A Letter to Amy Coney Barrett
Updated: Oct 28, 2020
Dear Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett,
Congratulations on the 52-48 election of the Senate. You are officially a Supreme Court Justice. May I remind you, you are a female Supreme Court Justice. May I remind you, you are a female Supreme Court Justice replacing a female Supreme Court Justice. And finally, Justice Barrett, may I remind you, you are a female Supreme Court Justice replacing a female Supreme Court Justice who actively stood by women across the country and world to ensure their safety and prosperity. Justice Barrett, you are the 1 out of the 3 voices for women in the Supreme Court Members. I implore you to remember that in your decision-making because as a female young adult it is imperative to me that you do. It is imperative to the 157 million women in this country that you remember that. Justice Barrett, tell me, are you the female Supreme Court Justice for the 70,000 women that die annually due to complications in unsafe abortions? Because to them, you are 1/3 of their voice. Remember that. Justice Barett, are you the female Supreme Court Justice for the voices of 70,000 women that had to risk their lives for a fundamental right to have sovereignty over their own bodies. Their bodies, voices, hopes, dreams, and freedoms stripped away due to the lack of sovereignty over their own bodies. Remember that. Remember them, remember their impact, remember their lives lost, and I implore you to remember you are a female Supreme Court Justice, 1/3 of our voice.
Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, so it happens you are a member of this earth, as so am I, so are 7.594 billion other people. 328.2 million of the people on the earth also happen to be American, as are you and me. I, a 16-year-old female on the earth, would love to see it prosper through 2050, as I am sure you would as well, right? Well, Justice Barrett, I implore you to make decisions that reflect this common desire for the earth to prosper. I implore you to protect this earth and its inhabitants. I implore you, do not call my future "controversial" because it is not. As a woman in your late 40's, I presume that allowing for good health and safety, I will outlive you, so while COVID-19 and smoking may be clear cut to you, let me tell you what is just as clear: the earth is being destroyed. Supreme Justice Barrett, where is the controversy? I cannot seem to find it. Oh, I must deny all scientific facts and rest in the mistruths of ignorance to sit comfortably in the knowledge the earth is doing just fine. The fires in California and Australia are just fine. The constant rise in sea levels is just fine. The hurricanes sweeping the Atlantic are just fine. The recorded high temperatures this year are just fine. I implore you to remember this Justice Barrett, remember the prosperity of our earth, and that you are 1/9 of our voice.
Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, as you have been out of secondary education for about 30 years, I don't expect you to directly relate to the issue of school shootings, but I am sure you equally concerned if not more due to your children in school. So, Justice Barrett, it is imperative that you are the Supreme Court Justice to the 32 children killed and 77 children injured in school shootings in 2019 and the 13 children killed and 27 children injured in 2020. I implore you to realize the difference between bearing arms and having a gun, an automatic tool to inflict harm or death. I implore you, Justice Barret, to not only limit guns to convicted felons, but to anyone who is not qualified to own one. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, I besiege you to take a long and in-depth look at the Columbia v. Heller case and not only see it for what it takes but for what it gives. It gives me safety and comfort, knowing not everyone is qualified to own firearms, and that they will not have to give an example of why first. I implore you, Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, understand this because you are 1/9 of our voice.
Finally, Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barret, you will be the Supreme Court Justice that will reign as I grow to vote, to pay taxes, to live on my own, and to get my real first job. I implore you to remember that, to remember you hold a share of my future in your hands. You hold a share of all American's futures in your hands. remember that.
A concerned American.