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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg snubs the U.S. Constitution

On August 10, 1993, President Bill Clinton's appointee Ruth Bader Ginsberg took the following oath prior to serving on the United States Supreme Court:

"I, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as Supreme Court Justice under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God."  (Title 28, Chapter 1, Part 453 of the United States Code)

With this in mind, Justice Ginsberg was recently in Egypt, where she appeared on Egyptian television station Al Hayat. Given all the turmoil and unrest in Egypt, which has seen the Islamist group the Muslim Brotherhood, come to power, Ginsberg offered up some shocking and disheartening advice to the country which is in the process of developing its own constitution. 

Specifically, Justice Ginsberg offered up these words of wisdom: 

"I would not look to the U.S. Constitution if I were drafting a Constitution in the year 2012.  I might look at the Constitution of South Africa.  That was a deliberate attempt to have a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights, have an independent judiciary.  It really is, I think, a great piece of work that was done."

Now, keep in mind that Ginsburg did not entirely bash the U.S. Constitution - the very document that is the foundation upon what our great nation was built.  She did send a few compliments towards her own country's constitution, saying "we have the oldest written constitution force still in the world, and it starts out with three words - "we the people."   Ginsberg added that the "separation of powers" and the concept of "checks and balances" were good aspects of the document, as well as the fact that the salaries of the independent judiciary cannot be diminished if it rules that a law enacted by Congress is deemed unconstitutional. 

After her brief mention of what Ginsberg saw as the few highlights of the United States Constitution, she went on to suggest what Egypt  should consider when drafting it's own.  Of course she discouraged looking to the  United States Constitution as a guide.  Instead, aside from the previously referenced Constitution of South Africa, Ginsberg also mentioned the 1982 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as the European Convention on Human Rights.

Here is Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg on Al Hayat:


Ginsberg is well-known for her ultra-liberal stance on issues, and her anti-American/anti-U.S. Constitution observations mimic those of President Barack Obama.  Both seem to think the United States and its own constitution, are flawed.  They both agree that we must look to other countries and try to emulate them, as well as encourage other countries to do the same.  WHY? 

Remember how the left always wants to make the U.S. Constitution a "living document" - meaning they want to change it to fit their own agenda.  All of a sudden, with Obama in power, and ultra-leftie Ginsberg out in Egypt backslapping the very Constitution upon what our freedoms and rights are founded upon, the U.S. Constitution just isn't good enough.  We need to emulate other countries! 

(Several questions need to be asked here:  Why shouldn't other countries emulate us???  Aren't we the land of the free?  the home of the brave?  Obviously, with a severe illegal immigration problem that the United States has been dealing with for decades, not all share the disdain that Obama and the likes of Ginsberg have for their own country and the document upon which our freedoms are based.  Are Americans fleeing the country in droves to escape our way of life?  Do Americans really want to rip up the Constitution and have a do-over?)

And since when has the Constitution of the United States been considered to be "a document frozen in time" as Ginsberg stated?  President Obama has often mentioned how the Constitution is a real "roadblock" to him being able to enact everything he wants to do (thank God for that!!!). 

In conclusion, something is really wrong and should not sit well with the American people when we have a Supreme Court justice traveling to Egypt and telling the Egyptian people - don't look to the U.S. Constitution - the document representing the supreme law of the United States -  for guidance when you are developing your own constitution.  It just isn't good enough.  South Africa's is better.  Canada's is better.  The European version is better.  What is truly disturbing is that these sentiments are being expressed by a sitting U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

Maybe when Obama stops campaigning long enough to travel overseas, he can now echo Ginsberg's sentiments and, aside from apologizing for our country, start criticizing the U.S. Constitution,  too.

Wouldn't surprise me in the least.

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