Sunday, February 14, 2016

Justice Scalia - We'll Not See His Like Again

... unless Ted Cruz is elected president and maybe not even then.

American culture has become too emotion-driven to ever see another Antonin Scalia. Here's one of my favorite Scalia quotes.
"The Constitution is not a living organism. It's a legal document, and it says what it says and doesn't say what it doesn't say."
Here's another.
“Persuade your fellow citizens it’s a good idea and pass a law. That’s what democracy is all about. It’s not about nine superannuated judges who have been there too long, imposing these demands on society.”
Objective truth, objective morality and hard work, particularly the hard work of persuading enough people to pass an amendment to the Constitution, simply aren't popular today. Instead, we really do want 9 people, well, 5, really, to act as dictators and give us what the majority wants.


lee said...

i have really grown to appreciate Scalia (and Thomas) in the last few years. I am very sad to see him passing away...

I am TERRIFIED of what his passing away RIGHT now can lead to.

IlĂ­on said...

"... unless Ted Cruz is elected president and maybe not even then."

Considering that Ted Cruz doesn't care about the Constitution when it stands between him and his ambition (*), I wouldn't count on another Scalia (or Thomas).

(*) he's not a natural born US citizen, and he knows he's not