Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Antonin Scalia passed away unexpectedly in his sleep early Saturday morning after a day of hunting in western Texas; his death apparently from natural causes.
Our nation mourns the loss of the premier judicial intellect on the U.S. Supreme Court. Seldom have we seen a justice aligned so clearly, unwaveringly, to the intent of the nation’s supreme law of the land, the U.S. Constitution. He realized his function as a justice was to determine the meaning of the law based on original intent, not to redefine it or rewrite it to accommodate popular leanings or cultural opinions of the day.
He was a staunch originalist; as such the Framers would have been firmly in his corner. He believed in the Constitution’s permanence as our foundation of law.
His dissenting opinion in the case of Obergefell vs. Hodges, decided by the Supreme Court last June to demand recognition of same-sex “marriage” by all fifty states is indicative of his clarity and strict understanding of law.
“… Today’s decree says that my Ruler, and the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of the nine lawyers on the Supreme Court… Until the courts put a stop to it, public debate over same-sex marriage displayed American democracy at its best… But the Court ends this debate, in an opinion lacking even the thin veneer of law… To allow the policy question of same-sex marriage to be considered and resolved by a select, patrician, highly unrepresentative panel of nine is to violate a principle even more fundamental than no taxation without representation: no social transformation without representation.”
Scalia’s knowledge that court-created same-sex “marriage” would further split the nation, laying groundwork for more divisive struggles, violating natural law and the intent of the U.S. Constitution, was prescient.
The premature loss of his brilliance and character is a tragic loss for the nation.
Thank God we had him for as long as we did. America, strengthened by his presence, is diminished by his passing