Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at Texas ranch last night, 02/13/2016
What a sad day for the American people and just as important, the Constitution of the United States of America. God help us if our current President nominates our next Justice, which is almost a certainty with as this President thinks of the Constitution as an inconvenience and a nuisance that gets in the way of his personal agenda.
Nominated by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the intellectual cornerstone of the court’s modern conservative wing, whose elegant and acidic opinions inspired a movement of legal thinkers and ignited liberal critics, died today, Feb. 13 on a ranch near Marfa, Tex. He was 79. The cause of death was not immediately known.
Justice Scalia was the most prominent advocate of a manner of constitutional interpretation called “originalism,” the idea that judges should look to the meaning of the words of the Constitution at the time they were written. A Catholic with strong conservative convictions, convictions that held our county’s Constitution the law of the land, meant to be interpreted as it was written, not to be an instrument that would or could be used to make law rather than see it as written.
It is my humble opinion that Justice Scalia believed in the Constitution and that it should be upheld as written, not to be used to make law as many liberal courts have attempted to do over the years. We must have faith that “We the People” should determine the Justice who will replace Justice Scalia by their votes cast during the upcoming presidential election. The next President, Democrat or Republican, should be the one too nominate their choice of candidates to replace one who cannot be replaced due to his strong convictions and belief in our Constitution as it was written, not by those who would change the constitution to make law, rather than uphold it. I fear for the future of our nations continued trust in our forefather’s intentions when they put pen to paper and together wrote and implemented the greatest and most powerful document ever produced my man.
The importance of our future can not be overstated, nor can the importance of our next election and the meaning of it’s outcome. The direction the American people chose, the road to the “Left” or the road to the “Right” will be determined, as will the life of the Constitution of the United States of America. We the people have a duty requiring each and every one of us to do the right thing and “Vote”, our Constitution depends on it.