The inevitable hagiography of the suddenly departed is particularly galling in the case of Antonin Scalia. This article clearly and carefully sites what he really did and the brutal destruction of the founding principals that sought to protect the citizens from a new aristocracy. Common decency and mindfulness demands respect for an intelligent, articulate, and witty, legal scholar. His bizarre commitment to archaic religionist hatred was, I think, not just a distraction but fundamental to his complete and unquestioning dedication and subjugation to the 1%. They were his gods and he had no shame.