DEFINING MOMENT

Our nation is at a crossroads. We are in a struggle for the soul and moral fiber of our nation. The passing of a judicial icon, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has left a hole in our hearts that will never be repaired. Mrs. Ginsburg’s passing leaves a vacancy on the Supreme Court that most certainly will be filled by a Conservative justice. The Supreme Court would be changed to a 6-3 Conservative majority for decades to come.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a champion for women’s rights, voting rights, civil rights and gay rights. She also fought against religious discrimination and racial discrimination. She was pro gender equality. Many of the issues Justice Ginsburg fought to protect including worker’s rights will be put in great danger of being overturned.

A Conservative majority on the court would most likely go after Roe v. Wade (Abortion Rights), the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and same sex marriage. Also rulings considered settled law like Brown v. Board Of Education could also come under scrutiny.

So, as America is grappling with it’s moral compass, Americans must ask themselves some critical questions. Do we want to go back to 1955? Or, do we want to go into the future as a diverse nation accepting of each other? We must vote for these issues that we care about.