June 27th, 2018 will go down in history for Republicans.
And will go down as the worst day in history for Democrats.
It was the day that the Supreme Court made a ruling that will kill the Democrat Party.
In what is a major victory for First Amendment rights and the Republican Party, and a major blow to the Democrat Party, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that government workers cannot be forced to pay union fees.
That means that those in a public sector union can choose whether to financially support a union.
The case was brought on by a man named Mark Janus, who works as a child support specialist for the state government in Illinois.
He felt that his First Amendment rights were being infringed when he was forced to support a union that he did not support.
Not only was the union he was being forced to support not representing him as he would like, they were supporting political causes he did not agree with.
According to Open Secrets, who tracks spending in federal political elections, public sector unions have spent over $391 million on elections since 1990, with 91% of those contributions supporting Democrats.
Janus has been fighting since 2015 for this issue, with the help of the Liberty Justice Center and the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation.
Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation called the decision a “landmark victory for public-sector employees coast-to-coast.”
Mark Janus also spoke out in excitement, stating that the “right to say ‘no’ to a union is just as important as the right to say ‘yes.’”
Reactions to the decision largely went down party lines, with those on the right reacting positively, and those on the left reacting negatively.
Public sector unions have provided millions of dollars to Democrat politicians, despite the unions themselves representing workers all across the political spectrum.
This was one of multiple decisions made by the Supreme Court this week. The first landmark decision to come out reaffirmed Trump’s right to impose a travel ban on countries with high concentration of terrorists.
The Supreme Court recognized that his ban was not religiously motivated, therefore being in his scope of control.
The Supreme Court also ruled, along party lines, that crisis pregnancy centers in California cannot be forced to provide information about abortion to clients if they do not agree with abortion.
Needless to say, all three of these decisions created a major stir. Creating an even bigger stir was the announcement that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will be resigning.
Kennedy was the known swing vote in the Supreme Court, and his choice to retire is a major blow to the left.
President Donald Trump now has the ability to replace him, and his list of potential nominees seems to fit more in the mold of his other nominee, Justice Neil Gorsuch.
Another Trump nominee on the Supreme Court will only further offset the balance in favor or President Donald Trump, making more decisions that reaffirm his agenda possible.
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