Antonin Scalia called the State of the Union a “childish spectacle.”
The so-called High Court needs term limits. A decade seems like 1-year too many. Also, Supreme Court Justices need to be constitutionally barred from making public appearances.
Either run for elective office or shut your pie-hole, Antonin!
I was so totally knocked-away, and caught off guard, last night, by President Obama’s ability to bring me to tears. As he talked about gun violence, pointing out all the families sitting in the Capital Rotunda, destroyed by gun violence, urging a vote, repeating a simple line, “They Deserve A Vote,” over and over, again and again, “They Deserve A Vote,” I began to sob.
How embarrassing. Luckily I was alone.
My phone began ringing. But I didn’t pick up. Text messages began appearing. But I didn’t reply. I was too busy swirling in the shitter, overcome with emotion, reveling in the moment.
When we lose the ability to be childish, it’s over.
When the day finally comes that Antonin Scalia admits to himself a gavel doesn’t make him Thor, he might actually find the courage to step out of the delusional arrogance he’s been pretending is his birthright, and reclaim perspective, seeing a grown man who prances around in a robe for what it really is: childish spectacle.
Let’s put down our guns. Let’s lead by example. And show our children bang-bang shoot-shoot is a game best played with fingers, not M16A2’s.