It’s not what a person says that matters; it’s what a person does. The Bible is very clear on this:
Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So then, you will know them by their fruits (Matt. 7:15–20).
When the fruit of someone’s life is rotten, the best thing that can be done to modify that person’s legacy is to manufacture a different legacy. The following meme that I saw posted on Facebook is an attempt to do that for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG):
The above claims are just plain wrong. Women have had credit cards and their own credit history long before RBG served on the Supreme Court. In 1974 the Senate passed the Equal Credit Opportunity Act that made it illegal to discriminate against someone based on their gender, race, religion, or national origin.
What about leasing apartments? When I met my wife in 1977, she was leasing an apartment in her own name, and she had her own credit cards. This was common long before the 1970s. The same is true with owning property.
Title IX was established in 1972 to provide everyone with equal access to any program or activity that receives Federal financial assistance, including sports. This means that federally funded institutions, such as public schools, are legally required to provide girls and boys with equitable sports opportunities. RGB didn’t have anything to do with these new laws.
Unfortunately, this law has resulted in some negative consequences. Also, the push for transgender rights under the guise of “gender” may end up ruining women’s sports.
RBG’s “accomplishments” were mostly about abortion. Nearly every article I’ve read praising her is due to her stance to keep abortion legal with no exceptions and laws normalizing homosexuality and transgender rights. Here’s just one example:
On the court, Ginsburg offered the clearest and most cogent defense of abortion rights. She showed that sex discrimination involved often-baseless generalizations — a conclusion that helped advance successful equality claims made by LGBTQ+ groups.
Ginsburg has become an icon for a reason. Her impact on constitutional jurisprudence is hard to overestimate.
Why is the Left in such a panic? Because of abortion:
President Trump has hinted that Judge Amy Coney Barrett, widely believed to be a skeptic of Roe, will be the next in line for the high court. With Barrett’s nomination, abortion would no longer be a sleeper issue in the 2020 election. It is no exaggeration to say that the fate of the right to choose hinges on who replaces Ginsburg, and when.
Don’t be deceived by a person’s demeanor and small stature. It was some of her policies that were evil. “Ginsburg’s jurisprudence also left a lot to be desired for conservatives. During a joint interview, [the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin] Scalia once quipped about his dear friend, ‘What’s not to like–except her views on the law[?]’” (Heritage) Exactly!
Yes, she was a champion of women’s rights. But there were other women who were equally passionate about such rights and fought for them. What made her such a standout for the Left was her support of abortion. This is the ultimate equal right.
“It is essential to woman’s equality with man that she be the decision maker, that her choice be controlling,” Ginsburg told Senators during her four days of questioning by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Since men can’t get pregnant, in order to equal the playing field, women should be able to control their bodies and kill their unborn children. That’s RBG’s legacy, and it’s the Democrats who want to continue it.
If there’s one thing the death of RBG is showing us, it’s that the Supreme Court has too much power and authority. Five unelected judges should not be able to make law for 330 million people, and no one judge should be turned into a demigod for supporting a law that is a destroyer of human life on a massive scale.
Will a law prohibiting abortion stop women from getting abortions? No, in the same way that laws against murder and theft have not stopped people from murdering and stealing. It’s the fact that our nation has passed laws giving women the right to kill their unborn babies that’s the crime.