GOP, Are You Listening? Americans Want Another Champion of Equality on the Supreme Court

GOP, Are You Listening? Americans Want Another Champion of Equality on the Supreme Court September 22, 2020

I ask no favor for my sex. All I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In the new documentary titled RBG, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen doing pushups and planking in the gym – in her 80s. She was a tough cookie and spent much of her legal life eliminating gender-based discrimination. Even before becoming an Associate Justice, she won 5 out of 6 cases she presented to the Supreme Court.

America is watching to see if the next nominee for Supreme Court Justice is a champion of equality like Ruth Bader Ginsburg. / Image by Orna Wachman from Pixabay

Trump and McConnell were quick to pounce on the opportunity to replace her. I’m keeping an open mind, but I don’t have high hopes their pick will reflect a person as dedicated as RBG was to human rights. You might recall that in the last State of the Union Trump awarded Rush Limbaugh with the Medal of Freedom. If he gives as much thought to the next Supreme Court Nominee, the court’s consensus in future cases involving human rights could swing back in the direction of my grandmother’s generation.
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What we will miss most about the influence RBG had Supreme Court was not that she was necessarily a liberal – but that she fought for human equality. Which is why, if the republicans don’t take the time to nominate someone who stands for the principles she stood for, then members of the LGBTQ community, a vast percentage of women, and many others who feel they are treated with inequality will make their voices known at the ballot.

Trump’s choice will definitely influence his chances for reelection. Equally important, it could affect key republican senate races and flip the house.

About Scott R Stahlecker
Scott Stahlecker is the author of the novel "Blind Guides, “Picking Wings Off Butterflies,” and “How to Escape Religion Guilt Free.” He is also a former pastor and previous owner of several hospice agencies. There are a lot of websites that offer a place for believers and nonbelievers to debate. Thinkadelics is different. It’s about discussing the benefits of being a freethinker, and providing other insightful tips, newsworthy posts, and in-depth features. You can read more about the author here.

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