Such a perfect metaphor — Ruth Bader Ginsburg smashing through glass ceilings and Amy Coney Barrett undoing all the progress for women (and others) achieved by Ginsburg. All her life, Ms Coney Barrett has walked through the doors opened by Justice Ginsburg, and now wants to close them to all the women who come after her. Typical conservative “I’ve got mine” philosophy.
Ms Coney Barrett belongs to “People of Praise,” a religious cult (an extremist fringe element that originated within ultra conservative Catholicism) that believes husbands should dictate how their wives vote. (They now also welcome fundamentalist conservatives of other denominations.)
No one who believes that husbands should dictate how a wife votes, or that a woman’s rights should be subject to the “authority” of her husband, should be in a position to make decisions about anyone else’s rights.
Her husband, Jesse Barrett, is also a high-profile lawyer (they met at Notre Dame Law School, a Catholic university). He was the Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana.
If Ms Coney Barrett really believes the things she has said and written about women being subservient to their husbands, and letting their husbands dictate their votes, does that mean her husband will also dictate her Supreme Court rulings?
Does that really count as nominating a woman, or just another Trump lie?
May 31, 2017