Sunday, April 12, 2009
COLUMBUS, Ohio — "In wide-ranging remarks here, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg defended the use of foreign law by American judges, suggested that torture should not be used even when it might yield important information and reflected on her role as the Supreme Court’s only female justice. The occasion was a symposium at the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University honoring her 15 years on the court.
“I frankly don’t understand all the brouhaha lately from Congress and even from some of my colleagues about referring to foreign law,” Justice Ginsburg said in her comments on Friday."
Well, ya see, ma'am, we happen to be the ONLY Constitutional Republic, and have these here things called the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. Europe, for example, continues to have kings and queens, but no, Barney Frank doesn't count as female royalty no matter how much he preens and lisps, so we do without bowing and scraping.
For the most part.
Unless of course its the president kowtowing to a moslem dictator, but that's another story.
So when thinking about foreign laws one must must always consider the fact that there are dictatorships like cuba and china and russia, socialist crown paradises like the aforementioned europe, places like Israel that have Presidents just for show, and of course the Democrat Republic of the Congo but they just thought it sounded too cool to pass up so the name means next to nothing.
"Laws" from such countries are necessarily slanted towards the power of the government over the people, but we operate in the opposite manner so paying attention to a lot of those foreign policies is plain old dumb. Just like one couldn't expect, say, the chinese to properly interpret the writings of Thomas Jefferson, WE shouldn't attempt to wring Founding Father stuff from yellow-peril'ism.
No matter HOW tempting it is to murder innocent babies but bitch that some serial killing moslem didn't have his new prayer mat spun from pure gold, liberals must simply be forced, yes, forced if necessary, to understand the difference between the interests of the United States versus the interests of whomever they happen to be adoring this year.