Saturday, February 13, 2016

Breaking: Tragedy Strikes - Justice Antinon Scalia Dead at Age 79: Our Republic at Risk

Justice Scalia, courtesy of The Blaze
Updated Feb. 14, 1:04 PM

Tragedy has struck as Constitutionalist Supreme Court Justice Antinon Scalia has passed away.

Scalia, well known for his honest interpretation was author of numerous Supreme Court decisions, including DC v Heller, where he wrote; "the Second Amendment would have the same meaning if it read, "Because a well-regulated militia is necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed".

He was also quite colorful in his reasoned decent to Obergefell v Hodges, the so-called "marriage equality" decision where the majority discarded 6,000 years of human history, declaring homosexual marriage a "right" under the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment to the  US Constitution. 

In his decent, he wrote; among other things,

"The Supreme Court of the United States has descended from the disciplined legal reasoning of John Marshall and Joseph Story to the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie,"

"The opinion is couched in a style that is as pretentious as its content is egotistic."

"Of course the opinion’s showy profundities are often profoundly incoherent."

"The stuff contained in today’s opinion has to diminish this Court’s reputation for clear thinking and sober analysis."

At 79 years of age, Scalia was the longest serving judge on the nation's highest court.  In a statement from Texas Governor Greg Abbott,  Abbott called Scalia "a man of God, a patriot and an unwavering defender of the written Constitution and the Rule of Law"  He went on to say, “We mourn his passing, and we pray that his successor on the Supreme Court will take his place as a champion for the written Constitution and the Rule of Law.”

Donald Trump called Scalia's death a “massive setback for the Conservative movement and our country.”

Texas Senator Ted Cruz, a former Supreme Court clerk who argued nine cases before the Justices and filed 80 briefs with the court, called Scalia "“one of the greatest justices in history” and called him an unrelenting defender of religious liberty, free speech, federalism, the constitutional separation of powers, and private property rights. All liberty-loving Americans should be in mourning.”

No doubt Obama is wringing his hands in joy over this opportunity to appoint yet another far left justice, swinging the court irreparably toward the destruction of the American republic, transforming it into something totally unrecognizable by those who wrote, ratified and amended the Constitution over the past 235 year.

The only hope we now have, and it is a slim one, indeed, is that the Republican controlled Senate will find the testicular fortitude to deny confirmation of Obama's sure to be leftist, radical appointment.

Don't hold out much hope for it, though.  The Senate has time and time again caved into the attacks of a left wing media and the shameful denigration by Obama and his Marxist administration of anyone who holds to their convictions of the constitutional rule of law.

Update:

This morning's Middletown Press featured an above-the-fold article on Scalia's death, written by Robert Barnes, of The Washington Post. The article did a fair job of reporting the facts up until the point where Barnes let's slip his bias.  While he writes in complementary fashion in one sentence, in the next he finds fault.  Barnes writes; "One exception was the court’s groundbreaking 2008 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller."

Barnes claims that the Courts 5-4 Heller decision "afforded" a right to gun ownership.  His claim represents a fundamental flaw in how people think about the Constitution; it is looked at as a document that "grants" the rights of people.  To the contrary, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights in particular, do not "grant" rights, they merely acknowledge certain unalienable rights, endowed upon us by the Creator.

Any other approach leads to the rule of Man, who is inherently corrupt, subjecting those not in power to the whims and tyranny of those who are.

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