April 12, 2015

6 Reasons liberals should vote for Hillary Clinton even if they don’t fully support her.


Yes, she’s the best of two options. If there emerge other options, as happened in 2008, let’s look at and support that. But if Hillary makes it to the primary against the GOP, here’s why I’m in her camp.


“We haven’t had a liberal-leaning Supreme Court in decades and Republican presidents have gotten better on selecting Justices who will stay conservative forever. Voting Democratic not only prevents the Supreme Court from becoming more conservative but will allow the Supreme Court to become more liberal as well.

Think back when we last had a liberal “activist” Supreme Court

Brown v. Board of education (1954)– Desegregation of schools

Gideon v. Wainwright (1963) “the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that states are required under the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to provide counsel in criminal cases to represent defendants who are unable to afford to pay their own attorneys. The case extended the identical requirement that had been imposed on the federal government under the Fifth and Sixth Amendments.

Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution protected a right to privacy.

Miranda v. Arizona (1966)– Miranda rights

Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969) “The Court held that government cannot punish inflammatory speech unless that speech is directed to inciting, and is likely to incite, imminent lawless action”

Roe v. Wade (1973) Access to abortion

Now compare this expansion of civil rights to our modern day conservative leaning Supreme Court with 5-4 decisions like Citizens United and Hobby Lobby. Cases that could have easily gone the other way if we had one less conservative and one more liberal. Or just think back to Bush v. Gore where a Democrat, who “wasn’t liberal” enough”, got into a conundrum that was decided by our beloved conservative Justices.

So yes, if Hillary Clinton gets the Democratic nomination everyone who claims to be liberals here should do everything possible to get her elected.”

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