On Saturday, America awoke with a very sincere statement by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who noted that the country would benefit more if the political differences didn’t determine the faith of the country to the extent they are now.
While speaking at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., following The Originalist performance, Ginsburg made a fair point deserving of our attention.
The play itself tells the story of a relationship between now-departed Justice Antonin Scalia and a Democratic legal staffer hired by him.
The objective of Scalia’s move was to keep a balance between the difference in opinions the two parties had.
“I love this play and the idea behind it that people with very different views on important things can genuinely like each other,” Ginsburg commented after to the play.
Also, Ginsburg noted that the country has bright days ahead “over the long haul.”
She also offered her approach in both the overly left and overly right influence saying, “You can look forward to it moving back.” she said.
As far as Scalia is concerned, Ginsburg noted they shared various individual opinions and views while sharing similar ideologies at the same time.
“If you can’t disagree ardently with your colleagues about some issues of law and yet personally still be friends, get another job, for Pete’s sake,” Scalia noted at one point.
“As annoyed as you might be about his zinging dissent, he’s so utterly charming, so amusing, so sometimes outrageous, you can’t help but say, ‘I’m glad that he’s my friend or he’s my colleague,’” Ginsburg added.
Partisan duels have become more common in America, which brings the country to a division never seen before. Such was the case with Justice Neil Gorsuch, of whom Ginsburg spoke with kindness and respect.
“My hope is in my lifetime we will get back to the way it was,” Ginsburg said.
Finally, Ginsburg took the time to give Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah thumbs up for his service. She made it clear that America comes before divided political opinions, meaning nothing should tear the country apart.
We should all agree to disagree and move on towards improving the country, don’t you think?