Why is when someone dies, we sometimes try and turn them into a saint? I don’t believe in speaking ill of the dead, but you should embellish their life just to make them look good. It’s too late for that once you die.
At one funeral I attended, after the service, everyone was asking who were they talking about! You may think that’s funny, but it’s actually the truth. Even her granddaughter said they were not talking about her grandmother.
Yes, it’s sad but the truth is the truth. It’s been said that the life you lead writes your own eulogy but in today’s society that is not really true as they embellish the truth or make something negative seem like a positive. No one is perfect and we all have our faults and issues and those who matter will remember the good things without embellishing them to sound super fantastic.
Unless you’ve been hidden under a basket, by now everyone knows Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg died. She had been dealing with metastatic pancreatic cancer for years. She was 87 and had been on the Supreme Court since 1993. She was called a moderate justice when first appointed but then became a liberal wing as time passed.
She was the second woman to serve on the court after Sandra Day O’Connor.
Many tout her as an icon for women’s rights. I guess we can give her that on some fronts but she also thought the age of consent for young girls should be age 12. I can’t fathom that and it makes my heart hurt to even try and think about it. She was also pro-abortion.
She did co-found the Women’s Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union. As the project’s general counsel she argued six gender discrimination cases to the Supreme Court, winning five of them.
She was nominated by then President Bill Clinton to fill the seat vacated by the retirement of Justice Byron White. She had been recommended to Clinton by them Attorney General Janet Reno. She was the first Jewish female Justice and became the longest-serving Jewish justice.
As part of her confirmation hearing she refused to answer some questions concerning the constitutionality of some issues such as the death penalty. She was confirmed 96-3; received her commission on August 5, 1993 and took the judicial oath on August 10th.
When Justice John Paul Stevens retired she became the senior member of the highest court in the land. Going against majority opinion she advocated the use of foreign laws and norms to shape U. S. law in judicial opinions.
She was for same-sex marriage and even officiated at some. She opposed using “the year of our Lord” which the Supreme Court formerly inscribed on its certificates. Because of that Supreme Court Bar members were given other options to inscribe the year on their certificates.
She criticized Kaepernick’s actions on not standing for the national anthem then recounted her comments after receiving some criticism.
During Obama’s term as President, some called for her to retire based on her age and health issues. Ginsburg rejected those calls saying she wished to remain a justice as long as she was mentally capable. She authored numerous books and received many awards during her career and even had a praying mantis named after her.
Last year Fox News posted a graphic of her with her date of death as that day. This has caused much speculations as to whether she was still alive or not. Fox News recanted and apologized for what they called an error. Knowing what I know about graphics and how the news operates, it’s unimaginable this could have happened unless someone purposely did it for whatever reason.
Her death brings a vacancy to the Supreme Court which has caused all kinds of threats from the left and differing opinions.
Democrats and the left say it is a disgrace to do so soon before the election and want to wait until after. Others think it should be done right away. The Constitution allows for this and it can be done provided there are enough votes in the Senate.
The political games that are played daily are a real travesty and partisan politics has infiltrated every facet of government. Personally, I feel both parties have abandoned us and are not conducive to a government by the people. Both sides dig their heals in to get their desires accomplished and most of the time, it is not for the benefit of the people.
I would like to see a replacement right away as I don’t see what waiting accomplishes or that it really matters. I know the liberals would beg to differ, but if they really cared about our country, we would see them trying to actually get work accomplished for the people.
It’s evident many don’t know the Constitution as it is not really specific in the area of Supreme Court replacements.
Article II, Section 2: “[The President] shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint…Judges of the Supreme Court.”
That’s the only thing the Constitution really says. It doesn’t say, for example, that the Senate has to hold hearings to question the nominee. It doesn’t establish any threshold for what constitutes a quorum or even whether a justice can be confirmed by an absolute majority or a majority of those voting or even a super-majority, which the Constitution does require for other purposes, such as the two-thirds majority that is necessary to convict a president of an impeachable offense.
It does, however, allow the President to fill the vacancy temporarily should the Senate go into recess. The commission would expire at the end of the Senate’s next session.
Making threats serves no good purpose except to further incite division among the masses as they tend to choose sides based on media propaganda.
It is unfortunate that the climate in our country today, allows such utter disrespect and disregard for the Constitution and laws of the land. If it doesn’t fit the left’s narrative, then they would prefer that the country burn down.
It’s been said that this is the most important election in the history of our country so far, I have to agree. We can stop the madness that’s going on and vote our morals or we can vote for the socialistic agenda of the left. It’s a battle between good and evil. Vote accordingly. ©2020
VICTORIA SIMMONS Is a columnist, author, motivational speaker, minister and publisher of The Georgia Post/Byron Buzz. Contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org