Quotation: Justice Jackson

 

“I have dedicated my career to public service because I love this country and our Constitution and the rights that make us free. … It has taken 232 years and 115 prior appointments for a Black woman to be selected to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States — but we’ve made it. … So as I take on this new role, I strongly believe that this is a moment in which all Americans can take great pride. We have come a long way toward perfecting our union. In my family, it took just one generation to go from segregation to the Supreme Court of the United States.

And it is an honor — the honor of a lifetime — for me to have this chance to join the Court, to promote the rule of law at the highest level, and to do my part to carry our shared project of democracy and equal justice under law forward, into the future.” — Ketanji Brown Jackson

I remember someone much closer to segregation who said:

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sorry, Rev. Dr. King, but now we appoint based on color, sex, and who people want to get jiggy with. We nearly got where you wanted, but it didn’t serve the left’s goals of division.

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  1. Vance Richards Member
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    Arahant:

    It has taken 232 years and 115 prior appointments for a Black woman to be selected to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States

    So she knows what a woman is now . . . ?

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  2. Patrick McClure Coolidge
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    Preach it brother.

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  3. Arahant Member
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):
    So she knows what a woman is now . . . ?

    🤣🤣🤣🤣 I missed that part. Great eye.

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  4. Hoyacon Member
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    This is kinda nice.   

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  5. Clavius Thatcher
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    The thing that everyone seems to miss about her “I am not a biologist” comment is that by saying it is biology, that means it is not sociology.

    The right response from the senator asking the question that solicited this answer would have been.  “Excellent, I am glad you believe that gender is a biological question and not a sociological one.”

    What’s that French term for coming up with the retort when it is too late?

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  6. philo Member
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    I am reminded of this:

    “In one of my antislavery campaigns in New York five and thirty years ago I had an appointment at Victor, a town in Ontario County. I was compelled to stop at the hotel. It was the custom at that time to seat the guests at a long table running the length of the dining-room. When I entered I was shown a little table off in the corner. I knew what it meant, but took my dinner all the same. When I went to the desk to pay my bill I said, ‘Now, landlord, be good enough to tell me just why you gave me my dinner at the little table in the corner by myself.’ He was equal to the occasion, and quickly replied, ‘Because, you see, I wished to give you something better than the others.’ The cool reply staggered me, and I gathered up my change, muttering only that I did not want to be treated better than other people, and bade him good morning.” – The Life and times of Frederick Douglass, Page 331

     

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  7. Ekosj Member
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Arahant:

    It has taken 232 years and 115 prior appointments for a Black woman to be selected to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States

    So she knows what a woman is now . . . ?

    It took 232 years and in 2005 scuttling the career of the woman who should have been the first black woman on the Supreme Court – Judge Janice Rogers Brown.

    Unfortunately, Judge Brown’s nomination was scuttled by then-Senator Joe Biden (FJB).

    It took a two-year fight to get her approved to the DC Court of Appeals.  Then in 2005, when Justice O’Conner retired, Senator Biden warned President George W. Bush that if he nominated the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court, he would filibuster and kill her nomination.

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  8. Arahant Member
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    Clavius (View Comment):

    The thing that everyone seems to miss about her “I am not a biologist” comment is that by saying it is biology, that means it is not sociology.

    The right response from the senator asking the question that solicited this answer would have been. “Excellent, I am glad you believe that gender is a biological question and not a sociological one.”

    What’s that French term for coming up with the retort when it is too late?

    Spirit of the staircase:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27esprit_de_l%27escalier

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  9. She Member
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    I really do believe that this person should be required to recuse herself from any case heard before the Supreme Court which deals with equality of the sexes; distinctions between men and women; or any tricky business WRT transgender ideology, and when a “man” becomes a “woman” (or vice versa); on the grounds that she has disqualified herself by  acknowledging that she does not have the education, the science, or the background, to weigh in with a definitive answer on the matter.

