Sadly, we lost more than a Supreme Court justice on Saturday....we lost a champion of our personal liberties. Antonin Scalia has been fighting for our Constitutional rights for more than fifty years, 30 or them while serving on the Supreme Court. Most will not remember that it was Scalia who set our 2nd Amendment rights in stone. Prior to Scalia's brilliant brief on that issue the court was moving to deem the right to own and bear arms as an antiquated notion no longer valid because we no longer formed "militias" in this country. Scalia wrote the most succinct and powerful briefs on the 2nd Amendment so that the other jurists were forced to agree with him.
The importance of Scalia on the court...the constant that kept the court more or less divided on a 5-4 ratio in favor of conservative interpretations of the Constitution, is now gone. One must keep in mind that, when the court disagrees equally on "4-4" votes, the prevailing ruling reverts back to the lower federal court rulings....a federal court rife with liberal judges Obama has been able to install during his long seven plus year tyrannical rein.
Just look at the issues now before the court if you want to see what Scalia's loss will mean. With a left leaning Anthony Kennedy often serving as the swing vote for the liberals, we will almost surely have many of those "4-4" votes coming out this summer. Expect the liberals to score wins on defeating voter ID laws, the wholesale killing of infants in the womb, the continuation of racial quotas for employment and education, Obamacare, and deadliest of all, the assurance that Obama's illegal amnesty Executive Actions will be affirmed by the courts.
We are at a critical juncture when it comes to the court. One only needs to look at how our politicians reacted to Scalia's death. Within minutes the Republicans avowed to stage a delaying action against confirming anyone Obama nominates to replace Scalia. Democrats immediately began fund raising, using Scalia's death as "red meat" to ignite the salivary glands of liberals who worship "government as God". The conservatives only hope is that we can delay another lifetime liberal appointment to the court in the next eleven months, then hope like hell that a Republican can get elected come November.
One thing is clear; if you are supportive of your personal liberties, you might better realize just how important the upcoming elections are if the Constitution as we know it is to be preserved. A victory by a liberal, and the subsequent appointment of a liberal on the court will be the last nail in the coffin for those who oppose the increasing government tyranny over both states and personal rights.
God help us all.