Sad News: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia dead at 79

Saw this when it broke over twitter…:

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia died Saturday, according to multiple official sources. He was 79. — Source: Chief Justice Scalia dead at 79 | Fox News

 

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Reactions are pouring across twitter, here they are unfiltered. Caution: some of this might be ugly:


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Dylan Klebold’s Mother speaks out about her son

This is one of them posts that is very hard for me to write. I remember this tragic event, I watched it play out on live TV at the time.

Here are some clips from the ABC TV 20/20 show that aired last night:


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I would like to think Diane Sawyer for handling this interview without coming off sounding like some anti-gun flaming liberal. Diane also handling this with the grace and professionalism that is sorely missing in the media today. Klebold’s Mother should not be blamed for what happened with her son. Mental illness is something that can hit anyone. Guns were simply the tool, if they had not used them, they would have used something else.

I could never imagine the literal and proverbial hell that this woman has been through. She says she does not believe in evil. Well, I must disrespectfully disagree with that. I really do not think that these guys were just evil young men; they were mentally ill young people, who were overlooked by the experts and ended up committing a horrible act of violence.

The unfortunate part about this entire situation, is that the political left in this Country; has used this situation and others like it; to attempt to exert strict gun laws and control on this Country —- none of which would have prevented this tragic event or any others like it since. It is has become a bit of a Cliché on the right — but it is absolutely true — Guns do not kill people, people kill people.

If these young man were going to kill people, they would have used other means, if the guns were not available. Are we going to ban knives? Are we going to ban cars? Are we going to be everything that can be potentially used as a weapon?

Of course not.

Still… one has to feel sorry or dare I say — Pity? For a woman that will go to her grave knowing that her son committed such acts towards people. It is a hell that will follow her to the grave — and that is a hell, that I would wish upon no one.

God be with her and the Harris family and with the family of the victims.

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Carly Fiorina bows out…

First Christie and now her; just like I said it would happen.

From her Facebook page:

This campaign was always about citizenship—taking back our country from a political class that only serves the big, the powerful, the wealthy, and the well connected. Election after election, the same empty promises are made and the same poll-tested stump speeches are given, but nothing changes. I’ve said throughout this campaign that I will not sit down and be quiet. I’m not going to start now. While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them.

Our Republican Party must fight alongside these Americans as well. We must end crony capitalism by fighting the policies that allow it to flourish. We must fix our festering problems by holding our bloated, inept government bureaucracy accountable. Republicans must stand for conservative principles that lift people up and recognize all Americans have the right to fulfill their God-given potential.

To young girls and women across the country, I say: do not let others define you. Do not listen to anyone who says you have to vote a certain way or for a certain candidate because you’re a woman. That is not feminism. Feminism doesn’t shut down conversations or threaten women. It is not about ideology. It is not a weapon to wield against your political opponent. A feminist is a woman who lives the life she chooses and uses all her God-given gifts. And always remember that a leader is not born, but made. Choose leadership.

As I have said to the many wonderful Americans I have met throughout this campaign, a leader is a servant whose highest calling is to unlock potential in others. I will continue to serve in order to restore citizen government to this great nation so that together we may fulfill our potential.

Good luck to her.