"When Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died 11 days ago at a West Texas ranch, he was among high-ranking members of an exclusive fraternity for hunters called the International Order of St. Hubertus, an Austrian society that dates back to the 1600s. After Scalia’s death Feb. 13, the names of the 35 other guests at the remote resort, along with details about Scalia’s connection to the hunters, have remained largely unknown. A review of public records shows that some of the men who were with Scalia at the ranch are connected through the International Order of St. Hubertus, whose members gathered at least once before at the same ranch for a celebratory weekend. Members of the worldwide, male-only society wear dark-green robes emblazoned with a large cross and the motto “Deum Diligite Animalia Diligentes,” which means “Honoring God by honoring His creatures,” according to the group’s website. Some hold titles, such as Grand Master, Prior and Knight Grand Officer. The Order’s name is in honor of Hubert, the patron saint of hunters and fishermen." Washington Post
Most young people, crap "comedians" who think "clap if you agree with me!" is a substitute for actual laughter, and the generally liberal-minded did not like Antonin Scalia. That makes a lot of sense given what they believe and how he generally sided. However, the first two groups listed have been just the most unbelievably disrespectful of one of the greatest minds of our time. They love to say he's trash, idiotic, a monster, etc. just because they didn't like what he did or his logical examples and questionings. That's totally fine, too, because you can think what you want to about anyone you want. I won't take that away from anyone because that's your right as a citizen of this great country. However, to think he was anything less than brilliant is completely ignorant and unfounded. No one on the Supreme Court isn't an incredible mind, so don't you dare say Scalia wasn't--especially if you've never ever actually read any Supreme Court cases. Seeing a BuzzFeed headline and using that as fodder for your Scalia-hatred is even more terrifying and horrible than the incorrect-version of him those sorts of people believe him to be. This all is of course going to make you think I'm an intolerant asshole, and that's fine. Again, it's your star spangled right to think that about me or anyone else. Know I don't support all of his decisions, but I still admire the hell out of the man's intellectual fervor. He deserves to be respected for it. Also, we all should strive to think and question as hard as he did. This all sounds preachy but I really just can't believe how easily people dismiss what he did.
Anyway, I saw this article and it makes me so, so excited. THIS, is a way to die. Surrounded by hunting buddies on one last getaway? Are you kidding me? That is heaven on Earth. To not only not die in a hospital bed or nursing home, but moreover to be on a HUNTING TRIP? This is seriously now my end of life goal. As a life-long outdoorsman, I now strive to croak around my best friends while either out in a boat or in duck blind. Hearing about his death is as inspirational as his thought-abilities. If you still think he wasn't unbelievably smart, you surely do now that you know how he died. Because that's as smart a way to go as possible.
Also, another serious life goal I now have is to one day be a member of the International Order of St. Hubertus. Their motto is my life motto: "Honoring God by honoring His creatures." I'm so fired up right now knowing that there's an actual hunting fraternity started in 1695 and that this is what they do. It's the next thing I'm striving to do here, baby! I just want to be connected to badass men throughout history and this is my ticket. As if my love of hunting, fishing, conservationism, and all their other beliefs isn't enough, my black lab and hunting dog's name is HUBERT. I was made for this society. Me and Brett Favre are going to crush some Busch Lights together around a St. Hubertus fire someday. I just know it.
One last thing: look at the picture at the top. Notice what both of these guys (Representative Fortenberry and Justice Scalia) are wearing. THAT is real hunting clothing. Holy cows have people gone overboard with all this Under Armour type of fancypants... Well, pants, and stuff. At the end of the day, all you really need is some good old fashioned pattern camo and rubber boots. Just don't ever, ever wear a scarf when you're hunting. That to me is what Scalia is to young liberal people.