The surest voice of reason on the Supreme Court has passed away:
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead of apparent natural causes Saturday on a luxury resort in West Texas, federal officials said.
Scalia, 79, was a guest at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, a resort in the Big Bend region south of Marfa.
This praise is not the standard hyperbole extolling the recently departed, but the sober truth:
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott released a statement Saturday afternoon, calling Scalia a man of God, a patriot and an “unwavering defender of the written Constitution.”
“He was the solid rock who turned away so many attempts to depart from and distort the Constitution,” Abbott said. “We mourn his passing, and we pray that his successor on the Supreme Court will take his place as a champion for the written Constitution and the Rule of Law. …”
Scalia was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan.
Liberty is hanging by a thread, often prevented from collapse into forthright tyranny by 5-4 votes in the Supreme Court. No one was a more reliable vote against tyranny or a more eloquent champion of liberty than Antonin Scalia.
God help this country if Obama is able to choose Scalia’s replacement. Hillary and Sanders would pick someone just as awful. Also, recall that Trump recently denounced Scalia for opposing Affirmative Action; Trump has suggested that his radically pro-abortion sister would make a good Supreme Court Justice.
More Supreme Court appointments will be made within the next few years. This means that a conservative absolutely has to win in November. It is time for everyone who wants the Constitution and traditional American values preserved to rally behind Ted Cruz before it is too late.
On a tip from seaoh.