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The timing of his death, as unfortunate as it may be, for his family and the country, may help define the difference between the candidates.

31 of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s Greatest Quotes

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died today of apparent natural causes, according to officials, after attending a private party at the Cibolo Creek Ranch in Texas. In memory of his long career of constitutional originalism on the Supreme Court and his characteristic wit and good humor, here is a list of some of his greatest quotes:

Speaking to college graduates:

“Never compromise your principles, unless of course your principles are Adolf Hitler’s, in which case you would be well advised to compromise them as much as you can.” – Justice Scalia

“Indeed, follow your star if you want to head north and it’s the North Star. But if you want to head north and it’s Mars, you had better follow somebody else’s star.” – Justice Scalia

On following your conscience:

“More important than your obligation to follow your conscience, or at least prior to it, is your obligation to form your conscience correctly.”  – Justice Scalia 

“Sometimes people come up to me and inquire, ‘Justice Scalia, when did you first become an originalist?’ As though it’s some weird affliction, you know, ‘When did you start eating human flesh?’” – Justice Scalia 

On the game of soccer:

“If it were impossible for individual human beings (or groups of human beings) to act autonomously in effective pursuit of a common goal, the game of soccer would not exist.” –  Justice Scalia

On the lack of a Constitutional right to abortion:

“You think there ought to be a right to abortion? No problem. The Constitution says nothing about it. Create it the way most rights are created in a democratic society. Pass a law. And that law, unlike a Constitutional right to abortion created by a court can compromise.” – Justice Scalia

On the Constitution being a tool for change:

“A Constitution is not meant to facilitate change. It is meant to impede change, to make it difficult to change.” – Justice Scalia 

On disagreeing with people:

“I respect the people who have them, but I think those views are just flat out wrong,” –Justice Scalia

On his combative arguments in the Supreme Court:

“I attack ideas. I don’t attack people. And some very good people have some very bad ideas. And if you can’t separate the two, you gotta get another day job.”- Justice Scalia

On the F-word being used in modern television:

“I occasionally watch movies or television shows in which the f-word is used constantly, not by the criminal class but by supposedly elegant, well-educated, well-to-do people. The society I move in doesn’t behave that way. Who imagines this? – Justice Scalia 

On arguing:

“I love to argue. I’ve always loved to argue. And I love to point out the weaknesses of the opposing arguments. It may well be that I’m something of a shin kicker. It may well be that I’m something of a contrarian.” – Justice Scalia 

On Bush v. Gore:

“I and my court owe no apology whatever for Bush versus Gore. We did the right thing. So there!” – Justice Scalia 

On his big family:

“Well, we didn’t set out to have nine children. We’re just old-fashioned Catholics, you know” – Justice Scalia 

On God’s blessings on America:

God has been very good to us. One of the reasons God has been good to us is that we have done him honor.” – Justice Scalia

On free speech:

“I think Thomas Jefferson would have said the more speech, the better. That’s what the First Amendment is all about.” – Justice Scalia

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5 Responses

  1. There are a lot of questions being asked, such as why no autopsy, being pronounced dead over the phone, and a few other inconsistencies ? A person of such a high office’s death should be thoroughly investigated. many are troubled by these quick judgements as the ’cause’ of death. A methodical process would erase all doubt. RIP Honorable Justice you were a champion of the Constitution and individual rights.

  2. Antonin scalia lives in all of americans forever. He was the greatest justice in history and we should always rember that. He will lways bewatchingover america. America must always stay one nation under god and uphold scalias values a once in a lifetine justice of the highest order and an ameriican icon.

  3. So the media want you to think this is now between Hillary clinton and donald Trump in a head to head debate, but let me tell you where america really stand! This is also about Governor Mike Pence, Dr. Ben Carson, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Senator Jeff Sessions, Governor Chris Christie, Representative Trey Gowdy, Senator Marco Rubio, Ted cruz and the other loyal Republicans who want to save the great country of america from the rotten to the core Clinton’s! Obama soros and co…This is about the Deplorable’s who are the true American heroes; the blue collar workers in the mines and factories; the small business owners; the farmers; the law enforcement officers; the border patrol; the military; the Vets; the working families; the poor in the inner cities, Black, White or Hispanic; the legal immigrants; the unemployed; the senior citizens; the retired; the school kids seeking a better education; the college graduates looking for a job; the doctors and nurses seeking relief from Obamacare rules and regulations; the families who have suffered from horrendous crimes caused by illegal aliens; and so many others who want to live normal lives without the government corruption! Its for the greatest men who ever lived the Founding Fathers: John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington who sacrificed and made america the greatest country in the world with there morals and great values and foresite . its for the recently deceased greatest justice in american history antonin scalia its for Law and order and blind justice, that treats us all as equal, it must prevail if AMERICA are to have a country! We are tired of the propaganda put out 24/7 by a biased media that makes a mockery of Freedom of the Press! We have reached the bottom of the abyss and we are going to climb our way out of the evil and darkness that we have endured america for the last 8 years and we will be stronger and wiser than ever before! WE THE PEOPLE ARE BACK AND WE ALL STAND WITH TRUMP!!

  4. THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, SAYS IT ALL. WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO RISE UP AND TOSS ALL THE WASHINGTON CROOKS UNDER THE BUS. SOMEONE NEEDS TO POST THE DECLARATION AT LEAST ONCE A DAY. IF CONGRESS DOES NOT ACT ON OUR BEHALF, THEN WE CAN OVER RIDE CONGRESS BY FORCE OF ARMS. OUR CONSTITUTION GRANTS US RIGHTS> AND CONGRESS IS NOT RESPECTING OUR RIGHTS. CODE RED NOVEMBER 8th.TRUMP MUST BE ELECTED *** founding father of justice. IF ITS HILLARY CLINTON ITS ALL OUT WAR… AMERICA WILL NOT BE DESTROYED BY EVIL NO MORE..Every american must be willing to stand and say nothing is letting the country become destroyed by corruption..America has a terroist for a president…and a murderous liar fellon running for office…we need to rise up and take our home back and be rid of these tyrants at any means possible….it happened in 1776…for a lot less…should happen in 2016….and put trump in office,

  5. ANTONIN GREGORY SCALIA. A Giant of a man who never avoided a fight FOR AMERICA! He stood up bravely to all enemies of THE Country and THE Constitution! ANTONIN SCALIA was the greatest ever justice in american history. He followed the constitution as it was wriiten by the great founders. You might not agree with Justice Scalia, however, one should never doubt the genius of his legal mind and his enduring commitment to the principles he held. AMERICA MUST HAVE HIS SEAT FILLED WITH SOMEONE AS HONORABLE, DIGNIFIED AND COMMITTED TO UPHOLDING AND DEFENDING THE CONSTITUTION, THE FLAG, THE NATION, THE UNBORN AS THE GREAT TOWERING FIGURE WAS….. AMERICAS VERY SOUL IS ON THE LINE!!!!! America lost a true student and master of the U.S. Constitution the finest jurist and justice to ever sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. A brilliant legal thinker a once in a generation american icon. May Justice Antonin Scalia rest in peace, and may God bless the U.S.A. Scalias spirit will always be watching over the american people. AMERICA lost a true dedicated patriot and big hearted man !!! The people of america to be guaranteed of freedom is because of the Constitution. SCALIA KNEW THIS MORE THAN ANY JURIST IN HISTORY. Heaven recieved one of its finest angels how can you not have respect and love for the man.

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