When my parents took me to see “The Wizard of Oz” my mother shushed me for speaking out after the above scene was shown on the screen. I didn’t understand why Dorothy went around the road at its circular beginning instead of just starting at the part of the road where it straightened out. I think Mom believed she had released a hellion on the world. Maybe so.
This, of course, brings me to she of our time who is the queen and diva of convoluted thinking , Nancy Pelosi. Possibly of all time – although I haven’t reached that conclusion quite yet.
Leader Pelosi has categorized the recent Hobby Lobby decision by the Supreme Court, granting that company an exemption from the Obamacare mandate on providing abortifacients as just one more bomb in the war on women. Furthermore, she categorized the five male Justices as being participants in that war, if for no other reason, because of their gender. Well, everyone is entitled to her opinion – however warped it might be. But let’s see where this kind of thinking on the part of the liberal left, of whom Ms. Pelosi is an outstanding example, logically leads us.
For purposes of this conversation, let’s assume that Ms. Pelosi is correct. A man simply cannot properly adjudicate an issue that is related to women simply because of a difference in our sexual apparatus . But the “logic” of this argument would suggest that having a different experience de facto disqualifies a person from making judgments about others whose experience is different from their own.
Certainly if it’s true that a man should have no involvement in questions regarding women, it should be equally true that women should have no involvement in questions regarding men. While I have never heard anyone on the left make that statement it does seem logical enough to me. But should we stop there?
Let’s take the case of a man who is accused of rape. Obviously, a woman should not serve on a jury adjudicating this case as her lifelong experience has been different from that of the male rapist and therefore it is impossible for her to come to an objective determination because she lacks the mindset to do so as a simple result of her gender.
But if that is true, then might we not go further? Should we not restrict the jury pool not only just to men, but to men who have themselves also been accused of committing rape? Would they not be the best equipped to understand the mind of the accused rapist – far better than the general population – and therefore be better able than others to cut through all the legal jargon and actually penetrate to the crux of the matter?
It disturbs me that someone who holds a position of “leadership” in our government and at one time was third in line of succession to the presidency does not understand that it is not the role of the Congress to critique the Supreme Court but it is the role of the Court to critique the laws which Congress enacts. More disturbing is that Pelosi will win re-election by overwhelming margins until she dies or retires.
But perhaps there is hope. I have dropped her an email explaining that the Yellow Brick Road on the way to Oz begins just off of San Francisco near Fisherman’s Wharf and submerged only about thirty feet under the Pacific’s surface. Perhaps she will lead a brigade of her supporters on a journey to Oz, thereby making the country and the world safer for the rest of us. Bon voyage!