     

     

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  10. Clavius Thatcher
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    Clavius (View Comment):

    The thing that everyone seems to miss about her “I am not a biologist” comment is that by saying it is biology, that means it is not sociology.

    The right response from the senator asking the question that solicited this answer would have been. “Excellent, I am glad you believe that gender is a biological question and not a sociological one.”

    What’s that French term for coming up with the retort when it is too late?

    Spirit of the staircase:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27esprit_de_l%27escalier

    Thank you!

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  11. Lilly B Coolidge
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    Glad to be “lucky 13” on this post’s recommendations. In keeping with Karine  Jean-Pierre, Ketanji Brown Jackson can’t just do the job. She has to highlight her skin color and sex first. That’s the thing about this constant focus on identity that is increasingly irksome. It’s supposed to show us all that they’re just like everybody else, but they can’t shut up about how different (and by implication, according to current standards of diversity, better) they are. 

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  12. Arahant Member
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    Lilly B (View Comment):
    In keeping with Karine  Jean-Pierre, Ketanji Brown Jackson can’t just do the job. She has to highlight her skin color and sex first. That’s the thing about this constant focus on identity that is increasingly irksome. It’s supposed to show us all that they’re just like everybody else, but they can’t shut up about how different (and by implication, according to current standards of diversity, better) they are.

    Yep.

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  13. Percival Thatcher
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    She (View Comment):

    I really do believe that this person should be required to recuse herself from any case heard before the Supreme Court which deals with equality of the sexes; distinctions between men and women; or any tricky business WRT transgender ideology, and when a “man” becomes a “woman” (or vice versa); on the grounds that she has disqualified herself by acknowledging that she does not have the education, the science, or the background, to weigh in with a definitive answer on the matter.

     

     

    Absolutely. Since she can’t tell the difference, she is incapable of making an informed opinion.

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  14. W Bob Member
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    Clavius (View Comment):

    The thing that everyone seems to miss about her “I am not a biologist” comment is that by saying it is biology, that means it is not sociology.

    The right response from the senator asking the question that solicited this answer would have been. “Excellent, I am glad you believe that gender is a biological question and not a sociological one.”

    What’s that French term for coming up with the retort when it is too late?

    Her response to the senator was so insane, so far beyond all the disingenuous but nevertheless predictable answers that nominees have given over the years. It was an outright lie, or a sign of brain damage. And yet she was confirmed. 

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  15. Lilly B Coolidge
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    W Bob (View Comment):

    Clavius (View Comment):

    The thing that everyone seems to miss about her “I am not a biologist” comment is that by saying it is biology, that means it is not sociology.

    The right response from the senator asking the question that solicited this answer would have been. “Excellent, I am glad you believe that gender is a biological question and not a sociological one.”

    What’s that French term for coming up with the retort when it is too late?

    Her response to the senator was so insane, so far beyond all the disingenuous but nevertheless predictable answers that nominees have given over the years. It was an outright lie, or a sign of brain damage. And yet she was confirmed.

    Yeah, but it was also totally in keeping with the way the left talks. See my post on Georgetown Day School, where KBJ was or is a board member: https://ricochet.com/1209539/qotd-feminisms-for-those-marginalized-by-gender-fmg/

    Post Dobbs, they seem to have reverted to acknowledging women as a particular class of human beings. Next week, who knows?

     

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  16. Cassandro Coolidge
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    Percival (View Comment):

    She (View Comment):

    I really do believe that this person should be required to recuse herself from any case heard before the Supreme Court which deals with equality of the sexes; distinctions between men and women; or any tricky business WRT transgender ideology, and when a “man” becomes a “woman” (or vice versa); on the grounds that she has disqualified herself by acknowledging that she does not have the education, the science, or the background, to weigh in with a definitive answer on the matter.

    Absolutely. Since she can’t tell the difference, she is incapable of making an informed opinion.

    But she’s thick skinned enough to be referred to as a woman without bridling.  I suppose she referred to herself as a woman as a supreme irony (npi).

