Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any worse, RBG passes away.
Right in the middle of the worse political chaos in 60 years, the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is taking things up a notch
Given that it’s an election year, Republicans are eager to nominate a new Justice before the election. But past decisions, such as Mitch McConnel having refused to vote on a nomination by outgoing President Barack Obama, are exacerbating the political tension.
We even have political commentators, like CNN’s Don Lemon, calling to “blow up the entire system.”
A few years ago, a comment like this would have been fringe, but in 2020 it’s mainstream.
This raises the question(s), why the extreme reactions and what do they say about the state of the American political system?
In an article, Dan Sanchez notes that, “The presidency, the Supreme Court, and the federal government in general have come to matter far too much to Americans.”
Sanchez further explains, “The central government has grown too big and important. It has too much inescapable power over too many lives. There is too much on the line for any given presidential election and Supreme Court appointment.”
With so much riding on every political decision, it’s no wonder there’s a pervasive “anything goes” mentality leading to street battles and calls to burn down the system.
Sanchez writes to heal our political schism and extinguish the chaos plaguing our streets, a return to our country’s tradition of federalism would do the trick.
It may be worth a try???