Justice Scalia’s death shines a spotlight on our sick partisan politics

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.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

One thought on “Justice Scalia’s death shines a spotlight on our sick partisan politics”

  1. You think that’s bad Pelline? Lol, Michael Savage suggested to Donald Trump that Justice Scalia may have been murdered in Marfa, Texas! He wants a Warren Commission ASAP! They’re flat losing their minds about this. The pillow has now become a murder weapon, John Poindexter a poisoner, the Texas Justice of the peace a conspirator! Meanwhile kaching, ka-Ching, ka- Ching! $$$ Wee!!!

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