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Sunday, July 8, 2018
U.S. Constitution Too Old, Ginsburg Says
Hat Tips: navypatriot
and Suzanne Eovaldi
Supreme Court justice
encourages Egypt to look to South African model instead.
Supreme Court Justice
Ruth Bader Ginsburg must have missed the memo about Egypt’s radical Islamist
transformation over the past 12 months. Since Hosni Mubarak’s government
crumbled under heavy pressure from the United States, Islamic extremists have
been assaulting Coptic Christians, raping their wives and daughters, and
burning their homes and churches to the ground. They’ve ambushed Israel’s
embassy, prompting a late-night emergency evacuation in September. They won’t
recognize the State of Israel and they’ve vowed to dissolve the Egypt-Israel
Last month, Islamist
hard-liners, led by the Muslim Brotherhood, won 72 percent of the seats
in Egypt’s parliament. So much for the supposedly unpopular,bumbling
Brotherhood, to paraphrase what the New York Times wrote a year ago.
“There is little reason for the United States to fear a takeover by the Muslim
Brotherhood,” the Times assured its readers last February. Today, of
course, Islamic fundamentalists are now in charge. Just this week, Egyptian
authorities decided to prosecute 19 Americans accused of fomenting unrest in
Yet, despite the
transparent nature of Egypt’s Islamic revolution, liberal elites in the West
continue marching along in total darkness, fantasizing about what rights the
new Egyptian constitution might guarantee for homosexuals and women. These
blind guides act as if a piece of paper will prevent the Muslim Brotherhood
from implementing tyranny and enforcing sharia law and usher in a new era of
Western-style freedom and peace in Egypt.
“It is a very
inspiring time—that you have overthrown a dictator, and that you are striving
to achieve a genuine democracy,” Ginsburg said last week while visiting Cairo.
She lavished praise on Egypt’s recent parliamentary elections, saying they were
free and fair.
After that, she
proceeded to trash the United States Constitution—the very document
she’s sworn to support as one of just nine sitting justices on the
United States Supreme Court.
“I would not
look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year
2012,” Ginsburg told her foreign audience. Egypt needs a more recent
document to work from, she believes, like South Africa’s constitution. South
African law guarantees citizens the rights to housing, education and health
care—all high-ranking items on the liberal agenda. South Africa’s free speech
clause, on the other hand, is much more restrictive than the U.S. Constitution
and could be used by oppressors as an easy excuse to squelch any expression
deemed to be “controversial.”
“It really is a great
piece of work,” Ginsburg said, referring to the South African document. As for
America’s Constitution, it’s just too old, she told her Egyptian
Of course, Ruth Bader
Ginsburg is hardly the first progressive to call for a more flexible
constitution that can be periodically adjusted to accommodate a radical leftist
agenda. But it’s still shocking to hear a Supreme Court justice, of all
people, insult the supreme law of the United States in front of a foreign
On the other hand, in
today’s upside-down world, if you’re a Supreme Court justice with a hankering
to bash the U.S. Constitution, what better place to receive a warm reception
than in Cairo?
We the People say you can Shove It, Ruth
Cairo, remember, is
where President Obama spoke in 2009 about Islam’s “proud tradition of
tolerance.” British-American “colonialism,” on the other hand, “denied rights
and opportunities to many Muslims.”
If only those old
documents, like the Constitution and the Magna Carta, would have guaranteed
more rights for Muslims. Think of the peaceful and cooperative spirit there
would be between Anglo-Saxon nations and the world of Islam!
In another interview
this past Sunday, nbc’s Matt Lauer asked President Obama to respond to critics
who say he hasn’t been the kind of transformational political figure he
promised to be.
people,” the president said, “is that I have not been able to force
Congress to implement every aspect of what I said in 2008. Well, you know, it
turns out that our founders designed a system that makes it more difficult
to bring about change than I would like sometimes” (emphasis added
If it wasn’t for
that old document, we’d be a lot further along with our radical agenda of
fundamentally transforming the United States of America!
The president has long
desired to cast off the restraints of the U.S. Constitution. During a 2001
interview, many years before he became president, Mr. Obama criticized the
document as being a charter of negative liberties. He said, “It says
what the states can’t do to you, says what the federal government can’t do to
you, but it doesn’t say what the federal government or the state government must
do on your behalf.”
They’re not exactly concealing
their contempt for the Founding Fathers and the rule of law. But then again,
why should they? Most Americans are far too busy watching reality shows and
sporting events to actually take note of what’s happening. And then there’s the
liberal media establishment. It’s full of devoted followers who worship before
the altar of progressivism.
Early this week, for
example, the New York Times rushed to the defense of Justice Ginsburg’s
near-treasonous remarks in Egypt. It referred to a Time magazine article
from 1987, which estimated that out of 170 countries in the world at the time,
more than 160 nations had “written charters modeled directly or indirectly on
the U.S. version.”
But oh how times have
changed in just one generation. Today, the supreme law of the land is losing
its appeal around the world—and even here in America, in the case of liberal
“There are lots of
possible reasons,” the Times
explained. “The United States Constitution is terse and old, and it
guarantees relatively few rights. The commitment of some members of the Supreme
Court to interpreting the Constitution according to its original meaning in the
18th century may send the signal that it is of little current use to, say, a
new African nation. And the Constitution’s waning influence may be part of a
general decline in American power and prestige.“
The ignorance is
stunning. America is besieged by all kinds of problems and evils. Its stature
and influence among nations has been massively diminished. And yet, rather than
view the Constitution as a way to solve our problems, many of our leaders see
it as part of the problem!
God says these
radical “progressives” will soon get what they want—a more malleable, ever
changing constitutional document.
We are evolving, as
my father wrote in No Freedom Without Law—evolving into anarchy!