Skip to comments.Supreme Court Justice Pursues Radical Feminist Agenda Ginsburg Seeks 'Gender-Neutral Society'
Posted on 08/18/2003 3:22:56 PM PDT by Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently joined Hillary Clinton, Janet Reno, anti-Pledge-of-Allegiance Judge Stephen Reinhardt, and other like-mined liberals and feminists to launch a new organization called the American Constitution Society.
Its mission is to challenge the Federalist Society, which promotes the nomination of judges who believe in the U.S. Constitution and in America's unique system of federalism.
The left doesn't believe that the Constitution should be the benchmark of court decisions or that we should abide by its requirement that "all legislative powers" belong to the Congress. Liberals believe that new rights should be invented and public policies dictated by supposedly more enlightened judges.
At any rate, it's easier to get life-tenured judges than democratically-elected legislatures to adopt leftist policies. That's the undercurrent driving the Democrats' filibuster against President Bush's judicial nominees.
Ginsburg's writing and speaking style is usually somewhere between convoluted and obscure, but she delighted the new group with a noteworthy triple entendre. Referring to Supreme Court decisions, she urged us to get rid of "the Lone Ranger mentality."
First, this was clearly a cut at Bush because he is closely associated with the word ranger. His baseball club was the Texas Rangers, and his top-of-the-line fundraisers are affectionately called Rangers.
Second, Ginsburg's remark was a not-so-subtle sneer at President Bush's foreign policy, which has been impudently criticized by the snooty Europeans for its "unilaterialism" and "cowboy" approach. Ginsburg bragged that the Supreme Court is "becoming more open to international law perspectives," looking to UN treaties and foreign courts for guidance in deciding gay rights, death penalty and affirmative action cases.
Third, Ginsburg's comment was indelibly characteristic of the biased lingo of the radical feminists who hate everything masculine. The Lone Ranger and the Texas Rangers, God bless 'em, are very masculine.
Because of her low-key manner, many people don't realize what a feminist extremist she is, but she laid it all out before she ascended to the Court in a book called Sex Bias in the U.S. Code.
It was filled with a lot of radical feminist demands, such as assigning women to military combat duty, affirmative action for women in the armed services, federal financing of comprehensive daycare, and the sex integration of the Boy and Girl Scouts.
The real purpose of the new American Constitution Society is to recruit candidates for the federal judiciary who will continue the current Supreme Court's custom of deciding cases on the basis of the justices' own policy preferences rather than by referring to the U.S. Constitution. In this year's shocking decisions, the Court abandoned all pretense of basing rulings on what the U.S. Constitution allows or forbids.
Some liberals openly preach the "evolution" of the Constitution, or assert that judges are merely translating obsolete language into a "living" Constitution. Liberal Harvard Professor Laurence Tribe is more blunt: he calls it the "free-form method."
This spring, the Supreme Court dealt devastating blows to longstanding American laws and beliefs about morals and about a just society, and did this without advancing any argument that reasonably relates to the U.S. Constitution. The Court struck down our right to legislate against immoral actions (Lawrence v. Texas), and the Court exalted "diversity" as a new rule that trumps nondiscrimination on account of race (Grutter v. Bollinger).
Ginsburg has long been on record as wanting cases to be decided on her version of what she calls "the equality principle" (rather than on the Constitution). Her "equality" notions include the right to abortion at taxpayers' expense (which the Supreme Court rejected in 1980), and a mindless gender neutrality that would include eliminating the concept of "breadwinning husband" and "dependent, homemaking wife."
When will the American people call a halt to the tyranny of the Imperial Judiciary and restore "all legislative powers" to the legislatures? Will that happen if some court presumes to invent a new right of same-sex marriage?
Mrs. Schlafly is the author of Feminist Fantasies (Spence Publishing Co).
"The MO of these feminist organizations is to threaten with lawsuits and threaten with embarrassment. They don't care about women, they care about their own power." FOXNews.com
Women are victims of an oppressive patriarchal society; all men are guilty both individually and collectively; and men who abuse women are not anomalous but typical.
EMILY's List, which contributes only to Democratic pro-abortion feminist candidates, put $20 million into political campaigns in 2000 and another $20 million into campaigns this year.
That's twice as much as the second largest political action committee. Such a vast amount of money explains why Democratic Senators don't dare to confirm a judge who is pro-life. Why The Democrats Are The Way They Are -- Phyllis Schlafly Nov. ...
