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Justice Thomas

Justice Thomas states that government institutions shouldn’t be bullied into giving people preferred outcomes.

However, Roe vs. Wade is a precedent and was verified as a precedent that should be upheld by the last several conservative justices in their falsified, i.e. lied, (and successful) desire to get onto the Supreme Court so they could actually cement conservative beliefs over others. And, let’s remember that Thomas’ wife (Virginia “Ginni” Thomas) crossed legal and ethical lines by urging the 2020 election be overturned, dark-money fundraising on issues that come before the court, touting crazy QAnon theories, and being involved in machinations to organize the Jan. 6 rally-turned-insurrection!

It is inconceivable that Judge Thomas knew nothing of this going on in his own house (very possibly agreed), but certainly did not stop her right-wing extremism. Yet, he has the audacity to lecture us when he and the court can bully women into giving up our personal choice about our own bodies?

Justice Thomas should quit the court! And, the next time the national anthem is played, every woman and girl should take a knee — and then “knee” every man who wants to date them.

Claire Krulikowski

Talent

A thought for Mother’s Day

In honor of Mother’s Day and in light of the impact that the Supreme Court decision to reverse Roe v. Wade may have on all women in America, I offer these words:

A quote for all young women.

Here is an important quote from Abigail Scott Duniway that is just as applicable today as when she said it more than 100 years ago.

“The young women of today, free to study, to speak, to write, to choose their occupation, should remember that every inch of this freedom was bought for them at a great price. It is for them to show their gratitude by helping onward the reforms of their own times, by spreading the light of freedom and truth still wider. The debt that each generation owes to the past, it must pay to the future.”

I believe that truth is truth.

Casey Bright

Ashland

Roe v. Wade

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Roe v. Wade, declared a Texas law restricting abortion unconstitutional and set forth a three-trimester framework to regulate abortions.The case in effect put the court in charge of abortion law, not the states.

A recent discovery of a draft court opinion reversing Roe v. Wade and returning the regulation of abortion rights to the states has the politicians and the media in an uproar. Since Roe, mainly because of advances in contraception choices and education, abortions have dropped substantially.

Pro-abortion groups are demonstrating at the homes of the six conservative justices on the court. It should respond by ruling that it will not pursue the modification or reversal of Roe further because of the danger to those families.

John M. Moore

Eagle Point

Climate disagreement

If I disagree with news editors, AP articles, Al Gore, government agencies, Elon Musk, university scientists, Oregon Democrats, United Nations International Panel on Climate Change, Greta, Extinction Rebellion, SOCAN, giant industries, AOC, Twitter, — then I must be wrong. Who do I think I am, anyway?

If you are willing to be wrong with me, search out valid studies. To be valid, a climate study must cover many decades with worldwide measurements. NASA measurements are useful (not NASA publicity). Careful measurements and unbiased interpretation can be found in publications of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change and a number of climate scientists whose livelihood depends on being right, not on government money.

We see naturally variable weather and call it climate change. Real climate information depends on careful, long-term measurements.

Such sources provide no reason that any government or industry should spend a single dollar to counter climate change.

You can blame fossil fuel industries, if you wish, for fooling me with misinformation.

Ira Edwards

Medford