Skip to comments.Justice Ginsburg and the Need to Oppose Radical Judicial Nominees
Posted on 02/08/2012 8:26:51 AM PST by IbJensen
While most of us have been caught up in the brouhaha of electoral politics, liberal activists have been working indefatigably to pack the courts the unelected branch of government with radical statists. We might have turned over a number of congressional seats in 2010, but Obama has successfully turned over many conservative seats in our federal court system. Since taking office, Obama has appointed 125 people to federal judgeships, including 25 to appellate courts, and 2 to the Supreme Court.
After three years, Obamas mark on the federal courts is beginning to become quite potent. The Fourth Circuit appellate court used to be filled with a majority of strict constructionist judges. Now, following Obamas appointment of five new radicals, the court has totally shifted. This once conservative court ruled in favor of the administration in upholding the constitutionality of Obamacare last year. Obamas indelible stain on the judicial system will reverberate for years to come.
While Republicans have successfully blocked some of Obamas most extreme nominees, they have voted to confirm the vast majority of them. Many Republicans have insisted for years that anyone who is qualified to serve as a judge deserves to be confirmed, irrespective of their judicial philosophy or ideology. This school of thought suggests that as long as the nominee has the requisite resume and is clean of ethical violations, he/she should sail through the nomination process. That is the grim consequence of elections, they contend.
Last week, in an interview with an Egyptian television station, Ruth Bader Ginsburg showed why ideology matters and why perverted judicial philosophy should indeed be a disqualifying factor for a judgeship. She told the audience one that lives under tyranny that the U.S. Constitution should not serve as a role model for a modern draft:
I would not look to the US 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, had an independent judiciary It really is, I think, a great piece of work that was done. Much more recent than the US constitution Canada has a Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It dates from 1982. You would almost certainly look at the European Convention on Human Rights. Yes, why not take advantage of what there is elsewhere in the world?
At the time of her nomination to the Supreme Court, Ginsburg had a stellar resume and excellent ratings from the American Bar Association. With that criteria in mind, every Republican except for three; Don Nickles, Bob Smith, and Jesse Helms, voted to confirm Ginsburg, a woman who has nothing but contempt for the very document that she is charged with upholding.
Make no mistake about it; someone who believes that our constitution is outdated; someone who regards our constitution as a living and breathing document; someone who views the constitution of a violent third world country with higher reverence than the U.S. Constitution is indeed disqualified from serving on any court.
No matter what happens in November, Obama will have another year to pack the courts. At present, there are 86 vacancies on district and appellate courts, 39 of which already have pending nominees before the Senate. We must work harder to ensure that not a single person with contempt for our Constitution is confirmed by the Senate. Republicans must understand that disrespect for the Constitution is an automatic disqualification for a judicial nominee.
Perhaps, Justice Ginsburg had it right when she asserted at the end of that TV interview, if the people dont care, the best constitution in the world wont make any difference. If we continue to blithely confirm nominees who share Ginsburgs judicial philosophy, our Constitution which is the best in the world certainly wont make any difference.
Being ugly is one thing. Being a leftist destructor of America is quite another. There's something telling in Obozo's 'character' wherein he continually choses very ugly Marxist females who share his hatred for our Constitution and his desire to destroy America. Further he lards up his 850 White Hut staff with beings who are sexually confused. There are many homosexuals, trans-gendered freaks and, of course, lesbians. Obozo has a distinct affinity for the sodomists as he was trained at the feet of one old predator who plied his pupils with jars of whisky, cigarettes and drugs. Obozo's mind is out to lunch thereby the necessity for teleprompters.
This Ginsburg crow is one ugly female. Ugly in her countenance and ugly inside.
The Senate needs radical change in order that the citizenry get hope. Require majority rule, put 90 days limit on advise and consent. The goal of keeping big states from rolling small ones is dealt with by the 2 per state allocation, it doesnt need amplified for the vanity of each senator.
Return the selection of senators to the state legislatures wherein it was until 1913. Reduce those length of terms to four years.
With that criteria in mind, every Republican except for three; Don Nickles, Bob Smith, and Jesse Helms”
Man, I do miss Jesse Helms. He is irreplaceable.
All but 3 republicans voted in favor of her nomination, so the republicans are just as at fault. It’s pathetic when it comes down to important decisions you can’t rely on either party. Wait, no, you can rely on them both to screw America over!
Any woman whose armpit hair can be styled with a curling iron should be rejected out of hand. Like ginsberg should have been in the first place.
Any one lawyer is smarter than the rest of the world combined. You don’t even have to ask them, they automatically tell you that. One of their courses in their first year of law school is “ARROGANCE - YES WE ARE BETTER”.
This method of creating a dictatorship has been under way for some time. The radical left has been moving to get as many important decisions AWAY FROM THE VOTERS and into the “appointing hands” of the dictators and associated radicals who want to rule of America, not see it governed by and for the people.
“The Senate needs radical change in order that the citizenry get hope.”
Unfortunately, the radical citizenry ( about 40% or more) think that Ms. Ginzburg IS hope.
This should be part and parcel of a well-publicized, consistent, across-the-board return to what is written in the USC or its amendments. This is Congress's job, it's consistent with the law, and it's essential for our survival.
I thought this boring old anti-American black-robed leftist moron was going to retire because of health reasons.
If Ms Ginsburg made these comments during her confirmation hearings she would have been escorted out of the room in handcuffs.
Thank you, Ruthie, with your comments in Egypt, for reminding the entire country just how important the vote in 2012 is...
Nobama = no commie justices
She had her plumbing bored out and is good to go.