"I have taught feminist theory. I have debated gender feminists on college campuses around the country, and on national television and radio. My experience with academic feminism and my immersion in the ever-growing gender feminist literature have served to deepen my conviction that the majority of women's studies classes and other classes that teach a 'reconceptualized' subject matter are unscholarly, intolerant of dissent, and full of gimmicks. In other words, they are a waste of time." Christina Hoff Sommers, Who Stole Feminism?: How Women Have Betrayed Women, (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994), p. 90. Feminism Fact Sheet
"Judge [Robert] Bork also identifies Radical Feminism as 'the most destructive and fanatical' element of this modern liberalism. He further describes Radical Feminism as 'totalitarian in spirit.' Most Americans do not yet realize that they, through their institutions, are being led by social revolutionaries who think in terms of the continuing destruction of the existing social order in order to create a new one. The revolutionaries are New Age Elite Boomers. They now control the public institutions in the United States. Their 'quiet' revolution, beginning with the counter-culture revolution of their youth, is nearing completion. A key, or even a dominant element because purportedly it represents the largest political and social constituency among their potential followers, is Feminism. The Marxist movement in its 'quiet' cultural latter-day phase is seemingly sweeping all before it. With its sway over the media, fully in the grip of Feminism, it is hard to discern the stirrings of a counter-counter culture. Are the elite Boomers, the New Totalitarians, the most dangerous generation in America's history? William Strauss and Neil Howe suggest so, in their book Generations: The History of America's Future-1584 to 2069." Gerald L. Atkinson, "Radical Feminism and Political Correctness," Free Congress Foundation. Marxism and American Society
When persons call for the decimation of half the world's population, that grabs my attention. This is what I'm talking about:
"The proportion of men must be reduced to and maintained at approximately 10% of the human race." -- Sally Miller Gearhart, in The Future - If There Is One - Is Female.
"If life is to survive on this planet, there must be a decontamination of the Earth. I think this will be accompanied by an evolutionary process that will result in a drastic reduction of the population of males." --Mary Daly, former Professor at Boston College, 2001.
These proposals are disturbing in their own right. What is even more troubling is that no feminist has ever repudiated them.
When feminists call for global "decontamination" by phasing-out men, I can't help but think of the lies and accusations leveled against the Jews in Nazi Germany, and the similarities to contemporary gender feminism:
1. Biological superiority: The National Socialists preached the genetic superiority of the Aryan race. Now, a feminist-oriented World Health Organization website claims that women enjoy an "inherent biological advantage."
2. Sub-human: In the 1930s, the Jews were called vermin and "Judensau" (Jew-pig). Thirty years later, feminists referred to men as "male chauvinist pigs."
3. Conspiracy theory: The Jews were often accused of "working together" to pollute German culture. Now, feminists refer to the so-called conspiracy against women as "the patriarchy."
4. Excessive influence: Seventy years ago, Jews were accused of controlling the German economy. Now, men are accused of "having all the power."
5. Threat to the greater welfare: The Jews were blacklisted as toxic to German culture. In the present era, Gloria Steinem writes, "The most dangerous situation for a woman is....a husband or lover in the isolation of their own home."
6. Faulty science: Just as Hitler's propagandists once dismissed Albert Einstein's discoveries as "Jewish physics," feminist scholars now ridicule male scientific breakthroughs as the product of "linear" and "hierarchical" thinking.
7. Spread of a dread disease: In Nazi Germany, Jews were falsely accused of spreading of untreatable syphilis. Now, UNICEF director Carol Belamy unfairly blames men for the spread of AIDS in Africa.
8. Sexual contact: Hitler was obsessed with keeping Jewish men from "defiling" the racial purity of Aryan women. Now, according to Catherine McKinnon, "In a patriarchal society all heterosexual intercourse is rape."
But the most fascinating parallel between Germany in the 1930s and the current era lies in the conscious use of deception to sway public opinion.
In her brilliant exposé, Who Stole Feminism?, Christina Hoff Sommers documents the many fabrications of gender feminism. Indeed, the entire ideological foundation of feminism rests on what columnist Wendy McElroy calls the "Great Lie" -- the wrong-headed notion that women are the eternal victims of male-dominated culture.
The feminist Great Lie echoes the infamous passage from Mein Kampf that says, "The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed....The primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one."
The effect of the Nazi accusations was to convince the German public and the world at large that Jews were not part of humanity, and thus not deserving of fundamental human rights.
Once the dehumanization and demoralization of the Jews was complete, the stage was set for the horrors that were to commence in 1939.
So what does the future hold for the male species?
Ladies Against Feminism stands against "every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God" (II Cor. 10:5). We stand against the rebellion that confronts us in our own mirrors first, then we seek to refute the rebellion that exalts itself elsewhere over Gods created order. Specifically, we want to strip away the mask from that ancient "father of lies," who seeks to convince us that we must make ourselves in our own image and disbelieve what the Creator has called "good." Instead of the insidious "Hath God said?" of the serpent, we invite you to consider the "And God said!" of the Biblical worldview. True freedom and true contentment abide in the unchanging Definer of humanity. Created in His image, our hearts find rest (as Augustine so aptly noted) when they rest in Him. LAF Home
I was recently at the wedding of a 29-year-old woman who is the daughter of a friend. At the wedding were this young lady's three sisters and about 40 of their friends. To a woman they laughed at the RadFems, called them names that would get a man 10 years in prison, and demonstrated quite well what they think of Hillary and her group. It was delightful.
The Ginsburgs and Connors can hear the tar pits of extinction slurping closed above their heads and they are acting-out.
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