Last week our country lost a true giant with the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Justice Scalia believed the constitution is a document with words that have meaning; a meaning that does not change with time but is as relevant today as when it was written.
For Scalia, the constitution was not a "living document" to be interpreted with every whim of the reader.
Justice Scalia believed our forefathers established this country with a healthy fear of the king and tyrants. His opinions interpreted the constitution against power, and for the people, while more liberal justices believed in giving increasing power to the government.
Consider this...before we get wrapped up in the politics of his replacement let's take a moment to be thankful for the leadership of a man whose intellect and power of argument places him among the great jurists to sit on our highest court.
We honor him tonight, because, like our founding fathers, he believed that we are endowed by our creator with certain rights of life, liberty and property.
Rest in peace, Justice Scalia. You served our nation well.
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