Of course you’re outraged.
But it is not enough to be angry at the idiot branch of the Supreme Court.
You can howl, you can discuss, you can read about why this is so wrong on every judicial and religious level imaginable, but again, not enough.
Today is 1 July. Three days shy of Independence Day which celebrates the ends to which reasonable, thinking, decent people will go for freedom. They risked their lives, and sometimes died. You don’t need to go that far.
What you need to do, starting now, is to politic. When you go out and about, tell your friends instead of complaining, plan to VOTE this November fourth. Learn who all the candidates are in your location and surrounding areas: all of the House, slightly over a third of the Senate, and a ton of state and local offices will all be on the ballot. Promote your candidates. Keep a list of polling places, or a phone app so you can tell people where to vote so you can help those who may be new to the area. Never leave home without voter registration forms, a clipboard and pens. Take names so you can remind people to vote. Have them fill out promise cards, and then mail them on 29 October. Pick a candidate, and sign up to work.
The crazies won NOT because Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Alito and Thomas made the decision on their own, but because the wingnut branch of the GOP controls the House, has given cover to corporatism and false religions and thus created a framework inside which these men could do this. Actually, were encouraged by their masters to do so.
We lose because we don’t vote. We don’t take the time to learn the names of the candidates, much less work elections. We lose because we don’t bring our neighborhoods to the polls. We can lose this year because we’re so focused on the 2016 presidential election that we forget that today matters, holding the Senate matters, and taking back the House matters.
Pull out those checkbooks and give until after it hurts.
We need to stop losing. We need to return our state houses, local governments and the House to sanity.