Watch Ruth Bader Ginsburg Explain What Gives Her Hope In These Dark Times


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently told the BBC that we are indeed experiencing some very dark times in the United States, but the reaction coming from Americans gives her hope that we will one day see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Ginsburg said that the real symbol of America is a pendulum rather than a bald eagle. “When the pendulum swings too far in one direction,” she explained, “it will go back.” She pointed out that the history of the United States contains “some terrible things,” but there are also some powerful lessons to be learned from these “bad things.”

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“I would say that we are not experiencing the best of times,” she continued, “but there is hope in seeing how the public is reacting to it. The women’s march, I’ve never seen such a demonstration — both the numbers and the rapport of the people in that crowd.”

The seasoned Supreme Court justice’s message came through loud and clear even though she never once mentioned Trump’s administration or his disastrous presidency. And she is right. As long as we come together to fight injustice, there is hope for the future.

Watch Ginsburg’s interview with the BBC, here:


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