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Eric's Ruth Bader Ginsberg

An Icon

Do not look at me. I was only in support of about 45% of her rulings and opinions. She was an elite. Born of privilege. Wait that is not so true. She was a female and she was Jewish. First in a Law Review Staff and a tenured professor when few woman were.

Just her life is a testament to overcoming. She did not need to speak of it, her very life served as an example. My wife and sisters and daughters have a better life because of her tireless championing of Women’s Rights.

Plain and simple I looked up to her. She was a constitutional scholar the looked to the constitution of the USA to find solutions to wrongs. Good for her. She applied hard principles to be inclusive toward those who needed help.

Sure we can find the faults in her. I hope you can talk about mine when I pass on. I would reckon that the word I think of for her at this time will be that she is “missed”.

My America needs diversity and an ever fought battle to do better. Ginsberg was on the team to help us do better. Most assuredly I was not of her ilk but boy o’ boy do I respect her.

God bless you Ruth

Comments

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on September 24, 2020:

My daughter actually met her several times. My daughter has climbed that latter through the glass ceiling and respecter her much.

Sharlee on September 24, 2020:

I so respected RBG. I did not always agree with her rulings, but I could always respect where she was coming from... She was one of a kind and will be missed.

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on September 23, 2020:

Devika, we were truly made better by here presence.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on September 23, 2020:

An icon I admired and such a being to the world and a great loss too. Your write says a lot that I had no idea of.

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on September 20, 2020:

By golly Ms. Dora I had forgotten that quote. It helped shape my relationship with lover and children.

Excuse me as I go feed and chat with my boy before he heads of to church.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on September 20, 2020:

Eric, I join you in your respect for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. "Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation," she said. May her hard working soul rest in peace.

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on September 19, 2020:

Just for fun Denise, a good bit more than half :-)

I was just now reading her dissent in the "Ledbetter" case. She was clearly a genius and then some.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on September 19, 2020:

Well said. I agree with you, she will be missed. I do hope we will always have a voice for women's rights at the highest level of the land. Half the country is counting on it.

Blessings,

Denise

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on September 19, 2020:

Thank you Abby, thanks for the heads up also. I will get to it.

Pro or con on any issue I just really respect great minds. And the way she battled illness is an inspiration for all afflicted.

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on September 19, 2020:

Nithya, I think so to. It is no accident that all the women in my life loved her.

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on September 19, 2020:

Linda I am sure she did. My daughter worked within a few blocks from where Ginsberg presided. She says the outpouring is profound.

Abby Slutsky from America on September 19, 2020:

This is a very nice piece about her memory. Thanks for sharing it.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on September 19, 2020:

She was a great woman, a pioneering advocate for women's rights. She will be missed, a great loss.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on September 19, 2020:

Well said dear friend. I sincerely hope she knew how much of an impact she made and how much she was treasured.

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on September 19, 2020:

What an interesting time this shall be in appointing the next. I am quite pleased with John Roberts walking the constitutional line in favor of balance. I am a freak I reckon. I do not want constitutional change yesterday or today. I want gradual with much deliberation.

While I am conservative in nature I want balance as far as rights go.

I would rather see a moderate fill Ms. Ginsberg's seat. I think our best chance for that is the compromise that would have to occur if it went to it today.

Mr. Happy from Toronto, Canada on September 19, 2020:

Let's see if Mr. Schumer will block a new appointment like Moscow Mitch did for the entire last year of Obama's last term. That is what I am waiting for.

I had a premonition that she would go and I was keeping my fingers crossed that it wouldn't happen. Silly me. Sigh ...

Best of luck to us and may she rest well.

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on September 19, 2020:

Thank you Bill.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 19, 2020:

You said it all. I have nothing to add other than she will be missed.

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on September 19, 2020:

Well laid out KC. Certainly that notion of respecting one's enemies is Sun Tzu's and not Christ's. Of course you and I do not agree with some opinions of SCOTUS. But boy do I respect them for rising to such an important position.

I also note that the battles in the Supreme court must have at least some positive impact as it celebrates over 230 years of guiding our nation which is great.

KC McGee from Where I belong on September 19, 2020:

Eric,

Thank you for replying to my last comment, but please allow me to clarify my meaning behind my last comment. And I can only explain it in this manner.

Throughout Matthew 23:13 through 29 Jesus called the Scribes and the Pharisees the following words. Blind fools,hypocrites vipers and even sons of hell. Clearly there were no signs of respect for the Scribes and Pharisees in those words and yet Jesus took THEIR sins with Him on the cross. That is love. Christ does not expect us to respect anyone.

But He does expect us to love them.

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on September 19, 2020:

AB I would expect nothing else from you. Your point is appropriate to point out.

A B Williams from Central Florida on September 19, 2020:

She was one strong, feisty, determined lady, but while she was a champion for women, she certainly wasn’t for the unborn. I cannot ignore that and I would have to, in order to join in with the singing of her praises.

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on September 19, 2020:

KC your point was/is understood. Certainly you did not even suggest you hated her. Not everyone can say the same. That is life.

KC McGee from Where I belong on September 19, 2020:

Eric, please let me be very clear, I have NEVER hated her but I NEVER had respect for her. And there is a difference.

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on September 19, 2020:

KC you make a valid point. As I said I did not agree with more of her decisions than I agree with. But I like Tzu - respect you enemy and Jesus - love your enemy. I fully respect her for her achievements.

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on September 19, 2020:

Flourish I agree.

KC McGee from Where I belong on September 19, 2020:

I can't help but think about all the dead babies who will never have the chance to morn over her loss.

FlourishAnyway from USA on September 19, 2020:

She was a true hero and I regard her as a giant in the principles she stood for. What a woman!