I, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.
Apparently the aged Supreme Court justice needs a refresher course on her solemnly sworn oath. How else to explain the fact that she went on Egyptian TV and spoke disparagingly of the United States Constitution as a passé document that is no longer good enough to protect human rights?
Ginsburg, who has been rendering stultifyingly unintelligible liberal opinions since 1993, clearly doesn’t understand that the best and only way to protect human rights is to rein in government. Otherwise, the government giveth and the government taketh away. With the stringent controls in the Bill of Rights, and the checks and balances in the remainder of the Constitution, there would be nothing to prevent the United States government from having gone Chicago long before Obama took the oath of office. And even now, Obama is ever so slightly constrained by at least the appearance of Constitutional propriety, something that buys us time (assuming he’s out of office by January 2013).