Second Amendment: Without a doubt, the Second Amendment would become a primary target of a liberal Supreme Court. In recent years, two landmark decisions protecting an individual’s right to own and bear arms – Heller v. District of Columbia and McDonald v. City of Chicago – were each decided by just one vote. (Are you noticing the 5-4 trend yet?) Given the opportunity, a liberal Court wouldn’t hesitate to overturn those decisions. We got a glimpse of this in June, when the notoriously liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Second Amendment does not permit the public to carry concealed firearms. A liberal Supreme Court would certainly uphold this ruling and continue to hack away at the rest of the Second Amendment.
EPA: Over the past couple years, the only entity that has prevented the EPA from bludgeoning the American economy with crushing regulations and fees has been the Supreme Court. In two crucial 5-4 decisions, the Court dealt serious blows to both the Clean Air Act and the Clean Power Plan. Should these decisions be overturned, the EPA would be a regulatory villain unleashed. Its mission to eradicate coal would be completed and Americans would be punished with skyrocketing utility costs as regulations choke out the fossil fuel industry – our primary means of electricity in this country.
Abortion: It was an activist, liberal Supreme Court in 1973 that decided Roe v. Wade and legalized abortion. A liberal Supreme Court in 2017 will only reinforce and protect that decision. It will likely strike down majority-supported, common sense abortion laws that have been passed in the states, like late term and partial birth abortion restrictions and pain-capable legislation. Just this June, the Supreme Court invalidated the Texas law requiring basic health standards for abortion facilities, a law passed to prevent another Kermit Gosnell house of horrors from occurring.