Americans have to formally decide our true character. A house divided against itself cannot stand. We cannot be half free and half teat squawker. We cannot long endure as a free people by catering to a class of malcontents who demand forfeiture of our sacred rights on the premise of equality. This presidential election will determine what kind of country we want to be and Justice Antonin Scalia’s replacement should be part of that discourse.
The Supreme Court, like it or not, has become the sole arbiter of what is constitutional and what is not. That was not the intent of our founders. All three branches were to engage, and indeed, check and balance one another. We no longer have a check on the federal judiciary and our republic is in peril because of it.
A future Supreme Court will decide if the Bill of Rights pertains to everyone, or a protected class. These jurists will determine whether or not States are vassals to the federal ummah and if there are limitations to the central governments power.
There is a cabal within that body that has consistently voted against federalism and traditional values. These so-called jurists have assaulted the First Amendment rights of free speech, association and religion particularly when it comes to Christians and conservatives. Americans need to decide if that minority opinion on the court should become the majority. This presidential election is a referendum on American values in more ways than one.