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(LifeSiteNews) – Many Democrats have made no secret of the fact that they would love to pack the Supreme Court, expanding the number of justices to ensure a permanent liberal majority. That is the reason that progressive talking heads so often question the “legitimacy” of the court: not because any of the justices were illegitimately nominated or appointed, but because the decisions being handed down – most notably the overturn of Roe v. Wade – are considered illegitimate by the Left.

That is the reason for headlines like this one in The Guardian: “Samuel Alito assured Ted Kennedy in 2005 of respect for Roe, diary reveals.” Kennedy’s biographer John A. Farrell has published some excerpts from the senator’s diary, including a recounting of a 2005 conversation with Samuel Alito – the justice who penned June’s Dobbs decision – in which Alito states that he is “a believer in precedent” and that a “right to privacy” is “settled.” In Dobbs, of course, Alito wrote that the right to privacy does not extend to feticide.

This story is a nothingburger – Alito was a known pro-lifer and Kennedy voted against his confirmation. But the purpose of it is to cultivate the idea that the justices who voted to overturn Roe lied to get confirmed for that explicit purpose. Every justice who has affirmed that Roe is precedent – which it clearly was, until it was overturned – has been essentially accused of first saying they would vote to uphold that precedent before turning around and doing precisely the opposite. That isn’t true, of course. But to claim that the justices are bald-faced liars is to undermine the court and to open up an opportunity to change the rules of the game to ensure permanent progressive victory.

In his recent remarks at the Heritage Foundation, Alito said as much. He noted that the leak of his draft opinion on Dobbs made him and his colleagues “targets for assassination,” and observed that the leak “gave people a rational reason to think they could prevent that from happening by killing one of us.” Indeed, a would-be assassin from California was arrested near the home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, with authorities confirming that the man wanted to murder Kavanaugh over the leaked draft of Roe’s overturn. It is notable that despite this unprecedented leak, the leaker has never been found.

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The Biden Administration has proposed a series of expansions to Title IX for all school districts — including “protection” for transgender students — attempting to "make clear that preventing someone from participating in school programs and activities consistent with their gender identity would cause harm in violation of Title IX.” 

School districts across America would force girls to share locker room with boys, changing and showering in the same areas, rooming together when traveling, and more — all if a boy says he’s a girl.  

*** Transgender accommodations are an alarming affront against the dignity and safety of girls and cannot be tolerated or implemented in America’s school districts. *** 

The dangers facing young girls are unimaginable. SEND A MESSAGE NOW to your State Board of Education: protect our girls and stop this insanity!

Florida’s state Department of Education is already sending memos across the Sunshine State, reminding school districts, private schools, charters, and more that they are not required to comply with the federal mandates — for now.  

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The proposed Title IX expansions are litmus tests to leftwing loyalty, meaning that leftwing school districts and states will be quick to attempt enforcement of these new “civil liberties” on their school children.  

The federal government will sure to add pressure on conservative districts like those in Florida — pressuring them to bow to the new ‘woke’ sexualized ideology of the left. 

SEE HOW CONSERVATIVE STATES ARE ALREADY FIGHTING BACK AGAINST TRANSGENDER INFILTRATION INTO AMERICA’S SCHOOL DISTRICTS! 

The Hill has already begun running attacks against Florida’s conservative politics, stating that “Florida is not known for its LGBTQ+ allyship.”  

Propaganda pieces masquerading as news will only increase, pressuring lawmakers and school districts to bow to the leftwing premise that men can become women. We cannot allow this anti-science position to grip America’s school districts — endangering our nation's young girls. 

*** This federal attempt to change the meaning of sexual difference is an affront to each state's liberties — a danger to girls everywhere — and it must end now! *** 

SEND A MESSAGE TO YOUR STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TODAY, DEMANDING THAT GIRLS SPORTS AND FEMALE PRIVACY BE PROTECTED AGAINST SEXUALIZED LEFTWING POLITICS!

Just last year, male prisoners pretended to be female in order to secure transfers to female-only prisons. This is a clear “gaming of the system” that anyone with common sense clearly sees.  

Now more than ever, Americans must raise a consistent and unwavering voice that science and truth in Title IX matters and must not be changed. The future — and safety — of our girls depends on separate sports, showers, dorms, and other spaces reserved for sexual difference.  

“LGBTQ+ allyship” means ruining sexual difference and eliminating the safety of female students because a boy claims to be a girl. We must stand firmly against this gender confusion.  

The federal government continues to experiment with our children, but by adding your name to this message, we can push back with one powerful voice that our school districts must follow the science and protect female integrity! 

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Alito also critiqued Justice Elena Kagan’s Dobbs dissent, in which she stated that overturning Roe undermined the court’s legitimacy, playing into progressive talking points. “To say that the court is exhibiting a lack of integrity is something quite different. That goes to character, not to a disagreement with the result or the reasoning. It goes to character,” Alito said. “Someone also crosses an important line when they say that the court is acting in a way that is illegitimate. I don’t think anybody in a position of authority should make that claim lightly. That’s not just ordinary criticism. That’s something very different.”

Indeed, the overturn of Roe indicates the illegitimacy of the court to progressives because they believe opposition to abortion to be fundamentally illegitimate, along with the views of those who believe pre-born children in the womb are entitled to protection under law. Any court willing to extend those protections is, in their minds, illegitimate. Legitimacy can only be restored by giving progressives their preferred outcomes.

Alito noted that although expanding the court is up to Congress, Democrats should be careful. “If Congress were to change the size of the court and the public perceived that the reason for changing the size of the court was to influence decisions in future cases,” Alito posed, “what would that do to the public perception of our independence and our legitimacy?”

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Jonathon Van Maren is a public speaker, writer, and pro-life activist. His commentary has been translated into more than eight languages and published widely online as well as print newspapers such as the Jewish Independent, the National Post, the Hamilton Spectator and others. He has received an award for combating anti-Semitism in print from the Jewish organization B’nai Brith. His commentary has been featured on CTV Primetime, Global News, EWTN, and the CBC as well as dozens of radio stations and news outlets in Canada and the United States.

He speaks on a wide variety of cultural topics across North America at universities, high schools, churches, and other functions. Some of these topics include abortion, pornography, the Sexual Revolution, and euthanasia. Jonathon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history from Simon Fraser University, and is the communications director for the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform.

Jonathon’s first book, The Culture War, was released in 2016.

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