Justin Gage | TyrantWatch
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died yesterday at the age of 79. On a hunting trip in Texas, he was found unresponsive after failing to appear for breakfast. The longest tenured current justice, he was considered a Constitutional originalist who regularly sided with, and advocated for, conservative ideals. Leaders from both sides of the aisle praised his “brilliant” legal mind, as well as the wit and humor he displayed throughout his tenure.
An investigation into any death would be standard procedure, but considering the MAJOR political implications of his passing an investigation such as this should be thorough and transparent. So far though, nothing resembling that has taken place. Within an hour of Justice Scalia’s death, officials have stated that he died of “natural” causes. Taking into account the time needed to investigate and perform an autopsy, how were officials already declaring cause of death? Why even declare such a thing?There was no apparent public pressure, and again, no time to conduct even a preliminary investigation. This simply doesn’t add up. Was Justice Scalia murdered to accelerate the rise of the new leftist agenda?
We and others have reported that a major implication of the 2016 General Election is the fact that whichever candidate/party succeeds could nominate as many as four justices to the Supreme Court during their term. That number is down to three, but that could very well now mean ZERO.
On the same day Justice Scalia passed away, President Obama stated he would nominate his replacement “in due time” and added “There will be plenty of time for me to do so and for the Senate to fulfill its responsibility to give that person a fair hearing and a timely vote”. Fair and “timely”, like your administration’s investigation into Hillary Clinton, Mr. President?
The U.S. Senate, which currently has a Republican majority, confirms Supreme Court nominees. So, there is hope that the nomination process could be stalled until our next President has taken his oath. However, considering the horse-trading that is all too popular in Congress, this is not certain.
In the meantime, the Supreme Court is set to reconvene soon with an 8-member court. Of those eight, four are considered liberal; four are considered conservative. In the case of a tie vote, the lower court’s decision is upheld and no precedent is set. If this current President’s nomination, whomever that may be, gets approved by the Senate our lives would be permanently altered. There would be attacks on our gun rights, our religious liberties and our freedoms.