Monday, September 21, 2020

Ruth's War

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Friday afternoon the Supreme Court of the United States announced the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

National Public Radio published a detailed story of Ruth's war for women---her advocacy of 14th Amendment rights for women in the workplace and, of course, women's healthcare---which is defined by abortion on demand.

NPR notes that Ginsburg told her granddaughter that she didn't want to be replaced by President Trump because she knew "what was to come."

Her death has already set in motion another event that will further rock our country---an extension of Ruth's war.

Be informed, not misled.

NPR said, "Ginsburg's death will have profound consequences for the court and for the country."

As a pastor and as a friend--- or family member, I have stood with many people who have lost loved ones over the years. Whether their passing is expected or not, one can never really be prepared for the personal loss of a loved one. May God reveal Himself to the Ginsburg family.

"Just days before her death," NPR says, "as her strength waned, Ginsburg dictated this statement to her granddaughter Clara Spera: 'My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed'."

It's no secret that Ginsburg had a strong dislike for President Trump ---in fact, her words toward the President in 2016 were so disparaging that she later apologized for her words.

Also in 2016, when lame-duck President Obama tabbed Merrick Garland to replace the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, Ginsburg told the New York Times that Garland should be seated even though the election of a new president was looming.

Ginsburg said, "There's nothing in the Constitution that says the president stops being the president in his last year."

Sen. Schumer strongly agreed.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to move Garland's nomination forward.

NPR also notes that she dissented more often, and often more passionately than others on the high court. Yes, it was about women's rights in general, but let's be real---it has all come down to Roe v Wade---abortion on demand.

Should President Trump seat another conservative constitutionalist on the Court, on many---not all, but many cases it could be 6-3, favoring conservative votes to radical left "progressive" votes.

The cry from the Left is being heard--"President Trump cannot be allowed to do this a few weeks before an election."

However, he announced over the weekend that he will nominate a woman in the next few days, and Mitch McConnell has said there will be a vote before the election.

This time McConnell says is different because it has been a Washington precedent since the 1880s for a Senate of a different party than the president not to consider the nomination of a justice in an election year.

To those who say there isn't enough time to seat a justice---McConnell reminds them that Ruth Bader Ginsburg was confirmed in just 42 days.

About possible nominees.

Saturday, on stage at a rally in North Carolina, President Trump asked the large crowd whether they wanted him to nominate a man or a woman---"a woman" won the voice vote in what Trump called a very "scientific poll."

He then announced he will indeed nominate "a very talented, very brilliant woman," noting that at that moment, the decision as to whom that woman would be is still to be decided.

Most agree that the three women most under consideration are federal appeals court judges, Amy Coney Barrett, loved among conservatives and evangelicals. She's highly qualified, recently confirmed by the Judiciary Committee for her current position, and both she and her husband are deeply committed Christians.

Barbara Lagoa is Hispanic and comes from an important state in the election---Florida. I'm told, she too is a committed Christian and very conservative.

Allison Jones Rushing clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch and is said to be reliably constitutional in her rulings.

A man, Judge Amul Thapar---an Asian-American from Mitch McConnell's Kentucky, has also said to be under consideration, however, I don't see Trump picking a man after Saturday's comments.

Ruth's war continues.

This next pick for the Supreme Court will shape important decisions leading to a ruling by the Supreme Court on Roe v Wade. The importance of this nomination to pro-life conservatives and pro-abortion "progressives" cannot be overstated.

This weekend, protesters began gathering outside Sen. Mitch McConnell's home in Kentucky.

They were chanting, "Ruth sent us, Ruth sent us."

Some carried signs that said, "No Ethics No Shame." The crowd was calling for McConnell to be removed from office.

The protesters challenged the police when they arrived to clear the streets---encouraging others to also block the streets. Police decided to re-route traffic in order to protect the protesters from being hit by unsuspecting drivers coming down the hill.

The radical Left Democrats are digging in, at any cost, to stop Trump from seating another Supreme Court Justice.

Nancy Pelosi says the Democrat's quiver is full of arrows, while Sen. Schumer told the press, "Nothing is off the table," regarding stopping this nomination.

The takeaway

Democrats are pulling out all the stops to prevent President Trump from nominating and the Senate confirming another Justice to the Supreme Court.

ABC's George Stephanopoulos proved again yesterday the press is not about news, it's all about moving a far-left radical agenda forward.


Not journalism.

In a so-called interview yesterday morning on ABC, Stephanopoulos was actually giving Pelosi suggestions as to how they might stop Trump.

He said, "Should Democrats in the House, under Nancy Pelosi's lead, move to impeach President Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr, if they put up a nomination?"

Clearly, in George's mind, that would be a foolproof way to preserve the seat for Biden to fill if elected.

Stephanopoulos said:

"Some have mentioned the possibility, if they try to push through a nominee in a lame duck session [that time between the election and a "President Biden" being inaugurated should he be elected], that you and the House can move to impeach President Trump or Attorney General Barr as a way of stalling and preventing the Senate from acting on this nomination."

Pelosi didn't say whether she would take ABC's advice on how to undermine the President but said: "We have options. We have arrows in our quiver, that I'm not about to discuss right now."

Ruth's war continues. The arrows will fly over the next few days.

What can Christians do?

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths" (Proverbs 3:5,6).

God is in control.

Be Prayerful. Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Faithful. Vote.