U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed on Sept. 18. Ginsburg, a feminist and role model for some women across America, is being lauded as a “legal giant” and “trailblazer,” accolades being doled out across political boundaries. Ginsburg was dedicated to jurisprudence tasks, even pouring over legal briefs from her hospital bed
While few can deny Ginsburg’s brilliance, many can impugn her activist approach, despite or because of her unyielding dedication to the cases before her.
Even as mourners gather outside the Supreme Court
bearing candles and leaving flowers and other tokens to commemorate the life of Ginsburg, ominous warnings are emerging across the United States. On social media, one finds calls for attacks on Republican senators, full-scale riots, and an explicit threat on Twitter
to “burn the entire [expletive] thing down” should Trump nominate and the Senate attempt to confirm Ginsburg’s replacement.
Meanwhile, at a Sept. 19 rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, thousands of President Donald Trump’s supporters called for POTUS to “Fill That Seat!”
Trump also took a live “poll” of the crowd, where an overwhelming number of rally attendees agreed with the president that a woman should fill the Supreme Court vacancy.
Amy Coney Barrett, the first and only woman to occupy an Indiana seat on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and a professor of constitutional law at Notre Dame Law School, is emerging as a top contender for the replacement of Ginsburg by Trump. During the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, Trump reportedly asserted that he was saving Barrett as a replacement for Ginsburg, according to a 2019 report in Axios
Conservatives and Trump supporters certainly can’t rely on Bush’s John Roberts
to side with Trump in any disputed 2020 election outcomes. The same deep-state elements who in 2000 demanded the installation of George W. Bush (Democrats and establishment Republicans) will be adapting a “by any means necessary” mantra for Joe Biden’s installation in 2020. The only difference is that the candidate is a Democrat, and their battle positions will be buttressed by a ubiquitous, deeply biased social media.
While some celebrate the accomplishments and memorialize the impact of Ginsburg, all patriots should demand that Trump act with utmost haste in nominating a constitutional originalist to the Supreme Court. These positions aren’t exclusionary.
We can’t fear the consequences of an obstreperous and outraged left. We’ve already endured the “Summer of Love,” which has included shootings, burnings, and riots
. Trump and Attorney General William Barr can respond by invoking the Insurrection Act, if necessary. The left can’t be allowed to intimidate the president, and the Senate must act swiftly to obviate an election disaster.
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