Today, in a more than desperate attempt to keep his job, Donald Trump nominated a far-right conservative federal appellate judge to succeed the Late Great Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Her name is Amy Coney Barrett who, to her credit, has numerous children, and she teaches law at Notre Dame in South Bend. She is 48 years old, which means that if the Senate erroneously confirms
her, she’ll be serving on the Court for a really long time.
She follows the Originalist Position espoused by the late ungreat Justice Antonin Scalia, for whom she clerked.
Originalists say that the Founders of our nation locked everything into the words they put into our Constitution. And that what they intended then is what should govern us.
Now, in 2020.
The opposing view is that we have a Living Constitution which deals with the present and the future.
One might best call it flexibility, as opposed to rigidity.
Barrett belongs to a parachurch group whose members offer each other “spiritual direction,” in which women yield to men — for reasons that we here at AP have never understood.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been salivating for decades in his never-ending desire to turn back the clock, and now he’s gotten his chance.
So we consulted with associate solitary reporter Martha Fulford, a very prominent spiritual director in El Paso County, Colorado, the heartless center
of hard-right Republican conservatism.
Fulford promptly and unequivocally said that Barrett should very seriously reconsider her hard-right, very rigid Catholicism. “Donald Trump’s
Original Sin,” Fulford said, “is that he sides with the Originalists."