Monday, October 28, 2013

Is Antonin Scalia Suffering From Alzheimer's Disease?

As has been mentioned by many people in the press, Antonin Scalia is more than a little outspoken in his supposed "original constitution" opinions. I guess he should take into appraisal the fact that 'the original constitution framers' were slave owners. We, as a nation have decided that discrimination is wrong, although Scalia makes no apologies for calling the fourteenth amendment a "racial entitlement" that was NOT ABOUT black people, even though it was enacted to allow former slaves and other African Americans to vote. AS I REMEMBER, we didn't have any slaves who weren't black, so what is this racist homophobe running his mouth for? Did I just mention homophobe? He uses the pope and the Catholic church as an excuse to discriminate and hate on gay people and I wonder what his excuse is going to be now that the new pope said that gays and abortion are "too much of a Catholic obsession" and wants his parishioners to stop the hate. I have a definite reason for my opinion about his mental condition. He has been confronted and his reaction to people suggesting he is senile was, "I will tell you when I am no longer in charge of my mental faculties", which means he is defensive about it and wants to hide out as a "cranky old man" (born in 1936, he is 77), so he obviously dyes his always jet black hair, to hide his age (another sign he is hiding something).
Let me give you a couple lines from the diagnosis for Alzheimer's disease as written out on Wikipedia: "... Most often, AD is diagnosed in people over 65 years of age, although the less-prevalent early-onset Alzheimer's can occur much earlier. In 2006, there were 26.6 million sufferers worldwide. Alzheimer's is predicted to affect 1 in 85 people globally by 2050.
All anyone needs to know about Scalia is in the article (his wiki) at  .  It states his opinions are supposedly termed (by him) as "originalism in interpreting the constitution" which if I decide to be 'original' in deciding laws for validity, I will be accused of ignoring them, so I don't understand what he thinks he is doing. As a member of the Supreme Court, he is supposed to decide if a situation is constitutionally sound, not decide how he can reinterpret the constitution to fit his agenda, but that is exactly what he does. He hates alternative action but even though there is some unfairness in the laws, one on the bench is supposed to decide situations as the law states, not try to rewrite the law based on religious mythology and any other text one can cherry pick from. He doesn't need to recuse himself from cases that are a conflict of interest, in my opinion, he needs to step down from the bench and get a brain scan for dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Although Alzheimer's disease develops differently for every individual, there are many common symptoms. Early symptoms are often mistakenly thought to be 'age-related' concerns, or manifestations of stress. In the early stages, the most common symptom is difficulty in remembering recent events. When AD is suspected, the diagnosis is usually confirmed with tests that evaluate behaviour and thinking abilities, often followed by a brain scan if available, however, examination of brain tissue is required for a definitive diagnosis. As the disease advances, symptoms can include confusion, irritability, aggression, mood swings, trouble with language, and long-term memory loss. As the sufferer declines they often withdraw from family and society. Gradually, bodily functions are lost, ultimately leading to death. Since the disease is different for each individual, predicting how it will affect the person is difficult. AD develops for an unknown and variable amount of time before becoming fully apparent, and it can progress undiagnosed for years." The entire article with references for gathered information is at
The obvious reasons he should step down are that he should never, with his frame of reference in the world concerning his discrimination towards women, gays, and minorities (especially blacks) should be obvious to everyone who believes in equality. Our world is no longer run by white guys living in the conservative ideology bubble (the Bill O'Reilly "Leave it to Beaver" land that never existed). As so, our Supreme Court, the most important court for democratic and impartial decisions in the land, should NOT be, either.

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