A friend this past weekend said that to me, the title above, in reference to the recent wave of authoritarian crackdowns on obviously non-conforming people, not that she is being explicitly harassed and punished for certain classes of behavior that the conservative majority finds condemnable. But she intends to stand up for the minority, especially young women who need abortions, and she feels the grip of power closing tightly around even the ability to protest. Persecuted groups tend to be, all things considered, relatively powerless to resist. They can get loud. That's about it. But NC Republicans have a law for that too, H40, the so-called "anti-rioting bill" which is moving forward and which intends to chill the resistance to Republican overreach.
|Phil Berger Jr.
Never before had this happened. Never. Taking legal revenge simply because the membership on the Court had changed. The essence of a destructive and oppressive partisanship. Which is, indeed, coming for us.