What Happened To Decency In The US Government?

   Wow, we are living in unprecedented times with the COVID pandemic, demands for police reform, and severe political polarization. And now, tragically, Ruth Bader Ginsberg has passed away.
   Ginsberg was an amazing person who spent her life serving society. When others would have been enjoying retirement, she worked tirelessly on the Supreme Court. But now, a new major battle is breaking out. Her replacement.
   Let’s go back a few years shall we.
   On February 13, 2016, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away. President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to replace Scalia almost 9 months before the 2016 election, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to allow Garland to be considered saying it should wait until after the election. Let the people decide was the Republicans’ motto. As a result, President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee was never considered. Donald Trump replaced Scalia after the 2017 inauguration. In doing this, the Republicans, by their own admission, set a precedent of not filling a Supreme Court vacancy during a presidential election year until after the inauguration.
   Now we come back to the present.
   Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has passed away less than 2 months from the election, yet Mitch McConnell made clear within hours of her death that Trump’s Supreme Court nominee would receive a vote before the inauguration. This goes against the precedent McConnell and Senate Republicans themselves set in 2016.
   This is gross hypocrisy of the worst kind. They are breaking their own precedent in a clear effort to pack the Supreme Court no matter the cost. It is ethically and morally repugnant and reprehensible.
   It’s time for everyone to speak out against this sickening moral bankruptcy. Contact Senators demanding they oppose any Supreme Court nomination until after the 2021 inauguration. Be sure to vote in Biden and a Democratic majority to both Chambers of Congress, especially the Senate. And also demand that if the Republicans get away with this outrage that the Democrats ensure a serious retribution, such as expanding the Supreme Court to regain balance.
   This is a terribly serious situation with ramifications that will affect us for many years. The Republicans have gone too far. It’s time to oppose them in a major way and regain balance and decency in our government.

Trump Administration Trying To Invalidate Obamacare During Pandemic

   The Trump Administration has asked the Supreme Court to invalidate the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. If they succeed, over 20 million Americans could lose their health insurance because Republicans have no replacement. Not even a bad replacement!
   Think about that. We are literally in the middle of a pandemic, and Trump, along with other Republicans, is still trying to sabotage Obamacare.
   Obamacare is not perfect, but it has helped millions of Americans obtain health insurance who couldn’t get it otherwise. This has literally saved lives. One of the most popular parts of Obamacare is how it protects people with pre-existing medical conditions so that they can get affordable health insurance. Otherwise, many would be outright rejected by insurance companies, or their premiums would be so astronomically high that they couldn’t afford to get it.
   Guess what folks, when you have a serious case of cancer and can’t get health insurance, unless you are incredibly rich, you will likely die, and much more quickly.
   Now consider this: many of the people who could lose their health insurance, if the Trump Administration succeeds here, are in high risk categories for COVID 19. If they lose their health insurance and catch a severe case of the coronavirus, they will be much more likely going to die.
   We should fix and improve Obamacare, not obliterate it without a replacement!
   The obsession of Trump and other Republicans with trying to destroy Obamacare has gone too far. They are risking the lives of innocent people for what? Politics? Because they don’t like Barack Obama?
   This is sickeningly outrageous. We must all speak out against this horrible move, and we need to vote Trump and the other Republicans who are doing this out of office!
   Lives are literally at stake folks…