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Tue Apr 10, 2018, 09:45 PM

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Swore In New U.S. Citizens & What She Told Them Will Bring You To Tears


By MONICA BUSCH
25 min ago

On Tuesday, the Notorious RBG dropped by the New-York Historical Society to provide words of encouragement to a group of brand new American citizens. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg swore in new U.S. citizens while presiding over a naturalization ceremony of her own volition, according to The New York Times, and took the opportunity to riff on America's need for some self-improvement.


"Alexis de Tocqueville wrote that the greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than other nations, but rather in her ability to repair her faults," Ginsburg told the group, according to the Times. She later added, "We have made huge progress, but the work of perfection is scarcely done."

The New-York Historical Society provides a series of free classes for green card holders studying for the citizenship test, and when Ginsburg heard about the program, she reportedly wrote to the Society and said she would like to participate in a naturalization ceremony if she was ever available.

That day arrived this week, and the Supreme Court justice did not disappoint. She told the group that her own father came to the United States when he was only 13 years old, and that when he arrived, he didn't speak any English. Only one generation later, she now holds one of the highest judicial positions in the United States, and was overseeing the naturalization of new citizens herself.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2018, 09:58 PM

1. RBG is an inspiration to us all.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 11, 2018, 12:09 AM

4. Not only an inspiration, but a true National Treasure as well. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2018, 10:06 PM

2. Wonderful News...thank you for posting..reminds me of my grandfather

One hundred and 8 years ago, he and grandma came here..from Russia. They also spoke no English.. He and grandma spoke Yiddish...Well I don't speak any Yiddish but I know a few words. I am grateful that they came, because I am right now typing these words as a result of their child, my father. They were wonderful people.. My mom's mother and father came from Russia too, about the same time, but they passed away before I was born.

But think about the headline of the story...Ruth Bader Ginsburg, A Supreme Court Justice, took time to talk to new citizens on Tuesday. (today) ....She told them an inspiring story about her father who came to the U.S. and didn't speak English. and......"Only one generation later, she now holds one of the highest judicial positions in the United States........"

............Think about it...Ginsburg took the time and effort to do this I suppose she is a busy person with lots to do.....but...she took the time and effort to do this

Wonderful ........thank you

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2018, 10:21 PM

3. She knows what's important. Brava! nt

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