On Monday evening, President Donald Trump announced his pick to fill retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the Supreme Court. Moments later, with the left screaming about Trump’s “extreme” choice, a damning video of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg surfaced online.
President Donald Trump was going to catch flack from liberals no matter who he picked to fill retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the Supreme Court. However, the amount of resistance he is facing after nominating 53-year-old Brett Kavanaugh, a pillar of impartiality and by all accounts a brilliant legal mind, is a bit ridiculous, especially when you consider Trump’s predecessors had a habit of choosing far-left activist judges like Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Moments after Trump announced he was nominating Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, a damning video of Ginsburg resurfaced. She revealed her true feelings about America and our founding document. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told an Egyptian TV station in 2012 that she would not recommend using the U.S. Constitution as a model for writing a modern-day constitution, suggesting instead that up-and-coming governments look to the examples of countries like South Africa and Canada.
“I can’t speak about what the Egyptian experience should be, because I’m operating under a rather old constitution. The United States, in comparison to Egypt, is a very new nation, and yet we have the oldest written constitution still in force in the world,” Ginsburg told MEMRI TV.
“You should certainly be aided by all the constitution-writing that has gone one since the end of World War II,” she added. “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,” said Ginsburg. “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?”
And this wasn’t a one-off. Ginsburg also slammed the U.S. Constitution during a speech at Stanford University, saying she’d support the abolition of the electoral college. When she was asked which constitutional provisions should “evolve with the society,” Ginsburg responded, “Well, some things I would like to change, one is the electoral college. But that would require a constitutional amendment. Amending our constitution is powerfully hard to do, as I know from the struggle for the Equal Rights Amendment, which fell three state shy [of passage].”
A woman who sits on the highest court in the United States and whose single most important job is to uphold the values contained in our country’s Constitution, does not hold that Constitution in high enough regard to recommend it as a model for other countries crafting their own today and would even like to change some of its most fundamental aspects, like the electoral college. Yet President Donald Trump is the “extreme” one?
This sort of thinly-veiled disdain for our founding document should not be held by any American, least of all a sitting Supreme Court Justice. The United States is the greatest country in the world in large part because of our Constitution. Our founding fathers, in all of their infinite wisdom, having braved a tyrannical government and having fought a bloody war to attain freedom, crafted a document which would ensure that the people of this country for generations to come would never befall the same fate, but instead, would live with freedom, justice, and liberty for all. Ginsburg needs to be replaced.