liberal intelligentsia, which has included most of our lawyers and judges.

My favorite of those few dissident voices: the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who left us six years ago. When I saw this morning's news my first thought was: "Ah, the Spirit of Scalia!" Apparently, the late Justice's spirit is indeed active in the Roberts court.

I mentioned constitutional amendments. When was the last one, do you know? Answer

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Earlier: John Oliver Point-And-Sputters At Blake Masters And VDARE.com

If stopping “gun crime” or “gun violence” is the Gordian Knot of contemporary criminal justice matters, then Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters might be Alexander the Great. With three words, he sliced through the problem by equating gun crime in America with “black people, frankly” [Blake Masters Blames Gun Violence on ‘Black People, Frankly’, By Roger Sollenberger, Daily Beast, June 6, 2022]. You read that correctly. Masters had the courage to say what needs to be said: Blacks with guns, not guns themselves, cause almost all the mayhem and murder in “urban” America. This VDARE.com survey of every major city proves Masters right.

Masters uttered the unutterable in an interview with podcaster Jeff Oravits on April 11.

“We do have a gun violence problem in this country, and it’s gang violence,” Masters said:

“It’s people in Chicago, St. Louis shooting each other. Very often, you know, Black people, frankly. … And the Democrats don’t want to do anything about that.”

The commissars in the Main Stream Media quickly quickly published point-and-splutter headlines:

The implication, of course, is that Masters is wrong; i.e., that blacks behaving badly with guns is not the main crime problem in America’s most dangerous cities, and that Masters, as Rolling Stone proclaimed, “has leaned on both guns and racism throughout his bid for Congress.”

For the record, Masters is running for the Senate, not "Congress". But what do you expect from the magazine that manufactured the U.Va. Rape Hoax?

But let’s look at the facts in six major cities:

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By John Derbyshire on 06/24/2022

JOHN DERBYSHIRE: The Spirit Of Scalia And The End Of ROE v. WADE

Earlier: Peter Brimelow On Judicial Imperialism In FORBES...THIRTY [FIVE] YEARS AGO!

While I was putting together my notes for today's podcast, the news came out that, as leaked a few days ago, the U.S. Supreme Court has indeed reversed the 1973 abortion decision Roe v. Wade.

You can read it below, with tendentious annotations from the New York Times, or take it plain in PDF here.

There is, after all, the Supremes have ruled, no national right to an abortion hidden in the cracks and fissures of the U.S. Constitution. If Americans at large would like there to be such a national law, they should lobby their senators and congressmen to write and enact one. Should whatever is written and enacted then be judged unconstitutional by the court, citizens should agitate for an appropriate constitutional amendment.

That's the system we have and have had since the Founding. But since the mid-1960s it has been corrupted by judicial imperialism, aided and abetted by Congress failing to carry out its proper functions.

There have been a few jurists aware of the problem, and vocal in their written opinions that it is not the job of the courts to legislate; but their voices have been drowned out by the modern liberal intelligentsia, which has included most of our lawyers and judges.

My favorite of those few dissident voices: the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who left us six years ago. When I saw this morning's news my first thought was: "Ah, the Spirit of Scalia!" Apparently, the late Justice's spirit is indeed active in the Roberts court.

I mentioned constitutional amendments. When was the last one, do you know? Answer

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By Jack Dalton on 06/23/2022

Earlier: John Oliver Point-And-Sputters At Blake Masters And VDARE.com

If stopping “gun crime” or “gun violence” is the Gordian Knot of contemporary criminal justice matters, then Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters might be Alexander the Great. With three words, he sliced through the problem by equating gun crime in America with “black people, frankly” [Blake Masters Blames Gun Violence on ‘Black People, Frankly’, By Roger Sollenberger, Daily Beast, June 6, 2022]. You read that correctly. Masters had the courage to say what needs to be said: Blacks with guns, not guns themselves, cause almost all the mayhem and murder in “urban” America. This VDARE.com survey of every major city proves Masters right.

