Skip to comments.The Statism of Ginsberg
Posted on 08/05/2012 10:38:46 AM PDT by Starman417
On the surface it is laughable, but beneath the robe, Ginsberg gives us another glimpse of her statist underwear.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and the cerebrally inept U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, who needed to be coached by Liberal judges in front of the bench on how to plead for the Obama's Affordable Care Act, took part in an examination of arias for legal precedent at the American Bar Associations annual meeting in Chicago.
Predicatably, Verillis contribution was little noted and soon forgotten; but just as predictably, Ginsberg seized the opportunity to enunciate her totalitarian statist ideology.
After listening to excerpts of several live performances, Ginsberg cited Mozarts The Magic Flute and the sterilization of the opera over time to purge content deemed to be sexist or racist, Ginsberg maintained she is certainly an originalist, but that opera like society should grow with society. She made no mention of whether the society should grow with the politicians and judges in charge of that society. However perverting the composers original work to reflect the opinion of a judge or a court is implied as being necessary to reflect the ideology being imposed upon society. She vaguely maintained that there is original intent, but apparently judges are better at determining how the law and hence society should evolve and it is necessary to pervert original intent to accomplish ideological purity as society evolves, opera and the law must grow with society.
To avoid sounding like a Marxist Revolutionary, she gave some credit to our founders; the founders of our country were great men with a vision They were held back from realizing their ideas by the times in which they lived. (Ginsberg is not held back by any restraints) But I think their notion was that society would evolve and the meaning of some of the grand clauses in the Constitution would grow with society, so that the Constitution would always be in tune with the society that law is meant to serve.
Unfortunately, Ginsberg's law is meant to define a society and an ideology.
She went on to cite Benjamin Brittens tragic opera Billy Budd the story of a young sailor accused of striking down a man who falsely accused him of inciting a mutiny. He was hanged after suitable soul searching and ambiguity by the captain. The story is an adaption of Herman Melvilles novella and the story has parallels to the George Zimmerman case.
(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...