The terrifying news tonight is one great man died, and what is left of the Republic is in jeopardy. Justice Scalia was everything a SCOTUS justice ought to be. The power usurped by the Supreme Court has been one that fundamentally makes a mockery of having a republic as a form of government. Once the left realized they could use the Supreme Court to bypass public opinion and the constitutional amendment process, they have used it as yet another tool to fulfill their agenda. Since Lochner was overturned in 1937, upholding existing rights for individuals have been the only victories for the right. The left, on the other hand, have seen the invention of rights and powers for the government out of thin air. This mockery must end if we are to ever return to a functioning republic.
When I first conceived this post it was very different from how it turned out. What was originally going to be a reflection on some past events became a look into the thought process that goes into my own process of self-improvement.
I started by looking at a unique experience I had a few years ago. As adults, very few of us have the freedom to do whatever we like whenever we like. We’ve got to make enough money to make ends meet, and for most of us that means having a job. That’s certainly where I am in life. I’m salaried, paid well and charge customers by the hour.
But a few years ago, I had a chance to experience “the dream”. I had just finished grad school, and because I got a research job, I didn’t spend the money I had saved to get me through school. I also had a chance to live in an oceanfront house for a couple of months, rent free, on my own. I had to pay for gas for my car, my cell phone bill and my food, but otherwise I had no expenses for the duration. I moved in a week after I got my masters degree.