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  17. navyjag Coolidge
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    Great. Now we have a Cackling Kamala on the Supreme Court. Ok, admit she is not that stupid. But close.  Please US voters get a R president in 2024 (prefer Fla. Gov. but Trump would be ok)  to we can get a good sub for Thomas. 

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  18. David Carroll Thatcher
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    @DavidCarroll

    We should not pre-judge the new justice. 

    I console myself with the thought that she could not be any worse than Breyer was.

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  19. Stad Coolidge
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    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Arahant:

    It has taken 232 years and 115 prior appointments for a Black woman to be selected to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States

    So she knows what a woman is now . . . ?

    It took 232 years and in 2005 scuttling the career of the woman who should have been the first black woman on the Supreme Court – Judge Janice Rogers Brown.

    Unfortunately, Judge Brown’s nomination was scuttled by then-Senator Joe Biden (FJB).

    It took a two-year fight to get her approved to the DC Court of Appeals. Then in 2005, when Justice O’Conner retired, Senator Biden warned President George W. Bush that if he nominated the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court, he would filibuster and kill her nomination.

    Bush should have nominated her anyway.  Let the Dems show their true colors, as they did with Thomas . . .

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  20. Sisyphus Member
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Arahant:

    It has taken 232 years and 115 prior appointments for a Black woman to be selected to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States

    So she knows what a woman is now . . . ?

    She didn’t say she was a woman, just that she identifies as a woman. Whatever that is.

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  21. Doctor Robert Member
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    Arahant: It has taken 232 years and 115 prior appointments for a Black woman to be selected to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States — but we’ve made it. … So as I take on this new role, I strongly believe that this is a moment in which all Americans can take great pride. We have come a long way toward perfecting our union. In my family, it took just one generation to go from segregation to the Supreme Court of the United States.

    This is a beautiful thing.  I don’t understand why people are sniping at her for saying this.  Yes, she’s a Prog moron who is too afraid to speak the obvious truth about what is a women, but the quotation above is All-American.

    Who remembers what I wrote about another trail-blazer, Helen Octavia Dickens? She was the first black woman credentialed as an ObGyn in our country.  https://ricochet.com/595882/what-a-country/

    In Helen Dickens’ story we see the “arc of the moral universe bending toward justice” as God’s love passes through the generations. Helen’s father was born into slavery in 1855, but the kindness of a Union soldier led to that lad’s daughter becoming a pioneering physician, providing specialty care to under-served women. When I shook her hand in 1989, Dr Dickens was an emeritus professor at one of our finest medical schools.

    It is a privilege to live in a country that has such women in it.

    It is a privilege to live in a country that permitted the growth of one such as Dr Dickens, and of one such as Justice Jackson, even if she is a leftist.

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  22. philo Member
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    Doctor Robert (View Comment): This is a beautiful thing.  I don’t understand why people are sniping at her for saying this. 

    See comment #7. 

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  23. genferei Member
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    We all know the group that ensured that such an appointment, which should be unremarkable (except as to ideology), took so long – Democrats. Democrats, the folks that invented a pseudo-scientific notion of race to justify the unjustifiable, a theory that poisons civil discourse to this day. The folks that used the KKK to terrorise the newly-enfranchised from voting Republican. The folks that invented segregation and Jim Crow. Democrats. 

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  24. Clavius Thatcher
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    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    Arahant: It has taken 232 years and 115 prior appointments for a Black woman to be selected to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States — but we’ve made it. … So as I take on this new role, I strongly believe that this is a moment in which all Americans can take great pride. We have come a long way toward perfecting our union. In my family, it took just one generation to go from segregation to the Supreme Court of the United States.

    This is a beautiful thing. I don’t understand why people are sniping at her for saying this. Yes, she’s a Prog moron who is too afraid to speak the obvious truth about what is a women, but the quotation above is All-American.

