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RBG has passed away. Any words to say about her and her life?

Asked by seawulf575 (11572points) 1 month ago

Justice Ginsburg died yesterday. While I didn’t agree with many of her views, I think she was a strong woman, a devoted justice and a solid voice throughout her life. I hope she finds peace now. Anyone have any farewell comments about her?

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stanleybmanly's avatar

For me, both the glory of RBG and the tragedy of her loss centers on the reason our country might still be a great nation, capable of producing heroes emulating the actual ideals we profess. Particularly now, her life stands as brilliant confirmation that character and integrity still matter in America, and merit is not just the bygone notion of some loftier age. She was the model for what we were all taught is the way it’s supposed to work in our country, and her life reflecting that lesson renders her a genuine giant in its archives.

kritiper's avatar

An inspiration worthy of a statue near the MLK memorial.

Pandora's avatar

I tiny woman with a mighty and just voice that will probably never be matched. I was hoping she would be afforded some time to rest during her life and be able to retire but not like this. She is a real example of what every American Politian and justice should aim to be. Steady, fierce, compassionate, and a unwavering goal to right wrongs and find justice for all Americans no matter what.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I don’t want to sound selfish, but I worry about her replacement.
I had a great deal of respect for her. I hope she journeys well…

Darth_Algar's avatar

@MrGrimm888 “I don’t want to sound selfish, but I worry about her replacement.”

That is why you should vote…

JLeslie's avatar

She was an amazing woman. She was patient and persistent and her work ethic was incredible.

It causes me great sorrow and stress that I believe she tried to hold onto life at the end because of her fears for our country and the court. I haven’t seen or heard any reports, but I think of it like a parent who is terminal and has young children, they usually are consumed with worry about what will happen to their children. She had the pressure of half the nation hoping she would not die while Trump was in office, and the other half hopeful her spot would open up.

If there is a such thing as heaven, I hope she is with her mother, who died a day before Ruth’s high school graduation. She must have had very similar feelings of the timing being terrible as she felt death nearing.

She was an example of being able to be friends with people who thought differently than her politically. I think she understood that knowing each other, listening to each, and respecting each other, is how change is made.

I believe she loved America. Her father was from Odessa and that generation of immigrant Jews in my experience usually taught their children to be grateful for America’s promise of equality and freedom and to fight for it. That maybe is what attracted her to the law?

A friend of mine wrote that “according to Jewish tradition, a person who dies on Rosh Hashanah, which began last night, is a tzaddik, a person of great righteousness. Baruch Dayan HaEmet.”

By the way the translation for the Hebrew is “blessed be the true judge” said when someone dies. The judge is God, but of course it is hard to ignore Justice Ginsburg’s life’s work.

Caravanfan's avatar

@seawulf575 Out of curiosity, which votes of hers do you not agree with?

anniereborn's avatar

She should have retired during Obama’s first term. Now look what we are dealing with.

lastexit's avatar

An amazing ground-breaking woman in many respects. She had integrity, intelligence, strength and courage. She was a champion of rights for all people. Her last wish should be honored.

seawulf575's avatar

@Caravanfan I will not answer that here. I posed this question for people to voice words (hopefully good ones) about Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I do not wish to get this thread side-tracked.

Jeruba's avatar

@anniereborn, yes, but, like everybody else, she expected Hillary Clinton to be the next president.

Darth_Algar's avatar

@Jeruba

So she gambled with the lives and freedoms of millions and lost. Wonderful.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Darth. Good response sir.
I won’t be voting. But.
Peace n love.

Darth_Algar's avatar

Then why worry?

MrGrimm888's avatar

^Because I think, it won’t matter.
I believe that the people who vote, are just playing the game.
Call it, what you want.

Darth_Algar's avatar

If it won’t matter then why worry about it?

JLeslie's avatar

@MrGrimm888 Were you raised Jehovah’s Witness? I’m just trying to figure out this no vote thing.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Darth . I worry about people whom I believe are smart, taking part in the game.

@JLeslie . I was raised Baptist. Short answer is that I evolved into an atheist. I have no problem elaborating on that if you wish.

Darth_Algar's avatar

@MrGrimm888

Oh, I thought you worried about her replacement, since that’s what you said. How silly of me.

MrGrimm888's avatar

^Sometimes, I don’t feel long winded.
I’m sad she’s gone.
I’m concerned about whom will replace her.
If I recall, you are a photographer?
Perhaps you could find a photo of her, that is inspiring and post a link.

Darth_Algar's avatar

Perhaps I could, though I see no reason to.

MrGrimm888's avatar

^I’m just trying to be friendly.
If you refuse my reasoning, I have no problem with that….

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