Trying to Embrace a Day of Rest

The last few days have been exhausting for me. The news of the Supreme Court’s revocation of Roe Vs. Wade brings with it a myriad of concerns for the future awaiting my children and grandchildren.

This decision has opened the door on many other challenges to come. They impact my family directly. They impact millions of families directly. The conservative originalist ideas about our constitution are disturbing. As a country we will never agree on our forefather’s intentions and therein lies much of the problem. Lawmakers use their opinions and interpretations to control the population. It is a worrying foreboding of our future.

As I read through and remember the horrible behavior displayed by our lawmakers, I am disgusted. It reminds me of my father’s prayers when he asked for forgiveness of lies of both commission and omission.

I no longer associate myself with any political party. As such, I am prevented from voting in primary elections in my state. I am forever looking for a person of integrity and substance for whom to vote. Sadly, the Supreme Court judges are not elected officials – they are nominated and confirmed by such a small percentage of our population.  And talk about lies of both commission and omission! This is an area where I think our forefathers got it wrong.

Yesterday I went back and watched some of the testimonies from Anita Hill regarding Clarence Thomas. It was disturbing. My mind went back to Trump, then Kavanaugh, on to Clinton, then Ted Kennedy and Chappaquiddick. We continue to invite scoundrels into our most prestigious halls of government. It is past time to wake up.

I could not blog without clearing my head of all the flurry of fear and discouragement of the last several days. This is the beginning of a new level of unrest in our country. I am not sure where it will lead, but I am preparing myself for battle.

My mother was unable to finish college. All extra money was used to pay for an illegal back street abortion for another family member. When I was pregnant with my daughter, a young woman stabbed herself in the stomach with a kitchen knife because she was forced to bring another child in to this world – she could not bear the crying of another child she could not feed.  Another first time mother lost her leg when the doctor stitched a vein closed after her Caesarean. Another friend had to carry a baby she knew was deceased until her body rejected it. She walked around looking pregnant with a dead child inside of her all the while listening to congratulations from well meaning friends who had no idea what she was going through.  These are just a handful I cases I know of personally. Pregnancy is natural yes, but for many comes with a host of life threatening consequences. For each one I know of, there are many more. We have lost our grace and our humanity.


31 thoughts on “Trying to Embrace a Day of Rest”

  1. They will come after more ‘progressive’ laws next. Same-sex marriage, homosexuality in the armed forces, gay teachers working in schools. All will be on their dreadful ‘list’. States that don’t follow the rulings will become ‘enlcaves’, and the current political divisions in America can only widen once that happens.
    And they overturned the existing law in New York, now making it legal to carry a concealed firearm.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Not did I, Don and that, I suppose, is the reason such changes continue to happen. When people show us who they are, we need to believe them.

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  2. I am fortunate indeed to have been at the Garden Blogger’s Fling for three days, so basically a news diet. Totally share your perspective.

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  3. The disgusting news guaranteeing all people the “right” to carry a concealed weapon because all people should have that right, and then declaring that women have no right over their own bodies is a disgrace.

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  4. It’s heartbreaking Maggie I fear for America were women may not make decisions about their bodies, and minors can buy guns and mass murder babies and little children. America is becoming more Gilead than Gilead I pray Margaret Atwood is not a prophet.
    I fear for Ukraine, I fear for the world, I fear for the UK we have no either who is worthy of our vote! Be safe sending you love.💜💜💜💜

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