Many will undertake the task of defining what the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg means and I now offer my two cents. This will be brief and may or may not resonate with anyone, but it is the view I have from my perch on the Wall of Watching.
I have no desire to vilify or glorify Justice Ginsberg, she now stands or will stand before the Almighty and explain her life. Her journey is complete, and the eternal determination is up to God. I find it of no redeeming value to trash the dead. I disagreed with many, if not most, of her decisions but that too is in the past and the present and future must be focused on. She is gone, what now? What do her death and the timing of her death mean to America and the 2020 elections?
Frankly, I do not know what it will mean for America, nor does anyone else. It can provide a catalyst to healing and moving forward toward the restoration of a Constitutional America or it can be the final straw in dividing us to the point of total anarchy and a full-blown civil war. The next few days and weeks will be telling. We won’t have to wait years to see what will happen because the election is just weeks away and this will provide the pathway for many potential October surprises.
As to the Senate addressing the nomination that the President will offer is a matter that I wish to speak to. I suggest that everyone think honestly and rationally rather than seek to justify our opinions and preferences.
The Politics of this will be conducted as it would regardless of which party was in control of the Senate or which party occupied the White House. If the roles had been reversed and rather than Obama a Republican had occupied the White House and the Democrats controlled the Senate there would have been no consideration of the nominee. If you honestly think about you, you know that is the truth.
However, if the roles were reversed and the Democrats held the White House and the Senate as the Republicans do now, the nominee would get a floor vote in the Senate. Again, this is politics and politicians do what politicians do. You know that is the truth although you may make it about Trump it is not, it is about politics and then even more importantly about America.
I contended when the Republicans refused a floor vote on Obama’s nominee, they were taking the wrong approach and should have allowed an up or down vote and dismissed the nominee and moved on. They did not and now the media, the Democrats, and those that hate this president will make it cannon fodder and attack viciously.
Based on what has been happening in the Pandemic lockdown, the rioting, and protests, the media diatribe, and the events in pro sports as well as Hollywood and much of the business world, we are in for a very rough ride in the days to come. I believe the rioting will escalate and the chaos will produce even more destruction and may push is over the edge and create a condition and atmosphere where it is impossible to have any semblance of a peaceful election. That is beyond dangerous and destructive.
This will likely make the election shift the focus almost exclusively to the Supreme Court where it possibly should be, and the rioting and chaos will either push people toward Trump or away from him. We have weeks to discover what is going to happen in America’s future.
Here are my prayer and request. I ask all who name the name of Christ and are Christians to follow the directive of 2 Chronicles 7:14 and pray. We who are called by His name are directed to humble ourselves, pray, seek His face, and turn from our wicked ways. In repentance, humility, and with total dependence upon God we need to intercede for our beloved America. I truly believe we are standing at the crossroads of Freedom and Tyranny, Liberty, and Political Slavery. I believe this is a contest between good and evil not between Republican and Democrat.
I pray for the family of Justice Ginsberg and ask God to comfort their hearts and heal them of any hurts and disappointments. I pray that all, on both sides of the political spectrum can be civil and will somehow open their hearts to the Grace and Peace of God.
God bless you and God bless America!