17 Feb In Memory of Antonin Scalia
Here at UFI, we are very saddened at the sudden passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. He was a champion of both the U.S. Constitution and the family. As a husband to Maureen, father of 9, and grandfather to 28, Justice Scalia leaves behind a great posterity and great legacy.
Justice Scalia was an outspoken critic of abortion, and the homosexual agenda. He was the most prominent and outspoken advocate for the orginalists view of constitutional law, which holds true to what the Founding Fathers would have intended.
At UFI we echo the words of Chief Justice John G. Roberts:
“He was an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired and treasured by his colleagues. His passing is a great loss to the Court and the country he so loyally served. We extend our deepest condolences to his wife Maureen and his family.”
He was a great man. We will deeply miss his influence in law and on the entire nation.
Here are some quotes that echo the good man he was.
“I attack ideas. I don’t attack people. And some very good people have some very bad ideas. And if you can’t separate the two, you gotta get another day job.” CBS News
“More important than your obligation to follow your conscience, or at least prior to it, is your obligation to form your conscience correctly.” NY Post
“It is difficult to maintain the illusion that we are interpreting a Constitution, rather than inventing one, when we amend its provisions so breezily.” Bloomberg
“Bear in mind that brains and learning, like muscle and physical skill, are articles of commerce. They are bought and sold. You can hire them by the year or by the hour. The only thing in the world not for sale is character.” New York Times
“Persuade your fellow citizens it’s a good idea and pass a law. That’s what democracy is all about. It’s not about nine superannuated judges who have been there too long, imposing these demands on society.” California Lawyer
“A man who has made no enemies is probably not a very good man.” Business Insider
“This is a naked judicial claim to legislative—indeed, super-legislative—power; a claim fundamentally at odds with our system of government. Except as limited by a constitutional prohibition agreed to by the People, the States are free to adopt whatever laws they like, even those that offend the esteemed Justices’ “ Truth Revolt
” A system of government that makes the People subordinate to a committee of nine unelected lawyers does not deserve to be called a democracy.” Truth Revolt
“The death penalty? Give me a break. It’s easy. Abortion? Absolutely easy. Nobody ever thought the Constitution prevented restrictions on abortion. Homosexual sodomy? Come on. For 200 years, it was criminal in every state.” CBS News
“to allow the policy question of same-sex marriage to be considered and resolved by a select, patrician, highly unrepresentative panel of nine is to violate a principle even more fundamental than no taxation without representation: no social transformation without representation.” Truth Revolt
“[The Texas anti-sodomy law] undoubtedly imposes constraints on liberty. … So do laws prohibiting prostitution, recreational use of heroin, and, for that matter, working more than 60 hours per week in a bakery.” Cornell University Law School
“Just ponder the significance of the Court’s decision to take matters into its own hands. The Court’s revision of the law authorizes the Internal Revenue Service to spend tens of billions of dollars every year in tax credits on federal Exchanges. It affects the price of insurance for millions of Americans. It diminishes the participation of the States in the implementation of the Act. It vastly expands the reach of the Act’s individual mandate, whose scope depends in part on the availability of credits. What a parody today’s decision makes of Hamilton’s assurances to the people of New York: ‘The legislature not only commands the purse but prescribes the rules by which the duties and rights of every citizen are to be regulated. The judiciary, on the contrary, has no influence over . . . the purse; no direction . . . of the wealth of society, and can take no active resolution whatever. It may truly be said to have neither FORCE nor WILL but merely judgment.’” The Blaze
The Constitution is “not a living document,” he told the SMU crowd in 2013. “It’s dead, dead, dead,” Scalia added, “The judge who always likes the results he reaches is a bad judge.” Politico