I was almost ready to hit publish on a different blog post, but then I got breaking news from CNN that changed everything.
As the idiot who didn't check the news reports before I sent a letter to the editor of my local newspaper on September 11, 2001, I know I'm not always with it. 2020 has been a shit storm I've largely failed to report in my blog up to now. I could pretend I don't know and roll with my Clark Kent persona, but I can't. I owe her more than that.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away today, at 87 years old. She spent her final days fighting for justice. She didn't retire from the court. She understood the truth, that leaving during the orange one's rule would enable another farce on the bench like Brett Kavanaugh. She continued to decide cases in between trips to the hospital.
Rest in peace and honor, Justice Ginsburg. You were a champion for women's rights and equality. Thank you for your fair interpretations of the constitution with broad inclusion. You brought us closer to the Declaration of Independence's "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
If we backslide, that's on the idiots who chose the orange one to rule in the first place.
Court adjourned on a life well lived. Thank you for your service.