US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg once again displays her contempt for the US Constitution, this time in an interview with Egyptian Al-Hayat TV on January 30. Yet another reason why these judicial elites shouldn't have lifetime appointments...
"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."
"You should certainly be aided by all the constitution-writing that has gone one since the end of World War II. 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. 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?"
Sadly, Ginsburg thinks our Constitution is too old and doesn't believe it accommodates for basic human rights. We know she's made comments before to the affect of believing judgments can be handed down based off foreign law, so someone explain to me aagain why she's sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution?! Sigh.
I've made the argument before, so I guess it's time to make it again...Article III, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution reads:
The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services, a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.
Anyone see "lifetime appointment" anywhere in there? And I find it rather difficult to acknowledge that Ginsburg's contempt could be considered "good Behavior" now, could it? It's time to put the rules of the Constitution into action and remove these lesions. This Justice is justifiably a disgrace!