Justice Scalia, 79, Dead – Nation’s Loss, Conservatism’s Crisis

scalia_ftThis was just posted on Drudgereport. Please go read the details, to the degree we have any, here. When you have read the facts of Justice Scalia’s death to the extent they have been reported, I need you to come right back here and finish reading. It’s urgent.

We are at a constitutional breaking point. Without Scalia, the most reliable conservative on the court, we’re in desperate trouble.  More than that, I want you to look around at how conservatism is under assault on all fronts. In the Primary campaign for the presidency, conservatives are madly running off in this direction and that, hurling insults back and forth in a manner that will make it nearly impossible to come together for any purpose any time in the near-term future. More, it’s not just that conservatives are running off on their own, but that they’re being driven in a predictable pattern.  Look around. How many people you once trusted as conservatives are now mad at you, or you at them?  How many? How much of this is natural, and how much of it is being driven by something else?  Ladies and gentlemen, please consider this before you send out another tweet; Facebook or blog posting. We’re being divided and conquered, and it’s happening from the top to the bottom of the conservative movement. It will now be the method by which we are prevented from saving our nation.  It’s how the death of Antonin Scalia, the most consistently faithful constitutional jurist in my lifetime will come to spell the end of the Republic, and how conservatism will be neutered and helpless to stop it.  Listen to me: Elections come and elections go, and the upcoming election will be frightfully important to the future of our country, but we MUST NOT LET OURSELVES BE DIVIDED over transient political campaigns.  Candidates will come, and candidates will go, but if you’re really concerned about the country, and if you’re reading this, I know you are, we must stop the pointless, hurtful bickering and understand that we’re being driven toward an inevitable result, and it doesn’t matter who you’re supporting at this moment.  What will matter is that at the end of this process, we are going to be ripe for domination because we have permitted ourselves to be torn asunder. STOP! Who benefits when conservatives are at war with one another? Who? No, not just Obama and the Democrats… It’s worse than that.  Stop yelling at one another.  Think about what’s happening and how our vaunted conservative “spokespersons” are being neutered, one right after the next. It’s happening now. It’s hard to see because we’re in the midst of it all.

Think, people. We’re being played. All of us. We’re being divided and set up for conquer at the moment we can least afford it. More on all of this later.

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  • RebinTexas

    Good – on both – Mark….on the loss of Judge Scalia…..our best in a long long time….and on the division within the conservative movement, with its bickering and much worse. Thankfully, I’ve found that most “thinking” conservatives still listen and try to learn on all sides and candidates….and, like you and I, are not really enamored of any in particular, even as they may lean one way or another…

  • heavenlysunlightyes

    Welcome back, Mark. Your voice is needed.