Do we deserve RBG?
The sorrow is deep. A woman rose from the streets of Brooklyn. She answered the call to service. She worked. She sacrificed her family life. She always came ready for the fight.
Abortion is the fault line between two cultures. Ruth Bader Ginsburg wastes no time trying to bridge the fault line. She simply said it’s of no relevance.
Each citizen has the right to follow their own conscience. No citizen has the right to impose their private choice on the other.
Simple. American. And unacceptable to one-side of the line. The pro-lifers.
No one is for abortion. That’s a myth. Ruth Bader Ginsberg was not pro-abortion. She was pro-choice.
Choice is as American as apple pie. I use the cliche knowingly and unapologetically, because it’s the straight-forward truth. Choice is exactly why the Pilgrims got on their ship. Choice is why we formed a line in Lexington. Choice is why we set on each other’s throats in Gettysburg.
Choice is in the blood of Americans. It’s stitched into our core DNA. If you’re American you believe in choice and no government has the right to take it away.
So as we raise a bouquet of love to one of our greatest, as we mourn, let us remember what makes us American.
The pro-life crowd would have us forget. They would have us cherry-pick through our Bill of Rights to satisfy their privately held belief. They would have us be unamerican and that is an impossible quest. That is tilting at phantom windmills only they can see.
Their pro-life movement might adhere to the systems of their private conscience, but it only serves to strike blows at American Liberty. An America of no choice is not American. It’s getting back on the ship and journeying back to the oppression of an old world. And that is a journey no American wants to take.
Thank you, Justice Ginsberg. For your courage and conviction. For your scholarship, and ultimately, for your humanity.
As I watch the nasty rise of hate from the constipated bowels of many today, I have to ask do we deserve a spirit such as yours, and of course your challenge to us is we must.
There is only one course ahead for this nation. It’s to stand by our founding principles. The exact reason our founders built barriers between religion and government was to promote the ideal of individual choice. Tearing them down is tearing up our Constitution and purpose: To have a land free from the impositions of priests or kings.
America is choice. We choose to come here to exercise choice. If you do not agree to this cornerstone of our republic then you do not agree to our basic social contract. You are proposing another kind of nation. Not an American nation at all.
To RBG there is no fault line in our American culture because there can be no fault line over choice. You’re either in or out on the matter. Either accept the principles on which this nation stands or advocate for the end of the republic. That’s the actual choice.