Scalia Iudex Ave Atque Vale
Justice Scalia has passed over into death after just barely under 80 years on this Earth and 20 years of duty as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He is said to have passed peacefully in his sleep after an afternoon of quail hunting and evening of fine dining at Texas’ famous Cibolo Creek Ranch.
Truly, as last days in this life go, quail hunting and a great dinner is far, far, far from the worst one possible. It’s pleasing to know Justice Scalia got to enjoy such.
Justice Scalia will certainly be missed by Americans, though the Liberals and Progressives are more likely to celebrate his death than to mourn it. How much we, the People will lament Justice Scalia’s death remains to be seen. It will depend upon first whether or not Congress can block whoever Obama digs up as a replacement and secondly, assuming the first is successful, who is elected as the next POTUS in November.
In other words, Ladies and Gentlemen of America, we’ve just been handed a truly grim reminder of just exactly how the upcoming Presidential election is existentially important to the future of our nation.