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Monday, February 13, 2012
WND Takes Ginsburg Out of Context In Order to Call Her A Traitor
Topic: WorldNetDaily

WorldNetDaily is in full manufactured-freakout mode vover a statement by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg that Egypt should look to constitutions newer than that of the United States in drafting a new constitution.

Joseph Farah called for Ginsburg's impeachment in his Feb. 10 WND column:

These quotes are nothing short of scandalous. They are borderline treasonous. But they also illustrate an absolute contempt for the U.S. Constitution – the one document Supreme Court justices are to use as their scale of justice.

But what should we expect from an old, bitter former political director of the American Civil Liberties Union?


The House of Representatives is today dominated by Republicans. And one brave person among the 241 of them should push for impeachment of Ginsburg based on her poor record and her flagrantly anti-constitutional position on the court. She is an embarrassment to the USA and for what it stands.

Ellis Washington -- who Washington has a history of lying about Ginsburg -- declared in his Feb. 10 column that Ginsburg was "anti-American," adding that "In my opinion Justice Ginsburg’s actions were tantamount to treason."

Both Farah and Washington, however, are plucking a single state by Ginsburg out of context and deliberately ignoring what she said in the rest of the 18-minute interview -- namely, that she spoke in defense of the Constitition.

Here's some of what Ginsburg said that Farah and Washington don't want you to know:

GINSBURG:  And the next will be the drafting of a constitution. Now I can't speak about what the Egyptian experience should be, because I'm operating under a rather old Constitution. The United States in comparison to Egypt is a very new nation, and yet we have the oldest written Constitution still enforced in the world. And it's a Constitution that starts out with three wonderful words: It's we the people. And so that's the motivating idea, is that the government is formed with the consent of the people and it should serve the interests of the people and not just, of all of the people and not just some of them.


One of my favorite provisions in our Constitution is the one that says that government shall not deny to any person the equal protection of the laws. 


We were just tremendously fortunate in the United States that the men who met in Philadelphia were very wise. 


So it's, the, the wisdom of the framers, they wrote in general terms, so they wrote, "no person shall be denied due process of law." 

This is the person Farah and Washington want to impeach as a traitor. Either they are very stupid, or they are trying to manufacture outrage to gain a few readers.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:53 AM EST

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