Definitely Not Tired of Winning
So last week we had three important victories from the Supreme Court, underlining how important it is to not only hold the White House, but both the House and Senate, to ensure that we can get good constitutionalists on the Supreme Court. Whatever you think of Trump’s three Supreme Court appointees, they’ve delivered.
I also want to say that I still absolutely love Justice Clarence Thomas.
First, on Thursday the Supreme Court effectively ended affirmative action for college admissions, something the left (predictably) lost their minds over.
Racial preferences in college admissions violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution, the Supreme Court decided Thursday.
Two other decisions were made today – a Christian web designer who refused to design a website for a gay couple’s wedding won her case, and Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan was ruled unconstitutional.
‘The First Amendment’s protections belong to all, not just to speakers whose motives the government finds worthy,’ the ruling states.
The Supreme Court struck down President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan on Friday, ending a $430 billion debt writeoff.
And, as I said, leftists are supremely outraged right now.
First of all…affirmative action was discriminating against Asians that applied for admissions to colleges like Harvard University. Asians on average have higher GPAs than other races and since they’re “overrepresented” their applications are denied. I believe, 100%, that a spot at any university should go to the person with the best grades and overall resume. To put it simply, I am big on meritocracy, even though I likely would have benefited from affirmative action given that I’m mixed race and female. I don’t want someone to admit me to a university simply because I’m mixed race or female. It should be about your achievements. Leftists don’t see it that way because they think that blacks, and to a lesser extent, Hispanics, are deliberately overlooked in college admissions.
The sad thing is that their GPAs may not be as high as that of white or Asian kids, and that’s not due to genetics or whatever – that’s culture. Asian kids come from cultures that value hard work and high achievement. It’s a stereotype at this point, of the Asian kid who studies a lot, who has parents that freak out if their report cards have anything less than straight As, etc.
Meanwhile, yes, one of the reasons black kids and Hispanics might not have higher GPAs is due to the quality of their education. I do not believe they are powerless, however, as one of the most important things for a student’s success is parental involvement. A kid’s parent has to be involved, has to care and has to ensure their kid does their schoolwork and shows up for school every day. A lot of black kids come from broken homes, and even in those homes, their single parent just isn’t as involved as they should be. One of my aunts had to raise her kids by herself, and they’re both doing well because she made sure they went to school, studied hard and did their homework. Now one of my cousins is studying to be a doctor.
As for the Christian web designer, that’s another one I fully agree with. This kind of lawfare has been going on for a while now – some gay activists will seek out a Christian individual or business that offers services that could be used for a wedding, attempts to book services or obtain product for said wedding, and when they are turned down, they hire a lawyer and sue. Simply opting out of the whole gay wedding thing is just not enough for these people – they are all hell-bent on punishing anyone they deem their enemy, and of course, Christians are Enemy Number One.
Leftists are losing their minds because they think this tramples all over gay rights. No, it doesn’t. This woman was offering a service, which requires her own physical labor and her resources, and nobody has an inherent right to either of those things.
I am a former web designer and I found this case interesting because the decision was based on the fact that the state compelling her to make a website for this gay couple was a violation of her First Amendment rights, since she, as a Christian, does not believe that a gay marriage is a valid marriage, and that forcing her, by law, to create the website would be, essentially, forcing her to express an opinion she disagrees with, thus, a violation of her rights.
“Justice Sonia Sotomayor claimed during arguments in December 2022 that ruling in Smith’s favor would be “the first time in the court’s history” that a business would be allowed to “refuse to serve a customer based on race, sex, religion or sexual orientation.””
This argument is just wrong because the woman said she was willing to work with gay people, but that she would not create a website celebrating gay marriage. If a gay couple commissioned her to create a website for their business – let’s say, a business selling jewelry they designed themselves – then she would have probably gone ahead and created one for them. She denied them something specific – a website for a gay wedding. The woman did not refuse to serve the customer based on their sexual orientation.
All of the other Christian business owners that declined to provide services or products for gay weddings said they’d provide said products or services for any other reason, just not that specific reason.
Furthermore, we’re talking about goods and services for a wedding – not something vital, like medical care. To me, a wedding cake is a luxury item. It’s not as if they’re rare, or only ever baked by Christians. Just go to another bakery – but that was never, ever the point. All of the gay couples suing these Christian business owners were perfectly capable of getting their wedding goods and services from somewhere else, but they didn’t want to, because they wanted wage lawfare on their enemies.
And finally, Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan. To be fair, I would have likely benefited from the plan, given that I meet the income requirements, and of course, some of my student loans actually were outright forgiven (although they were old private plans). Yes, it would be nice to not have to have my remaining loans hanging over my head, but on the other hand, just forgiving loans sets a bad precedent. The universities in the US greatly benefit from these student loans and look at what we’ve gotten in return – now our colleges are nothing more than crazy communist indoctrination camps.