Masters uttered the unutterable in an interview with podcaster Jeff Oravits on April 11.

“We do have a gun violence problem in this country, and it’s gang violence,” Masters said:

“It’s people in Chicago, St. Louis shooting each other. Very often, you know, Black people, frankly. … And the Democrats don’t want to do anything about that.”

The commissars in the Main Stream Media quickly quickly published point-and-splutter headlines:

The implication, of course, is that Masters is wrong; i.e., that blacks behaving badly with guns is not the main crime problem in America’s most dangerous cities, and that Masters, as Rolling Stone proclaimed, “has leaned on both guns and racism throughout his bid for Congress.”

For the record, Masters is running for the Senate, not "Congress". But what do you expect from the magazine that manufactured the U.Va. Rape Hoax?

But let’s look at the facts in six major cities:

By Ann Coulter on 06/22/2022

Subscribe to Ann Coulter's Substack UNSAFE.

Bill Barr, two-time attorney general and one of approximately 2.5 members of the Trump administration to leave with his reputation intact, has also written one of only two books about that administration worth reading, “One Damn Thing After Another.” I’ve read 'em all. At least partially. Most did not merit more than a quick skim.

[For those interested, the other book about the Trump administration worth reading is Michael Wolfe’s “Fire and Fury,” but judging by its sales, you probably already have this book.]

I’ve been a fan of Barr’s since long before he worked for Trump, and was thrilled when he became Trump’s A.G. But when I got to Barr’s description of Trump’s appeal—which went on for pages and pages!—I wanted to throw the book out the window.

You can probably guess where I’m headed.

By Barr’s lights, none of Trump’s positives involved...immigration.

They will not learn. No matter what we do, no matter how many times Americans tell pollsters they want less immigration, no matter how loudly we beg Washington to halt the endless flow of the third world into our country, the ruling class refuses

By Pedro de Alvarado on 06/21/2022

Earlier, November 2020: POLITICO Discovers Trump-Supporting Tejanos on the Border

If only because of the illegal-alien invasion at the southwest border, Republicans have been rightly optimistic about crushing Biden’s party in November. And Mexico-born Mayra Flores’ victory in the special election for Texas 34th congressional district has reinforced those not-unwarranted hopes [Newly elected Mayra Flores on Democrats: ‘They feel entitled to our vote,’ by David Cohen, Politico, June 19, 2022]. But GOP strategists must not imagine that Flores’ success means Hispanics are running to the GOP nationwide, so they just need to continue tilting at the windmill of the Hispanic vote while ignoring the white middle class. South Texas is unique, and very unlike the major cities where Hispanics are monolithically Democrat and will certainly stay that way.

TX-34 is 85 percent Hispanic and it has been solidly Democrat for ages [Republicans flip U.S. House seat in South Texas, historically a Democratic stronghold, by Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune, June 14, 2022]. Incumbent Rep. Filemon Vela Jr. announced in March 2021 that he would not run for re-election, despite winning 55-42 in 2020. Perhaps significantly, Joe Biden won the district by a smaller margin, 51-37. For perspective, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton won the district handily during their presidential runs in 2012 and 2016: 61-38 and 59-37 respectively.

Vela quit to accept a job with the K Street Bandits at the Akin Gump lobbying firm [The Texas Tribune U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela will resign early from Congress, by Abby Livingston, Texas Tribune, March 24, 2022]. Flores will finish Vela’s term, and in November she’ll tackle Rep. Vicente Gonzalez in the newly redrawn TX-34.

Flores’ background is unusual. She was born in Tamaulipas State in Mexico, and her husband is a Border Patrol agent—named John Vallejo, a typically assimilated Tejano name. This illustrates a point repeatedly made by VDARE.com’s Allan Wall: not all Mexican-Americans are keen about mass migration. Unlike mass migration boosters such as white Conquistador-American Jorge Ramos, who likely enjoys the services of a helot class of servants, many Hispanics must deal with illegal aliens in the workforce and recognize that they push down wages. 

