Listen to the first public speech of Trump’s latest nominee. She’s not only eloquent but seems also a nice and fair person. Who’d vote against her?
I would. Not because she’s lying or giving a false impression or is a monster of any sort. But rather, exactly, because of what she said about how she sees her responsibility as Supreme Court Judge.
I paraphrase: She would help execute the Law as it is, not as it should be.
And I ask you: Is a soldier allowed to obey any order given to her?
No, it must be a lawful order. Ever since Nazi-Germany combats after-the-war excused complicity by “commend is commend,” we know that’s false.
A US judge, on any level, who says “I just enforce what the law says,” is no different from the judges who upheld that slaves may be held, that women may be barred from voting, that women do not decide about their own pregnancies, that marriage is only between man and woman, that no one has the automatic right to housing and healthcare, that the death penalty is legal, that all citizens can bear military-style arms, that dreamers can be expelled and children separated from their parents forever when they ask for asylum, and other atrocities that were or are going on in the ‘greatest democracy on earth’–as USers like to boastingly describe their capitalist monstrosity that not only gave the world King-Clown Trump but also gave themselves half a million unnecessary coronavirus deaths (prediction).
Such a judge is not qualitatively different from national ones who upheld or uphold the Holocaust, Apartheid, persecution of Muslims in China, outlaw gay in Russia, or have gays executed elsewhere.
With all her charm and self-confidence, she is ready to ‘do the right thing’ blindfolded, claiming it’s historic justice, not checking if it’s morally sound.
Unlike Trump, she’s not a bigoted, self-centered, incompetent, lying clown. She’s not, like his previous appointee, a lying unconvicted rapist. But she’s part of all that’s wrong in the US. And that’s exactly why Trump wants her.
Plus, her lack of social distance or a mask shows she’s smart but an idiot.
But, why believe me? Read her extensively in her own words: here.
In any case, how can anyone claim with a straight face that she will work with integrity if everyone knows she is a political appointee? These life-time pivotal appointments should only be possible with 75% of the vote.