A constant voice for reason and sanity has been silenced. On Saturday, February 13, 2016, Antonin Scalia, the most colorful member of the conservative wing of the Supreme Court of the United States, was found dead at Cibolo Creek Ranch in the Big Bend region south of Marfa in West Texas. All reports at this writing are that the death was the result of natural causes.
Scalia was attending a private party of about forty people and failed to materialize for breakfast. Members of the party were concerned and went to his chamber to investigate, finding his body.
Even though there is no reported evidence of foul play, according to the Daily News, the U.S. Marshall’s Service, the Presidio County sheriff and the FBI have opened investigations into His Honor’s death.
US District Judge Fred Biery said he was notified of Scalia’s death on Saturday morning.
‘I was told it was this morning,’ Biery told My San Antonio of Scalia’s death. ‘It happened on a ranch out near Marfa. As far as the details, I think it’s pretty vague right now as to how.
‘My reaction is it’s very unfortunate. It’s unfortunate with any death, and politically in the presidential cycle we’re in, my educated guess is nothing will happen before the next president is elected.’
Watchers of the regime currently occupying the White House are not so sure. However, reaction to the unexpected announcement began with a statement from Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
Texas Gov Greg Abbott called Scalia an ‘unwavering defender of the written Constitution’ in a statement about the Justice’s death.
‘He was the solid rock who turned away so many attempts to depart from and distort the Constitution,’ Abbott said. ‘We mourn his passing, and we pray that his successor on the Supreme Court will take his place as a champion for the written Constitution and the Rule of Law.
‘Cecilia and I extend our deepest condolences to his family, and we will keep them in our thoughts and prayers.’
As do the people of the United States of America who depended on Justice Scalia for solid, constitutional reasoning, and much needed comic relief when the court started taking itself too seriously.
Scalia was nominated for the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. He leaves behind his wife of 55 years Maureen, nine children, many grandchildren, and a grateful nation.