Ruben Navarrette Jr.’s column (Feb. 19), where he outlines his exasperation when anyone expresses admiration or respect for deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, sure sounded like sour grapes to me.
Unhappy with Justice Scalia’s decisions and conservative outlook, Mr. Navarrette resorts to pointing out that his ancestors have been in this country longer than Justice Scalia’s ancestors. Seriously? Is that what makes one individual’s opinions or decisions more legitimate and justified than another’s, the location of where their grandparents were born? That sounds rather simplistic and self-serving.
If one more tribute to Mr. Scalia is going to make Mr. Navarrette sick, I suggest he make a quick trip to his local drug store. He is in for a long and painful illness indeed.
James Catalano, Fresno