Saturday 19 September 2020

The long expected passing of Ruth Bader Ginsberg is a coup de theatre

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg, whose death has shaken up American politics, said in an interview with The New York Times published in July 2016:
“I can’t imagine what this place would be – I can’t imagine what the country would be – with Donald Trump as our president. For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be – I don’t even want to contemplate that.”
After it was published and some called for her to resign, she apologised.

She called Justice Anthony Kennedy “the great hero of this term” for his votes upholding abortion rights and affirmative action.

“Think what would have happened had Justice Scalia remained with us,” she added. She and he went to the opera together but this suggests she thought the great conservative jurist's death had its positive side. 

Donald Trump and others on the right might be thinking the same thing of hers.

Pat Buchanan commented on her interview back then,
She thinks the death penalty is barbaric, and that abortion on demand and same-sex marriage are progressive. She is waiting for a case to come before her so she can restrict gun rights. 

In a democratic republic, she has a right to hold and air these views.

But a democratic republic no longer exists when justices of the mindset of Ginsburg, who have never been elected, but serve for life, can impose these views, anti-democratically, upon the country.

Since the Earl Warren era, the Supreme Court has usurped the legislative power and imposed social policies, and Congress, which has the power under Article III to shackle the Ruth Bader Ginsburgs and restrict the court’s jurisdiction, has lacked the courage to do so.

This is the problem, not Ginsburg. She does what leftist ideologues do. The problem is elsewhere.

Pogo said it best, “We have met the enemy — and he is us.”

Left-wing Americans are very saddened by Judge Ginsburg's death, but Pat Buchanan's will be a really huge loss.

I assume the President will nominate a Supreme Court judge quickly. It would be good if Joe Biden did the same, but it would be a mistake on his part. 

The Supremes consist of 6 Catholics and, now, 2 Jews. If Mr Trump nominates another Catholic, such as Amy Barrett, the electors will be reminded that Kamala Harris, who sits on the Senate Judiciary committee, attacked a man nominated as a district judge for his membership of the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic charity which occupies itself in good works. 

Since 1993, you have been a member of the Knights of Columbus, an all-male society comprised primarily of Catholic men. In 2016, Carl Anderson, leader of the Knights of Columbus, described abortion as “a legal regime that has resulted in more than 40 million deaths.” Mr. Anderson went on to say that “abortion is the killing of the innocent on a massive scale.” Were you aware that the Knights of Columbus opposed a woman’s right to choose when you joined the organization?
She went on to say that the Knights had
a long record of opposing equal protection of the law for LGBT people.
I wonder how Joe Biden, that devout Catholic who opposed before he championed single sex marriage and abortion on demand, and who is strongly backed by the Pope and some but not all American cardinals, will schmooze that.

1 comment:

  1. Some of the women whose names have been mentioned as replacements sound very worrying. They sound like they might end up being pretty much liberal progressives with latent Woke tendencies. Trump has a track record of making ghastly choices when it comes to appointing people. Trump is after all a liberal.

    It's highly possible that the replacement for Ginsburg will end up being not all that different from her.