Sunday, February 14, 2016

R.I,P, Antonin Scalia

Justice Antonin Scalia has been a regular, unwavering expositor of the original interpretation of the Constitution on the Supreme Court since being appointed by President Reagan.  He is now dead, at the age of 79.  In some ways, the timing could not be worse, yet there is a potential for this to turn the Presidential debates into one of determining who will make the next Supreme Court appointment, and will that justice be a Constitutionalist, or a socialist.

Bruce Walker takes us through what is at stake in an article in the American Thinker today entitled Don't Let Obama Fill Scalia's Seat.
Congress has frittered away virtually every constitutional power save one: the power of the Senate to deny presidential appointments to the federal bench. If Senate Republicans expect conservatives to ever trust them on anything, then they must decline to consider Obama's nominee to replace Justice Scalia.
The stakes are monumentally high. Winning the presidency while delivering the Supreme Court to a radical leftist majority means guaranteeing that the drift of our nation into secular humanism and unconstitutional arrogations of power to judges, federal administrators, and others who are immune to our wishes will continue toward a cataclysmic end of the America we have known.
Moreover, this is a battle that we can win, if those Republican leaders who seek our help every election cycle will stand boldly against the left. It has been a long, long time since Republican leaders in Congress have actually given conservatives anything like a political victory. If these Republicans cannot or will not do so now, then it is truly time for conservatives to abandon the Republican Party and form, instead, around a political party and movement that are serious about what happens to our nation.


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