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Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg’s Health Failing

Posted by Steve Markowitz on November 28, 2014

TRuth Bader Ginsberghis week Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent surgery for a coronary blockage. This was not the Justice’s first bout of serious health issues. In 1999 Ginsberg had surgery for colon cancer. Ten years later in 2009 she had surgery for pancreatic cancer.

This Blog wishes Ms. Ginsberg a speedy recovery. At the same time it is hard to imagine that the 81-year-old Justice can effectively carry out her duties. Giving her advanced age and in health issues, both her physical and mental prowess must be diminished.

Many politicians and public servants enter the field to serve the People. At the same time too many seem to believe that once elected or appointed that they have the right to the job for life, irrespective of their capabilities.

Serving in government should be what it was once was considered, public service. That was the philosophy envisioned by Founding Fathers. The many who stay too long and make this a lifestyle demonstrate that is no longer is a public service, but has instead become a career path. This has lead to the creation of an elitist ruling class whose focus is often on power or personal enrichment instead of service.

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