As for Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, he has represented the 15th district since 2017. Once a safe Democratic district, it’s become more competitive in the past decade. Hilary Clinton won the district by a comfortable 56-40, though in 2020 Biden defeated Donald Trump by a thin two points, 50-48. Gonzalez won by just three points, 50-47. My guess: Flores may prevail because 2022 looks like an awful year for Democrats, but it will be tough.

So yes, appearances are, South Texas Hispanics are tilting Republican. Most notable was Republican success in Zapata County. Democrats

By Michelle Malkin on 06/21/2022

Earlier: “Red Flag" Anarcho-Tyranny In Washington State—LGBT Enforcers Arrest Christian Patriot For Quoting The Bible

Here we go again. The Beltway Swamp's ineluctable impulse to (Pretend To) Do Something in the wake of a mass school shooting committed by a homicidal maniac has put America on the brink of greenlighting untold civil liberties abuses in the name of "safety." The grandstanding gun-grabbing reflex is a hard habit to break.

Shamefully, 10 zucchini noodle-spined Senate Republicans led by Texas GOP Sen. John Cornyn back a federal gun-control plan that would bribe states to adopt so-called "red-flag" (a.k.a. Extreme Risk Protection Order) laws. These psychological profiling weapons—now in effect in 19 states—empower disgruntled strangers, duplicitous family members, biased police and ideologically driven judges to disarm citizens by labeling them mental health threats to themselves and others. Anti-Second Amendment activists cite scientific research like a new University of California, Davis, study as evidence that red-flag laws are "saving lives." But the science is untrustworthy.

Effectiveness data are limited. "Part of the problem," two researchers

By James Kirkpatrick on 06/20/2022

Sunday’s legislative elections in France saw a historic success for Marine Le Pen and her rebranded National Rally, one few saw coming [Marine Le Pen’s far-right party gains newfound power in French election, by Abigail Adcox, Washington Examiner, June 19, 2022]. Recovering from a disappointing presidential election, the French Right now has more power in the legislature than ever, while President Emmanuel Macron has been dramatically weakened. This comes at a time when the European Union, a bastardized, anti-European organization that exists to repress the indigenous people of the Continent, is losing its unity about how to confront Russia and when war-triggered food shortages may cause a global migration surge that will dwarf the 2015-2016 wave. We are nearing the end of a cycle, perhaps the end of the neoliberal world order and the beginning of something new and superior.

March's French presidential election saw Eric Zemmour reduced to a fringe candidate in the first round and Marine Le Pen crushed by incumbent Emmanuel Macron in the runoff. This appeared to challenge the very premise of Marine Le Pen’s softened National Rally, rebranded from her father’s more hardline National Front. Just days ago, the U.K. Telegraph smirked that a confident united Left could potentially achieve an outright victory in the legislative elections while the nationalists bickered among themselves [Political demise of Eric Zemmour is a cautionary tale for the French Right, by Henry Samuel, June 13, 2022].

Indeed, Zemmour failed to make through the first round of legislative elections too and thus the leader of “Reconquest” will be remain essentially a media figure [French legislative elections: Far-right pundit Eric Zemmour loses in first round, by Brice Laemle, Le Monde, June 19, 2022]. As a VDARE.com reader pointed out, Zemmour and Le Pen were backed by different demographics. The dream of right-wing unity may have been impossible.

In contrast, the Left has united, bringing Socialists, Communists, Greens, and assorted leftists into the “Nupes” (the acronym, in French, stands for New Ecologic and Social People's Union) coalition of Jean-Luc Mélenchon and taking about 131 seats [French elections: Macron loses majority as French vote fragments, by Paul Kirby, BBC, June 19, 2022].

However, they still can’t govern, and given their opposition to Macron, they can’t join with him and retain credibility. They are trapped as much as he is [French Election: Macron’s Coalition Expected to Prevail, but Will Be Weakened in Parliament, New York Times, June 19, 2022].

The center failed to hold; President Macron’s “Jupiterian”

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