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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Would You Rather Be Governed by Madison and Hamilton or Me?

That is the essential question.

Do we want to be governed by a constitution framed by men who believed in natural rights (a concept coming under attack now even among some conservatives) or by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who believes that the only law that matters is the iron law of social justice?

That’s the real question Ruthie’s asking us.

“I’m not a philosopher, but I do interpret a text,” Ginsburg said during an onstage question-and-answer with BBC reporter Razia Iqbal in front of a chic crowd of Ginsburg’s friends, family and admirers, which included Olivia Wilde, Karlie Kloss, Diane von Furstenberg and Katie Couric. “The text I interpret most often is the U.S. constitution; it is, indeed, a living constitution. Who would want to be governed by a dead one?”

The “dead” constitution was the work of men like Madison and Hamilton. The living one is whatever RBG believes this week?

Read the full story from Front Page Mag

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