U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently joined U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, anti-Pledge-of-Allegiance Judge Stephen Reinhardt and other like-minded liberals and feminists to launch a new organization called the American Constitution Society.
Its mission is to challenge The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, which promotes the nomination of judges who believe in the U.S. Constitution and in the U.S. system of federalism.
The left doesn't believe the Constitution should be the bench mark of court decisions or that we should abide by the requirement that "all legislative powers" belong to Congress. Liberals believe new rights should be invented and public policies dictated by supposedly more enlightened judges.
At any rate, it is easier to get life-tenured judges than democratically elected legislatures to adopt leftist policies. That is the undercurrent driving the Democrats' filibuster against President Bush's judicial nominees.
Ginsburg's writing and speaking style is usually somewhere between convoluted and obscure, but she delighted the new group with a noteworthy triple-entendre. Referring to Supreme Court decisions, she urged us to get rid of "the Lone Ranger mentality."
First, this was clearly a cut at the president because he is closely associated with the word ranger. He once was a part owner of Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers and his top-of-the-line fund-raisers are affectionately called rangers.
Second, Ginsburg's remark was a not-so-subtle sneer at the president's foreign policy, which has been impudently criticized by snooty Europeans for its unilateralism and "cowboy" approach. Ginsburg bragged that the Supreme Court is "becoming more open to international law perspectives," looking to United Nations treaties and foreign courts for guidance in deciding gay rights, death penalty and affirmative action cases.
Third, Ginsburg's comment was indelibly characteristic of the biased language of radical feminists who hate everything masculine. The Lone Ranger and the Texas Rangers, God bless them, are very masculine.
Because of her low-key manner, many people fail to realize what an extreme feminist Ginsburg is, but she laid it all out before she ascended to the Supreme Court in her book "Sex Bias in the U.S. Code." It was filled with radical feminist demands, such as assigning women to military combat duty, affirmative action for women in the armed services, federal financing of comprehensive day care and the sex integration of the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts.
Phyllis Schlafly is a national leader of the pro-family movement, a nationally syndicated columnist and author of Feminist Fantasies.
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