No sooner had the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia leaked out than both political sides began debating politics and his replacement.
It all came before Justice Scalia was buried, not to mention flown back to his home in Virginia. This is a sign of the times as our society becomes more detached from acting as human beings, focusing instead on our own “personalized” news.
“Scalia passed away at 79 and left behind his wife, Maureen, and their nine children. The Scalias’ children are all grown now and have taken very different paths with their lives,” as one website reported. “They married and have children of their own, giving Justice Antonin Scalia and Maureen 28 grandchildren. The couple have said that all their children are very successful and conservative, The Washington Post reported.”
His body was carried in a vehicle for three hours, transferred to a memorial home in El Paso, then flown to Washington in a snowstorm before being met by friends and family.
I agreed with few of the Justice’s opinions, and think some of his written opinions have been polarizing unnecessarily to our nation.
But I do find it tragic, and telling, that his death became a political story before it became a human one. We are one sick nation politically.