Had her oil changed at the same time.
Don’t Supreme Court Justices take an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution? How can this bozo’s actions be interpreted as upholding that oath?
should have, yes.
would have... no way.
It’s funny that the GOP asserts that the president gets to pick justices regardless of ideology,
but when a conservative judge goes before the senate, the ‘rats are all about voting them down because of ideology, usually about “choice”.
she is a worthless old bitch...
You will find that Ruth B-G swore (or affirmed) something like this:
"I, _________, 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 on which I am about to enter. So help me God."
I suggest she be impeached for false affirmation, perjury, violation of duty, ... whatever.
Ruth B-G does not deserve the high office she holds.
Miz Ginsburg has hope in her soul.
(Or is it the other way around?)
At any rate we should pity this pathetic creature. She always has that expression on her face that appears as though she’s sucking on alum.
When addressing a group of like-minded leftists this expression comes across as a look of concern. The audience is, of course, unaware that the ‘justice’ has a severe case of hemorrhoids.
"Frankly, I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don't want to have too many of."
~Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ruth Bader Ginsburg should have been rejected
out of hand as she was the Chief Counsel for the ACLU.
The ACLU was founded by three utopian Marxists
to destroy America by twisting the Constitution.
“Radical statists” - I prefer the term, “state supremacists.”
“The state may not unfairly discriminate directly or indirectly against anyone on one or more grounds, including race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, language and birth.
Everyone has the right to fair labour practices.
Every worker has the right:
to form and join a trade union;
to participate in the activities and programmes of a trade union; and
Every employer has the right:
to form and join an employers’ organisation; and
to participate in the activities and programmes of an employers’ organisation.
Every trade union and every employers’ organisation has the right:
to determine its own administration, programmes and activities;
to organise; and
to form and join a federation.
Everyone has the right:
to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and
to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that
prevent pollution and ecological degradation;
promote conservation; and
secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.
Everyone has the right to have access to adequate housing. The state must take reasonable legislative and other measures, within its available resources, to achieve the progressive realisation of this right.
Everyone has the right to have access to:
health care services, including reproductive health care;
sufficient food and water; and
social security, including, if they are unable to support themselves and their dependants, appropriate social assistance.
The state must take reasonable legislative and other measures, within its available resources, to achieve the progressive realisation of each of these rights.
No one may be refused emergency medical treatment.
Every child has the right:
to a name and a nationality from birth;
to family care or parental care, or to appropriate alternative care when removed from the family environment;
to basic nutrition, shelter, basic health care services and social services;
to be protected from maltreatment, neglect, abuse or degradation;
to be protected from exploitative labour practices;
not to be required or permitted to perform work or provide services that
are inappropriate for a person of that child's age; or
place at risk the child's well-being, education, physical or mental health or spiritual, moral or social development;
not to be detained except as a measure of last resort, in which case, in addition to the rights a child enjoys under sections 12 and 35, the child may be detained only for the shortest appropriate period of time, and has the right to be
kept separately from detained persons over the age of 18 years; and
treated in a manner, and kept in conditions, that take account of the child's age;
to have a legal practitioner assigned to the child by the state, and at state expense, in civil proceedings affecting the child, if substantial injustice would otherwise result; and
not to be used directly in armed conflict, and to be protected in times of armed conflict.
Everyone has the right:
to a basic education, including adult basic education; and
to further education, which the state, through reasonable measures, must make progressively available and accessible.
Everyone has the right to receive education in the official language or languages of their choice in public educational institutions where that education is reasonably practicable. In order to ensure the effective access to, and implementation of, this right, the state must consider all reasonable educational alternatives, including single medium institutions, taking into account:
the need to redress the results of past racially discriminatory laws and practices.”
Thus, a socialist paradise.
Liberals/Progressives/Marxists snicker cynically at that stupidity. Their job is to advance socialism/communism "by any means necessary." Controlling the courts with partisan puppets is the most direct way to achieve revolution without having to consider "the consent of the people."
Ruth Buzzi Ginsburg
Was there ever a more fitting name for satire in the court. I mean she even LOOKS like her!
Caught a shot of her and Kagen after the SOTU speech. Drooling old crone and mouth-breathing imbecile.
Leftist presidents choose women justices because they live longer.
Had her oil changed at the same time.
I hope it's enough to keep her on the road until next January.
Well, then, Obammy better nominate Jenny Craig for the next vacancy, ‘cause Sotomayor and Kagen don’t look like they’re gonna last too long.
I wish that Ginsburg had made this statement back in 1993, when Bill Clinton appointed her. Maybe she would have been rejected. Now our only hope is that she retires soon. Given her age and health, that is possible.
We need to win this year’s election very badly. The stakes have never been higher.
“I thought this boring old anti-American black-robed leftist moron was going to retire because of health reasons.”
That may still happen. She’s not getting getting any younger. Hopefully, that’ll happen after Obama is defeated for reelection.
Did you hear what this aging radical judge said? She claimed that the Constitution of South Africa is better than that of the U.S. Amazing. We’ve gotta get Obama & Company out of the White House.
If only she would attempt to swallow something as large as a pitted olive.
(Pencil necked geek)
My greatest concern should Obama be re-elected is his ability to appoint more radical lefty judges to the Supreme Court.
We must all unite to hold him to one term!
Very well-stated. Four members of the U.S. Supreme Court are over the age of 70, including Constitutionalist stalwart Antonin Scalia.
Anybody got the animated gif of the court artist’s rendition of Ginsburg “asleep?”
Now that has the ring of a potential masterpiece that should hang in the national museum.