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Shame: Abortion supporters to raise $$ off Justice Scalia’s death

Posted in Supreme Court with tags , , , , , , on February 18, 2016 by saynsumthn

It only took minutes before abortion supports trounced on the tragic loss of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia who ruled in favor of pro-life laws.

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Saturday, CNN reported the unexpected death of the Conservative justice:

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the leading conservative voice on the high court, has died at the age of 79, a government source and a family friend told CNN on Saturday…Scalia died in his sleep during a visit to Texas. A government official said Scalia went to bed Friday night and told friends he wasn’t feeling well. He didn’t get up for breakfast on Saturday morning, and the group he was with for a hunting trip left without him.

Scalia and Reagan

Scalia was named to the high court in 1986 by then President Ronald Reagan and he took his seat September 26, 1986.

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2016 Presidential GOP candidate, Senator Marco Rubio responded by tweeting, “Justice Scalia will go down as one of the great Justices in the history of this republic.”

While Donald Trump’s message read, “The totally unexpected loss of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is a massive setback for the Conservative movement and our COUNTRY!”

But, within minutes of the announcement of the Conservative pro-life Justice’s death, abortion supporters took to Twitter to call for donations for abortion groups like NARAL and Planned Parenthood in Scalia’a name:

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Justice Scalia’s death comes on the heels of one of the country’s first major abortion case in 10 years, reports Politico:

The court next month will hear the most significant abortion case since 1992, when the justices ruled states could legally impose restrictions on abortion that did not put an “undue burden” on access to the procedure. This term’s abortion case, which centers on restrictions Texas placed on providers and clinics, will again test how far states can go to limit abortion.

The court is expected to be divided along familiar partisan lines, with Justice Anthony Kennedy serving as a possible swing vote. A 4-4 decision in the case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole, would leave in place a lower court ruling that upheld the restrictions on clinics.

Pro-lifers know that an Obama nominee would most likely tilt the Court in the wroing direction for years to come.

In response to the news, 2016 presidential candidate and staunch pro-life advocate Senator Ted Cruz called for Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court to be named by the next president, tweeting:

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    “Justice Scalia was an American hero. We owe it to him, and the nation, for the Senate to ensure that the next president names his replacement.”

Hillary Clinton, a radical abortion supporter disagreed and tweeted a statement calling the idea a “dishonor to the Constitution.”

Pres. Obama who vowed to appoint a successor has ordered flags flown at half-staff in honor of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

After Scalia’s passing in Texas, Governor Greg Abbot, released a statement calling the former SCOTUS Justice a “unwavering defender of the written Constitution and the Rule of Law:”

    “Justice Antonin Scalia was a man of God, a patriot, and an unwavering defender of the written Constitution and the Rule of Law. He was the solid rock who turned away so many attempts to depart from and distort the Constitution. His fierce loyalty to the Constitution set an unmatched example, not just for judges and lawyers, but for all Americans. 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.”

Black Pastor we haven’t just lost a great Supreme Court Justice . . . we’ve lost our minds

Posted in Black Pastor with tags , , , , on February 16, 2016 by saynsumthn

We’ve Lost Our Minds
By:Walter B. Hoye II, Issues4Life Foundation

Walter Hoye

Walter B. Hoye II, President of the Issues4Life Foundation, releases the following and is available for comment:

As a Black American, I understand what happens when being human is not enough to be protected as a human being by the highest law of our land and I thank God for the Fourteenth (14th) Amendment to the United States Constitution.

The Fourteenth (14th) Amendment makes it extremely clear that no State shall deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, nor deny any person the equal protection of the law. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia understood this to apply to all human beings (from the womb to the tomb), when he said the United States Constitution “says what it says and doesn’t say what it doesn’t say.”

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Today, it is equally clear that the Empire State (New York) Assembly does not believe being human is enough to merit the full protection of the law. Today, not only can a full term baby in the womb of his or her own mother be violently dismembered from limb to limb, he or she can now be legally shot in the heart with a poison dart to kill him or her by both doctors and non-doctors. Today, in my opinion, we the people, who vote for such legislators, have sunk to a whole new level of depravity.

As of February 13th, 2016, the Court has one vacant seat following the untimely death of Justice Antonin Scalia, those who believe all human life matters will miss him dearly. However, as a Black American, in light of February being Black History Month where we remember the lives lost in the fight to have all human beings created in the image of God recognized as deserving life, liberty, property, and equal protection from the highest law of our land, it is apparent to me that we’ve lost more than a great Supreme Court Justice . . . we’ve lost our minds.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on abortion and international law

Posted in Abortion, Anti-abortion, Constitution, International Law, Politics, pro-choice, Pro-Life, Supreme Court with tags , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2010 by saynsumthn

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia argues that the people of a democracy, not judges, should bear the responsibility to decide on issues of natural law like abortion and sodomy. “Why are judges experts on these questions?” he asks. “In democratic political institutions, it’s up to the people to decide what they think natural law demands.”

Scalia, “Women have a natural right to abortion”.” fine, say that in a political campaign, then put it to a vote !”

And just last week, in a speech in Mississippi, Scalia noted, “If there was any thought absolutely foreign to the founders of our country, surely it was the notion that we Americans should be governed the way Europeans are. I dare say that few of us here would want our life or liberty subject to the disposition of French or Italian criminal justice — not because those systems are unjust — but because we think ours is better.”

He said American judges who advocate use of international law in their rulings do it selectively, such as nations who have widely differing views on whether abortion is legal.

I will become a believer in the ingenuousness, though never the propriety, of the Court’s newfound respect for the wisdom of foreign of wisdom minds when it applies that wisdom in the abortion cases,” Scalia said.

Scalia is one of the leading proponents of originalism, a doctrine holding that courts should interpret the U.S. Constitution as people living at the time of its writing would have.

Scalia also said that he was worried by a mounting trend of appointing career judges to the judiciary

I worry about our not having people of a lot of different experiences, especially with substantial legal practice,” Scalia added. “More and more people practice for a couple years, then they become a minor state court judge and they stay in the judiciary the rest of their career. You can have some people like that, but if our whole judiciary becomes like that, we’re going to become European. I may as well move to France.”

Scalia made the statements Monday to about 600 people at the First Baptist Church of Jackson during a luncheon sponsored by the Mississippi College School of Law.