Losing Antonin Scalia was one of the greatest losses ever to this country. It was devastating and heartbreaking. Shortly before Scalia passed, he penned a passage concerning the Court ruling on same-sex marriage and the Constitution. He spoke of the Justices being guilty of constitutional revisionism and robbing Americans of their hard won freedoms and liberties that were enumerated in the Declaration of Independence and secured in the Revolutionary War. The greatest of these was the right to govern ourselves instead of submitting to a government authority. America should heed the words of Scalia. He was a Constitutional Originalist… someone who believed in the original meaning and intention of our founding documents. Not in a living, breathing Constitution that can be warped to mean whatever current leadership wants it to mean.
From Young Conservatives:
Here is an excerpt of a key passage from Scalia’s decision:
I write separately to call attention to this Court’s threat to American democracy.
“The substance of today’s decree is not of immense personal importance to me. The law can recognize as marriage whatever sexual attachments and living arrangements it wishes, and can accord them favorable civil consequences, from tax treatment to rights of inheritance.
Those civil consequences—and the public approval that conferring the name of marriage evidences—can perhaps have adverse social effects, but no more adverse than the effects of many other controversial laws. So it is not of special importance to me what the law says about marriage. It is of overwhelming importance, however, who it is that rules me. 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. The opinion in these cases is the furthest extension in fact—and the furthest extension one can even imagine—of the Court’s claimed power to create “liberties” that the Constitution and its Amendments neglect to mention. This practice of constitutional revision by an unelected committee of nine, always accompanied (as it is today) by extravagant praise of liberty, robs the People of the most important liberty they asserted in the Declaration of Independence and won in the Revolution of 1776: the freedom to govern themselves.”
SCOTUS has become far too powerful, as has the Executive branch of our government. America now stands at a crossroads where liberty and tyranny collide. Everything rides on this next election. We must elect a leader who believes in the Constitution and our way of life or the Republic we have always known and loved will cease to exist. The death of Justice Antonin Scalia could mean the death of the Constitution. As Ben Shapiro at Breitbart so aptly put it, “It’s a sad commentary on the state of conservative politics that the only thing standing between the United States and the death of its founding document was a brilliant 79-year-old jurist. But unless Republicans stand up on their hind legs now, that will certainly be the case.” If a liberal or even a moderate is nominated and confirmed to the Supreme Court, that will be the death knell of our Constitution. Ted Cruz was right… we are only one Justice away from a liberal Court that will do away with our rights. We are there now and we have to fight to survive. This is what Scalia warned about.