“God’s, spirit will lead us and victory is ours!”
In the midst of continuing to protest violence against black men and women, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed. The President of the United States has the right to nominate a new Justice. But the President has a problem. When Chief Justice Alito died, the Republicans held up the appointment of a new justice for more than eleven months until after the elections were held. The President entitled to his constitutional right to make the nomination was Barack Obama, America’s first Black President. The Republicans vowed to deny Barack Obama that right and ultimately Trump won the election and the Republicans then allowed Trump to make his nomination.
The issue standing to be resolved now is whether the Republicans will allow the sitting President to nominate someone, immediately, or will they wait a couple of months like they did for Obama to be fair to the next president after the November elections. For black folks, fairness is a dream and a fantasy, especially with a Southern white man like Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky and leader of the Senate, who took this as an opportunity not only to deny Obama that he had no power, but he reversed his position to rush through allowing the sitting president to make a nomination and shut out Biden if he should win in the upcoming election.
Meanwhile, the Democrats are plotting to figure what moves they will make. One of their plans include options that to stack the court with up to fifteen justices, and accept the court with eight justices as presently formed, then allow the Republicans to place further justices to the court with no input from Democrats, except the new nominated justices who must go before the Senate for their advice and consent. Another plan could be to grant Washington, DC and Porto Rico statehood. There was a report that said armed malicia are being formed are being formed.
Two Republicans Senators, Lisa Murkowsky and Susan Collins have, at this moment, stated they wanted to wait till the new President has been chosen to vote on a new Justice. This would be in keeping with the wishes of deceased Justice Ginsburg who stated this was her wish, in a letter to her granddaughter before her death.
Ginsburgh has been equated to African American Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall who fought for the rights of Black Americans. Ginsburgh fought for the rights of women and minorities. In a case involving voting rights she is quoted as saying, “taking away the voting rights of blacks is like taking an umbrella from a man because you believe he’s not getting wet anymore.”
Because of the continuing wrongs to black people, the death of Justice Ginsburg and the white nationalist leanings of the present President of the United States and the present Attorney General of the United States, the protest and fight for justice will continue. The protest will continue as peaceful as has been the history of black protests in the United States under Dr. Martin Luther King.
The present President would characterize the protests as violent so as to start a race war between white supremacists and blacks. I have confidence in Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi to choose the right option with which to fight. The holy scriptures teaches us to have the faith to believe that God wouldn’t bring us this far to leave us and I don’t believe he’s left us, so the struggle continues. With the present leaders of the United States, God’s. Spirit will lead us and victory is ours!