We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
We are trying to blog lightly today, due to our traffic-control issue, but John Hinderaker really gets it about Ginsberg and the Supremes. Hello, Justice G! Can you remember your Job Description? It is what we pay you for with our hard-earned dollars. (It is not to play God, nor to be a Founding Father, nor to be an original thinker - you do not get paid for those jobs.) Your job is to read the US Constitution while we go to work. If you forgot, be impeached or go home and water your house plants. Hinderaker has a brilliant, brief piece on the subject.
RIGHT ON! Since when do we give a fritter what the rest of the world's laws say? Our Constitution and the laws of our nation are based on the Judeo-Christian ethic of right and wrong. Those well-chosen words mean the exact things they say, and they are not left open for interpretation through the lenses of foreign law. Justice Ginsburg should resign her seat on the Supreme court, not simply because she is so terribly wrong in the position she has taken, but because she has become such a horible embarassment to the national judicial ethic. Such logic could only find a home in the 9th Circuit.
Justice Ginsburg should resign, she should appologise to the nation in front of the world for her indisgression, and she should cloister herself from the rest of the world to prevent her ever being so openly foolish ever again.