A young Ruth Bader Ginsburg declares the word “freedom” isn’t in the U.S. Constitution in a movie coming out on her rise to the Supreme Court. The trailer for the biopic highlights the factually challenged zinger.
“The word woman does not appear even once in the U.S. Constitution,” a judge tells Ginsburg, played by actress Felicity Jones.
She replies, “Nor does the word freedom, your honor.”
That’s right. Apparently the amendments got lost somewhere? The wild claim is in the trailer, below.
Here’s the text of the First Amendment of the Constitution, in which the word “freedom” is used to describe the powers Americans are constitutionally guaranteed (emphasis added).
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
The word is clearly right there, yet Felicity Jones, who is playing RBG, says otherwise. How embarrassing.