One of the most influential women in the history of the United States, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, was giving a speech to high school students when she spoke out about President Donald Trump’s disgusting ban on Muslims. While Trump would surely like to see Ginsburg silenced, she has absolutely no fear of reprisals from Trump or his ilk and she laid out in plain English why Trump and his supporters are on the wrong side of history.
Ginsburg’s speech happened at Mililani High School in Central Oahu after which she took questions. Members of the audience were asked to respect Ginsburg’s cases and to not ask about matters currently pending before the court. However a student sidestepped the rules by asking her about the benefits of immigration. Ginsburg’s response was monumental:
I think of the U.S. as a place that welcomes people from abroad who want to work and who are yearning to be free. It’s disheartening to see that there are some people who don’t agree with that view who think our borders should be closed. But it’s not the first time in U.S. history that has happened.
Ginsburg seemed to call out the Republican party personally in stating they have to adhere to the rulings which come down from the Supreme Court:
I think that society has approved the role that the Supreme Court has in our constitution. Congress and the president, like it or not, understand that they can’t defy the court’s orders because the people wouldn’t stand for it.