Skip to comments.Justice Ginsburg visits mark Arab Spring uprisings (Egypt and Tunesia)
Posted on 02/02/2012 12:21:19 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The Supreme Court's midwinter break is often used by justices to fly off to sunny vacation spots or European capitals where they address an audience or two on someone else's tab. But this year, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is on a different sort of visit to two North African countries where popular uprisings helped topple longtime leaders.
Ginsburg wrapped up a State Department-sponsored visit to Egypt on Wednesday with a public seminar at the Cairo University law school. The 78-year-old Ginsburg told students she was inspired by last year's protests that led to the end of Hosni Mubarak's regime.
"This is the most wonderful time in which to live and be among the young people who are helping your country and bringing about change during this exceptional transitional period to a real democratic state," Ginsburg said....
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Lord, spare me dis!
Yeah, I’m sure they enjoyed being talked down to by an old woman named Ginsburg.
Why didn’t she just stay there since it is so nice.
I never knew that the State Department paid for Supreme Court Justices to go on vacation. What a great gig!
why not? They (i.e. “we”) pay for lush vacations by the first wookie
Did she stop by and catch a soccer game? n/s
No loss if she’s stoned to death over there.
We’d just get another ‘wise latina’ or sume such.
Mebbie a wise transgendered harp seal?
A Democracy is: Rule by Omnipotent Majority. In a Democracy, The Individual, and any group of Individuals composing any Minority, have no protection against the unlimited power of The Majority. It is a case of Majority-over-Man.
Contrast this with a Republic: a constitutionally limited government of the representative type, created by a written Constitution--adopted by the people and changeable (from its original meaning) by them only by its amendment--with its powers divided between three separate Branches. It protects the individuals God-given, unalienable rights and therefore for the protection of the rights of The Minority, of all minorities, and the liberties of people in general.
In Egypt, this real democratic state has created a majority mob rule by the Muslim brotherhood's influence over the illiterate masses. And they will end up slaughtering the minorities, such as the Coptic Christians, all in the name of their real democratic state.
Ginsburg should know this.
May God have mercy on Egypt and be with my Coptic Christian friends there! Amen
Justice Ginsburg to Egyptians: Look to the Constitutions of South Africa or Canada, Not to the US ..
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