    Who remembers what I wrote about another trail-blazer, Helen Octavia Dickens? She was the first black woman credentialed as an ObGyn in our country. https://ricochet.com/595882/what-a-country/

    In Helen Dickens’ story we see the “arc of the moral universe bending toward justice” as God’s love passes through the generations. Helen’s father was born into slavery in 1855, but the kindness of a Union soldier led to that lad’s daughter becoming a pioneering physician, providing specialty care to under-served women. When I shook her hand in 1989, Dr Dickens was an emeritus professor at one of our finest medical schools.

    It is a privilege to live in a country that has such women in it.

    It is a privilege to live in a country that permitted the growth of one such as Dr Dickens, and of one such as Justice Jackson, even if she is a leftist.

    Yes, I liked the “it took just one generation to go from segregation to the Supreme Court of the United States.” That we have done that and a progressive like this will say it belies all the critical race theory and BLM says.

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  25. Doctor Robert Member
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    philo (View Comment):

    Doctor Robert (View Comment): This is a beautiful thing. I don’t understand why people are sniping at her for saying this.

    See comment #7.

    That’s not her fault, that’s Mr Biden’s, and it proves her point (and mine).  Just 20 years ago the same man who nominated her opposed the appointment of another black women to SCOTUS.  That’s progress.

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  26. philo Member
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    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    philo (View Comment):

    Doctor Robert (View Comment): This is a beautiful thing. I don’t understand why people are sniping at her for saying this.

    See comment #7.

    That’s not her fault, that’s Mr Biden’s, and it proves her point (and mine). Just 20 years ago the same man who nominated her opposed the appointment of another black women to SCOTUS. That’s progress.

    Progress? You are way too generous . I suspect it only amplifies how race is nothing but a tool used cynically by Democrats as politics require.

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  27. Hoyacon Member
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    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    Arahant: It has taken 232 years and 115 prior appointments for a Black woman to be selected to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States — but we’ve made it. … So as I take on this new role, I strongly believe that this is a moment in which all Americans can take great pride. We have come a long way toward perfecting our union. In my family, it took just one generation to go from segregation to the Supreme Court of the United States.

    This is a beautiful thing. I don’t understand why people are sniping at her for saying this. Yes, she’s a Prog moron who is too afraid to speak the obvious truth about what is a women, but the quotation above is All-American.

    She is apparently not supposed to mention race at all in a statement that is overall very respectful of the American experience.

     

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  28. Arahant Member
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    David Carroll (View Comment):

    We should not pre-judge the new justice.

    I console myself with the thought that she could not be any worse than Breyer was.

    “Hold my beer. . .”

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  29. Stad Coolidge
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    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    Arahant: It has taken 232 years and 115 prior appointments for a Black woman to be selected to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States — but we’ve made it. … So as I take on this new role, I strongly believe that this is a moment in which all Americans can take great pride. We have come a long way toward perfecting our union. In my family, it took just one generation to go from segregation to the Supreme Court of the United States.

    This is a beautiful thing. I don’t understand why people are sniping at her for saying this. Yes, she’s a Prog moron who is too afraid to speak the obvious truth about what is a women, but the quotation above is All-American.

    Who remembers what I wrote about another trail-blazer, Helen Octavia Dickens? She was the first black woman credentialed as an ObGyn in our country. https://ricochet.com/595882/what-a-country/

    In Helen Dickens’ story we see the “arc of the moral universe bending toward justice” as God’s love passes through the generations. Helen’s father was born into slavery in 1855, but the kindness of a Union soldier led to that lad’s daughter becoming a pioneering physician, providing specialty care to under-served women. When I shook her hand in 1989, Dr Dickens was an emeritus professor at one of our finest medical schools.

    It is a privilege to live in a country that has such women in it.

    It is a privilege to live in a country that permitted the growth of one such as Dr Dickens, and of one such as Justice Jackson, even if she is a leftist.

    IIRC, the first black in this country to become a licensed private pilot was female . . .

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  30. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patriot) Member
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    I’m going to have to get used to a second Justice named Jackson.  The title of the post had me expecting something from Robert Jackson.

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