Dedication to and protection of the rights of all people is what Ruth Bader Ginsburg brought to the Supreme Court. In a these last few years our nation has suffered so many losses — she was one of the strongholds in the highest court of the land and now in this year of great losses, this loss is palpable.
Women in this country have lost their champion in the highest court of the land.
The political machine in Washington did not let news of her death reach everyone before they started jockeying to stack the court with yet another political crony. An appointment to the Supreme Court is for life unless the justice should choose otherwise. The only avenue for removal is through impeachment. The intended purpose was to insulate the highest court from the changes in political control.
Only one Supreme Court associate judge has been impeached in the history of our country. That was Samuel Chase in 1804, and he was acquitted the following year.
A sense of democratic determination is present as ‘we the people’ fight to prevent a new judge being named until after the election. She fought the good fight for our country. Now it is our turn to fight in her stead.
“Think back to 1787. Who were ‘we the people‘? … They certainly weren’t women … they surely weren’t people held in human bondage. The genius of our Constitution is that over now more than 200 sometimes turbulent years that ‘we’ has expanded and expanded.”
Rest in Peace grand lady. Your country mourns for you.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
1933 – 2020
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