Kansas GOP Insider (wannabe): What a mess

Monday, February 15, 2016

What a mess

In the coming days and weeks, much will be said about how Antonin Scalia adjudicated. However, the most important and long-lasting thing he likely ever said is this: “God assumed from the beginning that the wise of the world would view Christians as fools, and He has not been disappointed. If I have brought any message today, it is this: Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ, and have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world.”

I am heartsick and troubled at the death of Scalia. The Reagan-appointee to the Supreme Court was the conservative lion ensuring that conservatives and Christians had a strong and bright voice on the Court. Obviously, Scalia’s death will move the Court left, because there just aren’t many like him – conservative in thought, word and deed, and willing to be called the fool – when clearly, he was anything but. The willingness to have the world call you foolish is a rare, rare trait. Most can’t bear it for long.

And so I’m heartsick at his death, because this country needs Scalia. I am also sickened by this country’s desperate need for such a man. It was never the Founder’s intent that a group of nine unelected thugs in black robes would wield so much power over a supposed free people. His death and the fight that is yet to come is undeniable proof at how far from liberty this country has truly receded.

I am also absolutely ill at the vile, hateful spewing from the lips of liberals. You can find a ton of just awful, racist, horrid things on Twitter. It’s so disgusting. Basically, these people are dancing on the grave of a man with whom they disagree. How far have we fallen that we cheer the death of those with whom we disagree? It’s truly disgraceful.

And just so we’re clear – it wasn’t just nameless, faceless trolls on Twitter being completely inhumane. Nope. My Facebook feed was filled with people cheering the death of another human. “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead,” “Now Scalia is rotting in hell…” These weren’t nameless, faceless Internet trolls, these are people I know by name being disgusting humans.

They should be ashamed. They are saying just awful things about another human being moments after learning of his death. The appropriate response is sadness for his family. Scalia was a father, a husband, and a grandfather. 

Approximately 50 percent of the U.S. population identifies with his point of view. Dancing on the grave of someone with whom you disagree isn’t just insulting to his family and friends, it’s insulting to your family and friends who hold similar ideals.

Of course, the liberals are circling the wagons and spitting mad that Mitch McConnell said Obama should wait. I don’t really like that McConnell said something so soon, but I don’t think what McConnell said was inappropriate. This may seem weird to the hateful, evil people who booed God, but McConnell is entitled to his opinion.

And by the way, I think every day from now until the election in November, I may post a story about a Supreme Court Justice nominee who was spiked with or without a hearing. It’s absolutely laughable for liberals to pretend that what McConnell said is somehow outside the norm.

If Obama nominates someone, it is completely within reason and expectation for the Senate to deny his nomination. In fact, when the Senate and President are from opposite parties, this is a very common occurrence. And lest anyone pretend that is something only Republicans do – please. Pay attention and know history. That’s simply not the case.

Finally, it is extraordinarily troubling that no one did an autopsy and that Scalia was pronounced dead via telephone. I can’t speak for other places, but in Johnson County, all unattended deaths require a criminal investigation. Often, it’s a short investigation, but there’s an investigation for even the oldest people with no enemies.

I would say, judging from Twitter (and OK, reality) that Scalia had enemies, and there are thousands of people with motive to harm him. I don’t even have words for the decision for law enforcement to treat his death so casually. It’s downright insane and a little frightening. The powers that be should have no qualms about a thorough investigation, because no one on the planet should have the tiniest sliver of doubt about how Scalia died.

This election is for more than conservative ideals versus socialist ideals. It is for the heart of a nation. Do we allow the hate mongers – I mean the real hatemongers – the people dancing on the grave of a man who served to the best of his ability – to win? I sure hope not. What a dark and disgusting place this world has become.

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