My Peom About Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg!

Conservative Judges v. Liberal Justices

In August 1, 2003 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave a lecture at the American Constitution Society, a liberal organization, on the Lone Ranger mentality of the United States standing apart from other nations who do not have such a high regard for individual rights and freedoms. I could not resist the opportunity to make a parody of her speech. Her unpatriotic remarks did not go unnoticed. See Joseph Farah’s commentary at and here. See also Ann Thompson’s article at

On April 1, 2005 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave a speech at The 99th Annual Meeting of The American Society of International Law on Value of a Comparative Perspective in Constitutional Adjudication.

Her first words cited Deuteronomy 16:20 that is not from the King James Bible.

THE OUTRAGE: “Before taking up the diversity of opinions on this matter, I will state and endeavor to explain my view, which is simply this: If U. S. experience and decisions can be instructive to systems that have more recently instituted or invigorated judicial review for constitutionality, so we can learn from others now engaged in measuring ordinary laws and executive actions against charters securing basic rights.”

The King James Bible is the basis for the Code of Judicial Conduct “The Canons of Ethics.”

The King James Bible

Deuteronomy 16:18-20,

18: Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the Lord thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes; and they shall judge the people with just judgment.

19: Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift; for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.

20: That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

In light of her political activism I wrote the poem you see below in defiance of her goals to bastardize our Constitution with foreign court opinions in matters having no jurisdiction to foreign courts:

Hailing From the Tower of Babel
by Don Hamrick
©2005 Don Hamrick

Ruth Bader Ginsburg chanting from an uncommon Writ
“Justice, justice shall you pursue, that you may thrive!”
Where, o’ where may our justice be found? Infers the twit,
But in the security of foreign lands to contrive!

O’ what Bible does this Supreme Court Justice follow?
Her read is certainly not from the King James!
She will have us pursue justice as some elusive swallow
Always beyond our reach, to spite her claims.

We can ignore our Constitution, she implies,
Because it no longer controls our authority.
Comparative analysis, will protect us, she belies
Against all threats in the global fratority.

O’ contraire! We, the People say,
Our Constitution is altogether just!
We shall follow the Constitution for our sake!
We say what it means, as we must!”

King James’ Deuteronomy is my comparative analysis
The Supreme Court today is our Tower of Babel
As we are held in this awkward state of paralysis,
Because there is no sense to Ginsburg’s rabble.

Defiant lines are drawn! Is civil war sensed?
Our highest court split by globalists’ sophistry.
Judicial review in league to conspire against,
Popular constitutionalism finding its place in history.

Oh! Dear God, I pray to thou!
For answers in these troubled days.
Why hast thine judges forsaken thee?
With no force of arms we are as slaves.


4 thoughts on “My Peom About Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg!

  1. Anonymous

    A suggested rewrite:

    Oh! Dear God, I pray to thee!
    For answers in these troubled days.
    Why hast thine judges forsaken thee?
    With no force of arms we are as slaves.

    (Your use of “thou” is not correct in your poem.)

  2. Don Hamrick


    I couldn’t figure out the right word in that instance. I was stuck! Thee & Thou was all I knew. I forgot about “Thine.”

    Consider the correction done!

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