As a Supreme Court Justice, Clinton-appointed Ruth Bader Ginsburg has the sacred duty of upholding the US Constitution. Obviously she would be expected to hold this document in the highest reverence, since all of us and all of our descendents are counting on her to protect it from erosion by the tyrannical impulses that motivate most bureaucrats. Yet here’s how she advises Egyptians on how to draft their own constitution (Al-Hayat TV, January 30, 2012):
“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.”
South Africa is not a free but a socialist country; Canada’s “Charter of Rights and Freedoms” does not protect even the most basic God-given freedoms enshrined in our Constitution, as Mark Steyn can tell you. The European Convention on Human Rights is a farce.
But Ginsburg might ask, why start off with a constitution that it will take statists over 200 years to erode to meaninglessness?
Barry Hussein has already subverted the court with two more leftist ideologues of Ginsburg’s ilk. Just one more tips the balance, given the moonbat fanaticism of the odious Stephen Breyer (see here, here, and here).
Once the flame goes out, we may never get it started again.
On a tip from J. Hat tip: Weasel Zippers.