I like beer. I’ve always liked beer. Do you like beer, Senator? I like beer Justice Brett Kavanaugh
You know, I don’t begrudge anybody the right to be stupid. I’ve been known to be stupid myself on occasion, and you guys love to call me out on it. But if there’s one thing that really pisses me off!, it’s when people are willfully, deliberately stupid. Like Justice “Brewski” Brett Kavanaugh.
Look, it’s not like he didn’t give it a thought, like he didn’t know the consequences of his own actions. Shit! In his questioning of the Texas lawyers in the Texas SB8 case, Kavanaugh was like Babe Ruth, he called his shot! He said, paraphrased, If we let the Texas law stand, I worry that it will lead to other states, with more liberal legislatures, creating laws that allow individuals to sue for a bounty if anybody, say, sells an AR-15. No shit Sherlock. But when the time came to stand up and be counted on the side of the constitution, Kavanaugh provided the critical swing vote that let the Texas abortion law stand.
Here we go, and it didn’t take long. Today, California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsome almost gleefully announced that he will introduce a bill into the California legislature that would give individuals the right to sue, for a cash bounty, anyone who sells a semi-automatic weapon. Hell, why not?
After all, it isn’t like they don’t have a point. For, as the far right NRA crazies love to point out, the Second Amendment ensures every citizen the The right to keep and bear arms. But nowhere does the Second Amendment ensure the right for anyone to sell arms! Or ammunition either, another fertile field to plow.
Shit, Kavanaugh’s stupidity just ensnared a case that the SCOTUS already has under consideration! The court just heard a NRA inspired case concerning New York’s concealed carry law. Let’s just say, as seems safe, that the court rules on behalf of the gun nuts, people with concealed carry permits issued by other states can pack heat in New York. The New York legislature passes a law authorizing every citizen the right to sue, for a $20,000 cash bounty, anyone conceal carrying in New York without a NY concealed carry permit?
The fun never ends. How about a GOP state with heavy Evangelical population passing a law allowing anyone to immediately sue, for a cash bounty, anyone found guilty of committing blasphemy against the Lord? Forget that pesky First Amendment shit, wingnut Evangelicals can’t be getting their delicate snowflake fee-fee’s hurt. And what about a law allowing suits against anyone wearing a hijab, for being unamerican?
Mark my words, this shit will happen. California is already getting ready to start the ball rolling. And in 2-3 years, the Kavanaugh Court is going to find itself embarrassing itself trying to uphold the revocation of constitutional rights they approve of, while striking down rights they disapprove of, no matter what human and legal pretzels they have to turn themselves into.
One nice thing about the Texas abortion law decision, it has only solidified the opinion that an out of control, activist court must be reformed if the Democrats maintain control in 2022. The only thing now is electing enough Democrats with the balls to make it happen.