While hundreds of Americans remain trapped in Afghanistan, Democrats apparently remain dead-set against Texas, especially in light of the most recent legislation that was passed regarding abortion.
Under the new legislation, individuals whose pregnancies are later than six weeks are no longer eligible for an abortion. Thus far, the Democrats’ main argument against the law appears to be that most women do not realize they are pregnant after only six weeks have passed.
Regardless of the personal views one may hold in the abortion debate, the problem with the Democrats’ currently dogged pursuit of Texas traces back to increasing concerns over federal versus state power, which have become significantly magnified within the Biden administration.
On top of that, after demonizing Georgia for a significant percentage of 2021, it seems that the Democrats are now intent on demonizing Texas, with Texas Rep. Veronica Escobar (D) already blasting the state as “very dangerous.”
“Texas is now a very dangerous place for women and children … We are gonna see more states basically import this law and do everything possible to create the most hostile conditions for women in our country.” [Source: OANN]
Interestingly, leftist cities appear to be a “very dangerous” place for just about everyone, especially women and children, though the Democrats don’t seem terribly concerned about funding the law enforcement necessary to reduce these dangers in the first place.
On the contrary, Democrats would rather defund law enforcement.
Biden himself has also openly insulted the state, referring to its new law as “un-American.”
“The most pernicious thing about the Texas law, it sort of creates a vigilante system where people get rewards to go out [and enforce it] … It just seems, I know this sounds ridiculous, almost un-American.” [Source: Politico]
Humorously, GOP Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had a rather hilarious response to Biden’s “un-American” comment, especially in light of Biden’s border fiasco and Afghanistan catastrophe.
“If anybody is un-American, it’s the president for not defending our borders and for what he’s allowed in Afghanistan … All Texas is trying to do is protect the unborn.” [Source: Newsmax]
Spot on, Paxton.
And, in his ever-predictable, partisan fashion, Biden has not only weighed in on the new laws in Texas, but he basically announced his intention to override the state if he has the ability to.
“I was told that there are possibilities within the existing law, to have the Justice Department look and see whether are there things that can be done, that can limit the independent action of individuals and enforcing a state law … I don’t know enough to give you an answer yet.” [Source: Politico]
So, in other words, Biden’s response is to attempt to overturn autonomous state decisions via federal Justice Departments.
Remarkably, the Democrats would routinely criticize Trump for his supposed disregard of checks and balances, yet Biden is perhaps one of the most executive order-happy presidents in history, starting on Day 1.
In addition, when he isn’t busy signing a flurry of “America Last” executive orders, he is often busy with blasting conservative states and threatening to overpower them in some form or another.
It was no surprise he was especially vocal against Georgia, given that Biden had quite a few advantages in the 2020 election, courtesy of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, while Biden continues to tear down checks and balanaces, Nancy Pelosi is already yapping away about The Women’s Health Protection Act, which would establish a nationwide, legal right to abortion.
The act, which is sponsored by California Rep. Judy Chu (D), has received high praise from Pelosi, who is eager to federalize just about anything that will give her more power.
“Every woman, everywhere has the constitutional right to basic health care … [The Texas law] is the most extreme, dangerous abortion ban in half a century, and its purpose is to destroy Roe v. Wade, and even refuses to make exceptions for cases of rape and incest. This ban necessitates codifying Roe v. Wade.” [Source: CNBC]
It will be interesting to see which direction the House takes this fall … as well as how that direction may impact the 2022 midterms.
Author: Ofelia Thornton