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Scalia’s death the last thing we needed

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Uncommon sense with Glenn Mollette

An autopsy should be performed on US supreme-court justice Antonin Scalia. Families have to make their own decisions and maybe he had a history of health problems that made his sudden passing not so sudden to his family but his sudden passing was unexpected and shocking news.
We’ve heard reports that he died peacefully and from natural causes. In order to eliminate all future speculations and criminal theories and suspicions, an autopsy should be done to clear the air about his passing.Scalia, Antonin_Official_SCOTUS_Portrait
Could someone have wanted Scalia dead? Who stands to gain the most from his passing? Sadly, very little time has been given to mourning his death as a furor has broken out over replacing him on the supreme court.
He could have very easily died from heart failure as death comes to us all. However, making sure of this through an autopsy would avoid all the crazy tabloid stories, books and ridiculous television investigative stories that could come from his passing.
President Barack Obama has every right to make his nomination to replace Scalia, left. The Republican-led senate has every right to block or stall approving anyone. Remember, this is American politics where nobody gets along.
We are talking about the big divide in our nation where it’s all Republicans versus all Democrats and conservatives versus liberals. There is very little crossing of the party line, as Republicans do not feel they can bend nor do the Democrats. Doing so would cause them to appear uncommitted to their conservative or liberal principles.
What if the president nominated someone who most everyone could agree on? That’s a nice dream but probably is not going to happen.
In the meantime, our thoughts and prayers should go out to the family and close friends of Justice Antonin Scalia. While politicians fight to replace him on the court, he will not be replaced in the hearts of those who loved him and held him dear.
Replacing him will be a news-heavy item for several months as the president, congress and media all weigh in with opinions and political posturing. Don’t expect to see any video on television of the president sitting down with senators Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Harry Reid.
There won’t be any long coffee sessions with these politicians discussing, debating or praying about the next supreme-court appointee. Such activity would be civil, moral and old-fashioned. Expect more liar, liar, liar ranting and division, which is the last thing this country needs.
Glenn Mollette is an American author whose syndicated column is read in all 50 states.

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