That renowned expert on the Constitution, actress Ashley Judd, posed a real humdinger of a question on Wednesday that left her readers stunned by the depth of her knowledge:
That tweet followed her tweet from roughly ten minutes before:
Judd was referencing an article in USA Today revolving around activists attempting to pass a women’s Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The article quoted California Democrat Rep. Jackie Speier bloviating: “If there ever was (sic) a time when it was right for us to finally get serious about passing the ERA, it’s now … We have awakened a sleeping giantess.”
Now there’s a frightening thought. A 10-foot-tall Hillary Clinton? Yowza!
The USA Today article pontificated, “In countries with an equal rights amendment, women are represented in government in greater numbers. The U.S. ranks 104th, behind countries like Burundi, Serbia and Iraq.”
Okay. All American women who would rather live in any of those countries, raise your hands.
Speier is sponsoring a bill to ease the way for an ERA amendment, but needs a Republican to join her. So far, no takers.
That might just be because Republicans venerate the Constitution a wee bit more than Democrats. Or it might be because, as Frieda Powers notes in Biz Pac Review, “The U.S. Constitution treats everyone as equals, regardless of gender. The Equal Protection Clause, part of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, guarantees ‘the equal protection of the laws’ to anyone, male or female.”