Call to Arms for Community Activists

Progressives, think what you will about Obama, good or bad, but with the ongoing “invasion” of the federal judiciary by ultra conservative Trump/McConnel/Federalist Society appointees, this quote from “The Second Amendment: A Biography” by Michael Waldman seems like a call to arms. The days of the mid 20th century when we could from time to time be rescued by the Supreme Court, or other federal courts are long gone, and judicial history seems ready to take a sharp right turn. And I believe these new judges will be activists, despite their protestations to the contrary, or claims to be sticking to the intent of the authors of the Constitution. This will put a heavy responsibility on community activists!

“Barack Obama, as a young law lecturer, spoke to Chicago Public Radio in 2001. He found it one of ‘the tragedies of the civil rights movement, was [that] because the civil rights movement became so court focused, I think that there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive change. And in some ways we still suffer from that.’ “

Here’s an example of where we could be going.

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