Constitution Win My Body, My State
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By Joel Hawksley
Opinion - As January 22nd, Roe v. Wade Day, approaches, a unique opportunity emerges for conservatives to celebrate a profound victory. The recent Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, affirming that the Constitution does not guarantee a right to abortion, marks a watershed moment in the fight for state autonomy. This Roe v. Wade Day, let us not mourn but rejoice in the restoration of federalism and the triumph of the 10th Amendment.
June 24, 2022, etched itself in history with the Dobbs decision. It was a resounding victory for state rights, declaring that sensitive issues like abortion belong in the hands of individual states, where democratic and nuanced solutions can be crafted closer to the people. Conservatives should actively participate in celebrating this day, marking the end of federal overreach and embracing the return to the core constitutional principle of state authority.
This victory demands vigilance. Any attempt by legislators in Washington to impose federal abortion laws must be met with swift and uncompromising opposition. Such actions are an affront to the principles of state autonomy and a blatant disregard for the Constitution. The 10th Amendment stands as a guardian against federal overreach, and seeking to override it with federal abortion laws threatens the very foundation of our republic.
Our commitment to these principles must remain strong. With its 10th Amendment, the Bill of Rights is a testament to the framers' intent to limit federal power and empower the states. Roe v. Wade Day is a stark reminder that freedom is not a given but a constant battle. Compromising on constitutional principles weakens this delicate balance and endangers the fabric of our democracy.
As we celebrate this conservative triumph, let us draw inspiration from the wisdom of Ronald Reagan, who once warned, "Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction." He understood the importance of preserving constitutional values and balancing federal and state powers. We must carry his torch, remaining vigilant against encroachment on the principles safeguarding our freedom.
This Roe v. Wade Day, let us celebrate the restoration of state autonomy and the triumph of the 10th Amendment. Let us remember Reagan's words and stand united in defense of the principles that define our constitutional republic. Let us not allow this victory to be a fleeting moment but a springboard for further upholding the values that make America great.