POSTED: Monday, February 6, 2012 - 6:50pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 10:28am
tyler — Recently, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was speaking in Egypt.
She was helping that old country get off the ground with a new constitution.
While giving her opinion of what made a great law of the land, she was quick to interject -- and this is from US News and World Report -- when asked about the process of drafting a new constitution that would assist the country in guaranteeing the liberty for which its people long, Ginsburg dismissed history's premier model. "Let me say first, that a constitution, as important as it is, will mean nothing unless the people are yearning for liberty and freedom,". "If the people don't care, then the best constitution in the world won't make any difference."
But then, shockingly, America's judicial representative counseled the Egyptian people that "I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012." Dismissing the document that has ensured the God-given "blessings of liberty" of the American people for over 200 years, Ginsburg instead pointed to countries whose people look to government - rather than the Almighty - as the creator of their rights.
She said other countries would be better examples like Canada and South Africa.
You wonder why we have trouble in the country now and oh, yes, we have our family fight, but a sitting justice on the U.S. Supreme Court dissing our Constitution abroad is despicable.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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