Just when it looked like there was light at the end of the evenly split Supreme Court, one of the most liberal and anti-American justices to ever sit on it is threatening to stay way beyond the time when most of her colleagues have given up the ghost and head for the pasture to enjoy their great-grandchildren. Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, 85, she who thinks the age of consent for girls should be twelve, has declared her intention to stay on the court as long as the boys do.
“I’m now 85,” Ginsburg said on Sunday. “My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so think I have about at least five more years.”
Oy. Stevens was passed his expiration date, too, but that doesn’t seem to matter. Ginsburg is determined to defy the odds and live another five years with pancreatic cancer, and in the process block all of the progress President Donald Trump and his crew are making putting the country back together after thirty years of systematic destruction.
In fact, Ginsburg indicates that she actually uses conservative arguments as a way to articulate the views she spouts from the bench.
“If I had my choice of dissenters when I was writing for the court, it would be Justice Scalia,” Ginsburg said, saying that the back and forth would help her form her arguments. “Sometimes it was like a ping-pong game.”As a result, Ginsburg said, her landmark decision opening up the Virginia Military Institute to female cadets was her 18th draft.
As a writer, I can testify that that’s a lot of drafts.
What does this mean for the future of America? It means we have to keep voting for people who espouse the ideals put forth by President Trump and his team to send the message to Washington that liberalism needs to die. Otherwise, another of Ginsburg’s quotes will breathe life into it.
“My dear spouse would say that the true symbol of the United States is not the bald eagle — it is the pendulum,” Ginsburg said. “And when it goes very far in one direction you can count on its swinging back.”
Yeah, We the People need to keep that from happening.