George Will has a good piece up over at National Review Online about Justice Scalia and his strict adherence to the Constitution. People like him are few and far between, even on the Supreme Court.
Scalia was, however, one of the most formidable thinkers among the 112 justices who have served on the Court, and he often dissented in the hope of shaping a future replete with majorities steeped in principles he honed while in the minority. Those principles include textualism and originalism: A justice’s job is to construe the text of the Constitution or of statutes by discerning and accepting the original meaning the words had to those who ratified or wrote them. These principles of judicial modesty were embraced by a generation of conservatives who recoiled from what they considered the unprincipled creation of rights by results-oriented Supreme Court justices and other jurists pursuing their preferred policy outcomes.
He believed rightly that the Supreme Court's job is to interpret the Constitution - what it actually says, not what they want it to mean. They shouldn't be using their votes, as the liberal wing does, in order to bring about the results they want. If the Republicans allow Obama to appoint another left wing ideologue, that will skew the Court to the left and we will see our freedoms eroding at a faster pace than they already are. Pray for conservatives to hold the line.
Oh, and those "loving, tolerant" liberals? Here's what they have to say about the death of a great man whom they happen to disagree with:
From "Liberal Licious" at Democrat Underground: "Am I sad this criminal is dead, Hell no! Republicans are going to lose their minds and that always makes me smile."
Some liberal twitter responses:
"We had a tough month of "R.I.P."s so now we get a "Good riddance!".
"Scalia was a retrograde bigot who, just this week, voted with his colleagues to kill climate regs and the planet. I don't care how he rests."
"Wow, Scalia died. it's not cool to speak ill of the dead, so RIP to one of the BEST racist, fascist enemies of democracy & humanity."
There's more, lots more. The above are the tame ones. There is nothing meaner, angrier, or more moronic than a liberal when you disagree with him.
***North Korean dictator Kim orders more rocket launches. Why shouldn't he? Obama won't do anything about it, and he knows it.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has praised scientists involved in the country's recent rocket launch that he said struck a "telling blow" to enemies and ordered them to press ahead with more launches, state media reported Monday. Earlier this month, North Korea ignored repeated international warnings and launched what it said was an Earth observation satellite aboard a rocket. Washington, Seoul and other view the launch as a prohibited test of missile technology and are pushing hard to have Pyongyang slapped with strong sanctions.We had better elect anyone other than a Democrat this November. I am loathe to say it, but I'd even vote for Donald Trump over anything the Democrats have to offer. I'm hoping it's Cruz.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18King James Version (KJV)16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
"The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution." - See more at: http://www.great-quotes.com/quotes/author/John/Adams#sthash.M1RDXAxh.dpuf