In an ironic twist, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg will be winning an award from the National Constitution Center.
This, from the justice who has openly condemned the Constitution as outdated.
The Hill reports:
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be awarded this year’s Liberty Medal by the National Constitution Center.
The Constitution Center said it is honoring Ginsburg with its 32nd annual Liberty Medal for her efforts to “advance liberty and equality for all.”
Let’s go back to 2012, when Ginsburg was asked about the constitution-making process for Egypt. According to ABC, Ginsberg replied:
Asked by the English-speaking interviewer whether she thought Egypt should use the Constitutions of other countries as a model, Ginsburg said Egyptians should be “aided by all Constitution-writing that has gone on since the end of World War II.”
“I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a Constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the Constitution of South Africa,” says Ginsburg, whom President Clinton nominated to the court in 1993. “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 U.S. Constitution.”
Again, this is from a woman who has sworn to uphold the constitution but has done much to undermine it, weaken it, and manipulate it under the guise of the “living document” theory.
We wish Justice Ginsburg the best of health, but cannot ignore the fact that she has done much to denigrate and undermine the constitution.