WE CHOOSE SHAME . . .

Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain in his September 1938 remarks in London concerning the Munich Agreement told those in attendance that the agreement to which he and Hitler had committed was assurance of “Peace for our time.” Future Prime Minister Winston Churchill observed shortly thereafter, “We seem to be very near the bleak choice between War and Shame. My feeling is that we shall choose Shame, and then have War thrown in a little later on even more adverse terms than at present.” Indeed. Many historians maintain that had France and Britain stood up to Hitler in 1938 with a real threat of war that Hitler would have had to back down because he was nowhere near strong enough to challenge the major European powers. And what resulted? Sixty million dead. “Peace for our time?” Hardly.

A short time ago we (the USA) suffered a similar experience. The Democratic Party broke all kinds of laws in the pursuit of stealing the 2020 Presidential election. It has been widely circulated that the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court engaged in a shouting match with other Justices in his refusal to examine the case because doing so might result in violent conflict on American streets. So he choose shame over his oath to protect and uphold the Constitution of the United States. Have you seen recent photos of the Nation’s Capitol and many State Capitols? That worked out well, didn’t it?

Lest you think that the lofty chambers of SCOTUS are immune to questions of judgement, my retort would be that if anyone in contemporary times should be impeached it is, in fact, Chief Justice John Roberts. To demonstrate that the Chief Justice should not be treated as perfect in his judgements I would point out that perfect people are in short supply on this side of eternity. Consider.

In March 1857, the Supreme Court issued a 7–2 decision against Dred Scott. In an opinion written by my fellow Marylander Chief Justice Roger Taney, the Court ruled that a Black man named Dred Scott was not a human being.

In 1927, as the “progressive” left was espousing the wonderful future embodied by the principles of eugenics, laws were passed in a number of states that allowed the state to sterilize those who did not deserve the right to reproduce. A young woman named Carrie Buck was found so “undeserving” and a State Court ordered that she be sterilized. It was amply demonstrated that Carrie was of fairly normal intelligence. She could read and write. But she was also accessed as being of loose morals. Morals that today are not only accepted, but promoted by the welfare laws. The case ended up in the Supreme Court and in the majority opinion written by Associate Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, the Court ruled that a state statute permitting compulsory sterilization was Constitutional. He added that, “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.” So Carrie Buck’s reproductive rights were sacrificed on the alter of Margaret Sanger.

I believe that the future damage of John Robert’s choice will not only be shame, but will bring much misery to the people of this country.

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