Column: Rachel Maddow, Libertarian On One Issue

Rachel Maddow is one of America’s most popular proponents of socialism. Rachel Maddow believes that government is too big. Rachel Maddow is Bernie Sanders’ friend. You won’t find an enthusiastic libertarian when it comes to the topic of abortion.

After the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on November 30 on Mississippi’s law banning the termination of unborn children after 15 weeks, Maddow championed lawyer Julie Rikelman for the Center for Reproductive Rights for arguing this is “about American women being forced by the government to give birth against their will.” She added: “This is what the supposed small-government conservative movement has brought us, right?”

Maddow complained about “this very big government idea, the idea that the government will decide whether or not you get an abortion. You will have to decide whether you want to continue your pregnancy. It is up to the government whether you have a baby or not. It’s not your choice. The government gets to decide it.”

The MSNBC host is concerned about how overweening government should be demonized. She has one issue where suddenly, precedents must never be overturned, where she claims judges are acting like legislators, that Brett Kavanaugh now represents “a little mini-Congress with robes on.”

The Left very eagerly finds a “liberty interest” in the Constitution for the premature death of the unwanted “fetus,” for their lust to “terminate a pregnancy.” In general, they find “liberty” arguments in American courts or legislatures to be incredibly cynical capitalist excuses. When it comes to having sex with no consequences, however, this is not the case. Any woman who can’t get an abortion after 15 weeks is now victimized and “devastated.”

Maddow praised the headline in a Washington PostEditorial by staff: Gutting Roe would cause mass destruction in America and at the Court itself. Using the word “gutting” to describe the people procuring the literal evisceration of the most vulnerable human beings is pretty sick stuff

The problem is that Post couldn’t stop ignoring the “fetus” in their editorializing. They concluded any “gutting” of the Roe vs. Wade precedent would result in “deep and immediate harm to millions.

There is no Maddow-PostMoral calculus of immediate danger is the number of millions of unborn babies who have been flung into sewers and dumpsters ever since Roe was decided in 1973. You have the right to make your own decision and you don’t have to risk losing your life. They celebrate something called “International Safe Abortion Day.” They’ve poked their own eyes out and called themselves the visionaries.

They claim that the legitimacy of this court is at risk. Maddow touted the liberal justices saying “hey, if you do this, this will be the end of the court as we know it.”

Maddow spoke next to a graphic of capitalized letters quoting Justice Stephen Breyer about the court looking like politicians: “THAT’S WHAT KILLS US AS AN AMERICAN INSTITUTION.” Right above those words on screen is a poster claiming “Abortion Is Essential.”

The headline on MSNBC’s video page is “Supreme Court faces credibility crisis as anti-abortion justices set to fulfill purpose.” We’re told “Rachel Maddow explains why the anti-abortion justices on the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade would confirm what many people already think about the court being compromised by politics.”

But saying that “many people think” overturning Roe ruins the public standing of the Supreme Court is…politics. It is not possible to pretend otherwise. Rachel Maddow Show isn’t a soapbox for politics. The “credibility crisis” should be assigned to the liberal media, which only speak of “credibility” and “legitimacy” and “landmark decisions” when they win.

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