I, like many people, was hit hard by the loss of this national treasure and icon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an incredible woman who sacrificed so much for others and our country. Many people are not aware that RBG intended to retire in 2016 when she thought Hillary Clinton was going to win the election and wanted to turn over her seat to Hillary for the appointment of the next Supreme Court Justice. As we all know that did not happen and a very different future arose. What most people do not realize is that at 83 years old she chose to still serve her country and work for what she believed in, rather than give up her seat to the present administration. That is why it will be an absolute travesty if her seat is filled before the people have an opportunity to vote (the hypocrisy of those who changed the rules to appoint Scalia’s replacement while President Obama had 10 months remaining in office!). To me it is not about your political views or who you would choose...it is about being an American and doing the right thing. We should all be able to voice our differences of opinion and reflect our decision in our vote without that system being corrupted and our democracy undermined by a political party.
The notorious RBG was a beacon of light and hope. She not only talked about making life better for minorities and the underprivileged who are marginalized by mainstream society, but she made it her life’s mission to benefit the plight of others and secure rights and justice for all. She worked so hard and was an exquisite and thoughtful writer. Whether or not you are into reading legal decisions as some lawyers are, some of her decisions are just wonderful to read. This article shares some of her shining moments and gives us all a better appreciation of who she was.
When others were enjoying their retirement (as she should have been), RBG was still working every day and very hard for her country and the rights of people she didn’t even know.
And finally, because RBG was Jewish, we do not say Rest in Peace, but rather, let her memory and life’s work inspire and live on.
Linked article courtesy of Chris Johnson at Washington Blade, America's LGBT News Source