Justice Scalia knew this day would come.
The coming years will mark the end of the grumpy-old-socially-conservative-white-male political system.
States have already begun legalizing Marijuana for not only medicinal use, but also recreational use. Not to mention the “radical idea” of letting gay people marry has come around to existence in many states as well.
The nation has a restless youth that not only wants but needs to make a difference. Using new media such as secure chat rooms, tor and other encrypted ways of communicating, the population of America can be seen making a difference. The most obvious of these recent restless movements was the Occupy protests which sparked a symbol of rebellion all around the world.
The population is upset, and there’s going to be a difference.
I mean, it’s not like we haven’t seen this before. In the 60’s and 70’s everyone was pumped up about making a difference, and some WAS made, but a few short years after that the still angry and energized youth was given Ronald Reagan, the exact opposite of what they wanted. Then, there were a couple of Bushes, and we all know how that turned out. Even in other countries this has happened throughout history. In Russia, a change was very badly needed so the people turned to Lenin. Before long they had Stalin.
Now, this country is most certainly not headed towards a Stalin-esque type leader, but you get my point.
What I’m trying to say is that maybe the right to gather in public spaces and protest is just a way to humor the population. I mean, just this past week Speaker of the House John Boehner announced his new GOP committee chairs…and it was allwhite (alright). Literally, it was all white, old men.
Maybe the country isn’t heading towards change. Maybe it is. I sure hope it’s the latter though.