Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Supremes

                The United States Supreme Court, struggling to find its way to the proper ruling on several recent landmark cases, has unquestionably turned away from its Constitutional moorings, and, apparently, has looked to the Supremes for inspiration. The iconic, female, Motown singing group, that is.
                In a desperate, last-ditch attempt to identify the basis for the Court’s recent historic decisions overthrowing history, I perused a listing of actual Supremes song titles. Voila’, there it was, too obvious to be a coincidence!
                The first song title I saw was, “Everybody’s Got the Right to Love.” There’s the rock-solid basis for your marriage equality ruling right there! Who knew?
                Next, I spied, “Things Are Changing,” an obvious beckoning to pass Obama-care.
                There are  many other titles fairly begging us to do the progressive thing, and addressing so much current, past or potential legislation.
                For instance, “Baby Love” is clearly about Roe v. Wade.
                “Bad Weather,” obviously addresses climate change. “Come See About Me” may address Anthony Kennedy’s hubris. “I Guess I’ll Miss the Man”  is clearly a statement of the robed-warriors feelings for the now lame-duck President Obama. “I’ll Try Something New,” and “Livin’ in Shame,” of course, are clarion calls for transgender rights.
                Does “Stoned Love” not speak to the need for legalization of marijuana? Surely their classic, “Stop! In The Name of Love” addresses the campus rape crisis, does it not?

                And who among us would be surprised to learn that, “Some Things You Never Get Used To” accurately describes the thoughts and feelings of Justices Alito, Roberts, Scalia and Thomas each morning when they are first presented with the countenance of Ruth-Bader-Ginsberg? 

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