If there’s one thing that’s been reaffirmed in the aftermath of the draft majority opinion from the Supreme Court that was leaked last Monday on overturning Roe v. Wade, it’s that the left will absolutely never hold themselves to the standards they hold the right to.
We’ve extensively documented numerous instances of prominent Twitter blue checks on the left calling for, in so many words, total war in response to the news, similar to their hysterical reactions to the news of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death in September 2020.
Even worse, we’ve seen fanatical pro-abortion activists like the “Ruth Sent Us” and “ShutDown DC” radicals target some of the conservative Justices at their homes, sharing their addresses online complete with maps in a clear attempt at intimidating them over the Mississippi pro-life case currently before the court.
With the thought in mind that Democrats and their rabid supporters are fomenting riots and possible insurrection after some 16 months of falsely accusing Republicans including former President Donald Trump of “inciting” an insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021, we turn to Monday’s “The View” program, where the hot topic of the day were the protests that were organized in front of the Justices homes.
At one point during the segment, co-host Sunny Hostin donned her Serious Girl hat to talk about reports that Justice Alito (who wrote the draft majority opinion) and his family had to be moved to an undisclosed location.
Hostin gave Alito about three seconds of sympathy for his plight before immediately pivoting to how maybe the protests and efforts at intimidating the Justices were working because polls were allegedly showing that a majority of Americans don’t want Roe v. Wade overturned.
“… maybe these protests, and maybe this outcry gives Chief Justice Roberts some leverage for a more moderate approach. Because we saw during the hearing that he was looking for a way, a moderate way to handle this case,” she stated, apparently unaware that Justices are supposed to decide cases based on Constitutional law rather than supposed public sentiment one way or the other.
But it was something Hostin said afterward that was the equivalent of her letting an accidental truth slip out about herself:
And I just think when you have the Supreme Court justices like Clarence Thomas coming out this weekend and saying at the 11th Circuit Judicial Conference that they will not be bullied, and that people need to live with outcomes they don’t agree with …
And then other justices are saying you have no right to stand and freely protest — peacefully protest outside of our homes. We have a right to privacy. Well, women have a right to privacy as well, and women have a right to privacy with their bodies.
And umm… I’m just shocked that that’s what we’re hearing from men. That’s what we’re hearing from the justices. That’s what we’re hearing from, you know, Republicans, that people don’t have a right to protest these — this draft opinion when the Supreme Court has found that you have a right to protest in front of abortion clinics, that there can be no buffer zone.
I’ll get to what this rant tells us about Sunny Hostin next, but first, watch the clip below to see the applause and attaboys she got from the crowd and her fellow co-hosts as though she was preaching the gospel truth:
Sunny Hostin touts protests at the justices’ homes because it makes “really clear” to them what the left wants and hopes it gives “leverage” to Roberts.
She also claims the justices are against the right to peacefully protest. pic.twitter.com/zjEFWSSEqR
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) May 9, 2022
For starters, let’s point out that the Justices have not – I repeat – have not said it’s wrong for people to protest against their opinions. That’s a complete fabrication on Hostin’s part and one that, of course, no one on the panel countered her on.
Secondly, Hostin is a former federal prosecutor and often brags about being a member of the Supreme Court bar, which we’re supposed to believe makes her opinions sacrosanct and beyond reproach. But as I noted above, it doesn’t take someone with a fancy law degree to understand that cases are supposed to be decided based on Constitutional law, not what the public is feeling at any particular point in time. If the courts decided cases based on polls and feelings, things that are no longer legal like slavery likely would have existed for much longer in this country.
Also, Hostin – who, again, apparently is The View’s resident legal expert, especially on Supreme Court matters – is apparently unaware that it states in the U.S. Code that protesting and causing disturbances outside of the homes of judges or other members of the court with the intent to obstruct, impede, and/or persuade them one way or the other is against the law:
DOOCY: “So he doesn’t care if they’re protesting outside the Supreme Court or outside [a justice’s] private residence?”
PSAKI: “I don’t have an official U.S. government position on where people protest.”
How about Title 18, Section 1507 of the United States Code? https://t.co/ys1NorIFsj pic.twitter.com/4ZRioVwHtj
— 🇺🇸 Mike Davis 🇺🇸 (@mrddmia) May 6, 2022
As George Washington University Law professor Jonathan Turley once correctly pointed out, the state of legal analysis in the media is not good – like at all. That goes doubly so for shows like The View, where we’re treated to woke legal analyses from so-called “legal experts” like Hostin that have no basis whatsoever in reality, and where the intent is purely to earn cool points and get the audience members and fellow panelists to obediently clap like seals.
As I’ve said before, people could do this country a world of good by simply doing one thing: stop watching The View. Those ladies are poisonous to our nation’s discourse, adding nothing to it but more toxicity and stupidity — oftentimes of the dangerous variety — that it doesn’t need.
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