On Monday, January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court of the United states issued what could be argued was its most controversial ruling, Roe v Wade. In the ensuing years, most Americans have gone deaf from the volume the the arguments over the moral implications of the ruling.
On the first live broadcast of Constitution Thursday since September 20, 2013, we take a look at the ruling and the process by which the Court decided that a right to privacy exists between a citizen and their physician.
Upon further review, did the Court “get it right,” at least as far as the privacy rights are concerned? And if they did, how far should that/those right/s extend?
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The Convention is over, and the delegates disperse home. George Washington can hardly wait to get out of town and on his way back to Mt. Vernon. He is so anxious to leave, that it almost costs him his life.
The issue is now before the States to decide. Ratification and Union or reject the proposed Constitution and try to go it alone or in small groups.
Two opposing ideologies will coalesce around the debate. One Conservative and liberty minded. The other, radical and focused on a much different – and much bigger – goal. Can only one succeed and push the other into the pages of history?
Or is there yet still room for compromise?
Over the course of the convention, Gouverneur Morris has lost every single debate, discussion, argument and point. It would be hard to find any single man who had less successful direct influence on the direction of the debates. Everything that he wanted or stood for in the new government had been defeated.
Now, as the work draws to its close, the convention turns to the one man in whom they have utmost confidence to stitch together the final document.
And that man, is Gouvernor Morris.
When all is said and done, it is Ben Franklin who rises to the moment. His words of self-sacrifice and putting the nation ahead of oneself ring in our hearts even today. And most of all, lets us astonish our enemies.