Shorter Left: We are giddy Scalia is dead and you had better shut-up about our glee [Darleen Click]
I have been angered and disgusted by the outpouring of glee on the death of Justice Scalia from the Left. Social Media has been filled with the vilest of insults. While so-called mainstream media has tempered the language, it has still engaged in headlines & articles that can be paraphrased as “About time this relic who had the audacity not to rewrite the Constitution is as dead as those slave-holder Founding frauds.”
This headline was on WaPo “A brilliant legal mind — and a frequent civil rights opponent” In other words, such a smart man, too bad he was a racist…
The division of blame for the ugliness of these fights is not equal. Yes, there’s hypocrisy on all sides of the aisle as the tables spin around and around. But philosophically this is a world liberals created. They have invested in the courts’ having power the Framers never intended. Their doctrine of the living Constitution has given, in theory, an open-ended warrant for courts to do whatever they want. People lament the rush of money into politics, but that money is made necessary by a government that has evermore control over the economy and peoples’ lives. Similarly, when we turned justices into monarchs, we increased the incentives for people to care much more than they should. If Scalia’s interpretation of the Constitution held sway in the land, the Court and the government would have much less power over our lives. And that, more than anything else, explains why the Left hated him so much.
Now, the Left has turned its wrath on anyone daring to support the Senate’s right, under the Constitution, to say “no” to an Obama nomination.
Left-fascists gonna fascist and Americans should not shut-up because they demand we do.