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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:27 PM

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Death Could Mean the End of Church/State Separation

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2020/09/18/ruth-bader-ginsburgs-death-could-mean-the-end-of-church-state-separation/

The loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg tonight is a stunning blow to progressives across the country and it throws yet another wrench into the upcoming election. You can bet Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will nominate a replacement ASAP (the obvious hypocrisy be damned) and Donald Trump will do everything he can to rush through the youngest right-wing female judge he can find in the next few weeks.

Will enough Republican senators stand up against their own party? Never count on Republicans to do the right thing.

Remember: Just last week, Trump released a shortlist of possible Supreme Court nominees as a way to remind his base why they put up with him. The list included Judge Allison Rushing, who was specifically called out by a coalition of atheist groups in 2019, before her confirmation to the bench, for “reverse-engineer[ing] results that privilege religion and violate the Constitution.” And there’s also Amy Coney Barrett who was considered for the last SCOTUS opening and whose devout Catholicism found its way into her legal writings. Both women are staunchly against abortion rights.

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Reply Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Death Could Mean the End of Church/State Separation (Original post)
ItsjustMe Sep 19 OP
dem4decades Sep 19 #1
Cicada Sep 19 #2
JustAnotherGen Sep 19 #5
rzemanfl Sep 19 #3
regnaD kciN Sep 19 #6
rzemanfl Sep 19 #8
Eliot Rosewater Sep 19 #4
Runningdawg Sep 19 #7
Thekaspervote Sep 19 #10
Runningdawg Sep 20 #11
Thekaspervote Sep 19 #9

Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:29 PM

1. Public schools too.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:33 PM

2. Religion is going out of style

Look, the young are very liberal and soon will vote in large numbers. The religious right is on the way out.

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Response to Cicada (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:34 PM

5. Except - these are lifetime appointments

Young people are going to b stuck with her for a very long time.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:33 PM

3. With luck and some courage, it will mean the end of the nine justice court and the

impeachment of Justice Kavanaugh.

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:37 PM

6. End of the nine-Justice Court? Hopefully....

...but give it up with the notion of impeaching Kavanaugh. Even if there are grounds for doing so, and there certainly are, isn't it obvious that impeachment is an empty gesture unless you have a hope of sixty-seven senators to convict? Unless you have that, all you wind up with is a guaranteed acquittal that energizes the opposition and makes your side look ineffectual. Once you have close to sixty-seven votes to convict, we can look at it again. Until then, forget about it.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:42 PM

8. That's the luck part. If we're lucky there are a few Repuke Senators they don't

have a lot of dirt on. They wouldn't even have to vote to impeach, they would just need to stay home so 2/3 of the members present could be reached.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:33 PM

4. It's the end of everything we fought for for 60 years

Going to have to fight like hell because they are going to take everything away.

If you rely on Social Security and Medicare start making alternate plans

But you know at least we didn’t get that Woman who gave one speech one time to some people on Wall Street therefore she was just as bad as Trump. (Sarcasm)

They know who the fuck they are and they have contributed to the death of inevitably millions. The “they” being the people who made those comparisons,had to hold their nose.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:41 PM

7. America had a good run, but its over.

I wonder if my reservation (and others) will become their own Nation or maybe we will be the first to die at the hands of the heat ray. The only thing Trump and Hitler didn't like about Andrew Jackson was that he was too compassionate.

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Response to Runningdawg (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:02 PM

10. That's a terrible attitude and not helpful..you really give in that easily??!!

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #10)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 10:01 PM

11. Yeah...get back to me in 6 weeks

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:01 PM

9. Oh stop with the doom and gloom ..do you think RBG would just roll over and give up?

Or do you think that would be what she would want?

Quit!!

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