The Constitution Works Just Fine, Thank You

Thursday, September 22, 2005

While lecturing to hundreds at the New York City Bar Association, one of the worst Supreme Court justices in modern history defended the use of foreign law in American jurisprudence and would like the next confirmed justice to be an activist who would "advance" desired American laws.

She also said she doesn't like the idea of being the only female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, now that O'Connor has retired and is waiting to be replaced by Bush's next choice.

But when making this decision, "any woman will not do," Ginsburg warned.

There are "some women who might be appointed who would not advance human rights or women's rights," Ginsburg told her audience.

Well yeah, the best woman for the job would not "advance human rights" or "women's rights" or any rights. Judges aren't supposed to advance, promote, flaunt, or do anything with any laws unless it's ruling on the constitutionality of them.

Continuing, Ginsburg stressed that the president should appoint a "fine jurist," which is surprising considering I expected her to recommended a judge like herself.

"I have a list of highly qualified women, but the president has not consulted me," Ginsburg revealed last night.

Thank God. Our country does not need another ACLU-type Ruth Bader Ginsburg "advancing" or perverting our laws, a task the Constitution delegates to the Legislative Branch and only that branch.

During the question-and-answer session President Clinton's biggest mistake defended the application of foreign law to American cases.

"I will take enlightenment wherever I can get it," she said. "I don't want to stop at a national boundary."

Which is why Ruth Bader Ginsburg should have never been confirmed justice in the first place. Let us recall the oath Ginsburg took -- as well as the other six justices currently sitting on the Supreme Court -- prior to becoming one of the most powerful judges in the country:

"I, (state name), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the
same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter. SO HELP ME GOD."
As you can clearly see for yourself, judge's allegiance is to the Constitution and nothing else. Apparently Ginsburg feels she has the authority to transmogrify the role of the Supreme Court justice according to her own whims whenever convenient. For that she is extremely dangerous.

It's now the job of the president to make sure Ginsburg's voice becomes a minuscule one when the next justice is confirmed.