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'Children Are Not Medical Waste': James Lankford Decries Abortion In Senate Floor Remarks

"On the Senate floor on Tuesday, Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) decried abortion and expressed hope the Supreme Court would overturn Roe v. Wade." from video introduction.

"Transcript of Senate Floor Remarks

In December of 1952, again in December of 1953, the Supreme Court was packed. There was lines out into the hallway with people waiting to get in to hear oral arguments. In December the court would hear arguments on the legality of segregation brought by Thurgood Marshall representing the Brown family from Topeka, Kansas. Just 56 years before Brown vs. Board of Education, segregation was protected by the Supreme Court in Plessy vs. Ferguson. They ruled that separate but equal facilities were constitutional, thus enshrining the national disgrace of segregation into America.

An absolutely terrible decision by the Supreme Court that haunted our nation for decades. And it took 56 years before the Supreme Court corrected its wrong. Now more than a century past the Plessy v. Ferguson decision, the nation still celebrates the court that decided the Brown vs. Board of Education case as justices righted a great wrong against millions of people. There was a simple lesson in that decision. When the court made a mistake, it should fix its mistake.

In a lesser known case that affects just about every American now, in 2018, the Supreme Court overturned by a 5-4 decision, 51 years of precedent on the collection of taxes for businesses called the Physical Presence Rule. Many people now know it as the Internet Tax Rule. It changed the way taxes were collected on the internet. When they made that decision is in the 2018, there was great confusion and consternation, statements that it would be impossible to implement and it would bring certain destruction to the internet commerce..." from the website for Senator Langford.

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