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Letter: Conservatives are the ones disrespecting Constitution

Conservatives are the ones disrespecting Constitution

I am responding to a Michael Ramirez editorial cartoon reprinted in The News on Feb. 28. It shows an angel greeting Justice Antonin Scalia in heaven, consoling him with the words, “Be glad he did not attend your funeral,” and a sign behind him explaining, “president shows no respect for Scalia or Constitution.”

On the contrary, President Obama is showing the highest respect for a constitutional originalist by fulfilling his duty to nominate a new justice promptly. The Constitution says “shall.” Not might or can or should. Shall. The irony is that it is the conservative branch of the legislature that is trying to block it. The conservatives are the ones showing no respect.

Marcia Brown

Hamburg