Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg shared her thoughts on what she thinks could be a good option for some Americans if Donald Trump were to win the White House.
In the interview with the NYT this past sunday, Ginsburg said that she knew exactly what her husband, who passed away in 2010, would have told her — “Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand.”
She did go on to say afterwards that she had no plans on quitting her job any time soon. However, as a sensible person she had to have given the idea some serious consideration.
What seemed to weigh most on her mind, though, was the Supreme Court and what Trump could do to it with so many possible vacancies coming up in the next four to eight years.
During the interview Ginsburg voiced her fear of a Trump presidency, saying:
I can’t imagine what the country would be with Donald Trump as our president. For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.
Her concerns echo many that others have shared. Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer are not young. Ginsburg herself is 83 years old and while they may be “young” for their age, it’s still a very serious thing that has to be considered.
Conservative Supreme Court justices have become activists on our court, enabling the corporate takeover of elections and handing the government to lobbyists and special interests. If we were to get a “Trump” version of conservative justices to replace between 2-5 vacancies, it could doom America to generations of regressive and bad policy decisions from which it might never fully recover.
As it is now, RBG, Breyer and Kennedy have a possibility of leaving the court within the next 4 years, we have one open seat already with Scalia’s departure from this earth, and there are rumors that Clarence Thomas might retire soon as well. The nation simply couldn’t survive a Trump presidency, especially if he manages to fill 5 slots on the SCOTUS for the next 20+ years with individuals like himself.