“Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand,” US Justice Ginsburg said, smiling ruefully

via NYT

via NYT

Somewhat remarkably, US politicians and other luminaries want to flee the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave before Trump gets to put his wall up.

Unless they have a book to sell, Supreme Court justices rarely give interviews. Even then, they diligently avoid political topics. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes a different approach.

These days, she is making no secret of what she thinks of a certain presidential candidate.

“I can’t imagine what this place would be — I can’t imagine what the country would be — with Donald Trump as our president,” she said. “For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.”

It reminded her of something her husband, Martin D. Ginsburg, a prominent tax lawyer who died in 2010, would have said.

“‘Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand,’” Justice Ginsburg said, smiling ruefully.

They are seriously overreacting and giving the Office of the President way too much credit for power it doesn’t actually have. Just look at Obama to see what happens when Congress, and just about everyone else, refuses to play ball with the President. That was the way the Founding Fathers designed the system.

At age 83, I’m not sure she’s the kind of get-up-and-go immigrant New Zealand needs right now. The only thing that’s going for her is that she’s unlikely to want to implement Sharia law.

It does, however, reveal the mindset of the liberal elite in the US. If they can’t have it their way, they’ll chuck their toys. This is in stark contrast to conservatives who would sit down and work on a plan for change.

 

– New York Times


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