Singer Travis Tritt remembers Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia's friendship: 'How I long for those days again'

After Tritt’s tweet, users gave their opinion: 'Scalia and Ginsburg came from a time when we were taught how to disagree, how to have a stance without losing ethics or morality'


                            Singer Travis Tritt remembers Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia's friendship:  'How I long for those days again'
Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia, Travis Tritt (Getty Images)

Travis Tritt, the 57-year-old country singer, also paid tribute to late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away on September 18 due to complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas. He wrote: “I’m so saddened over what has happened to open political discourse. Supreme court justices Scalia and Ginsburg disagreed on almost all political decisions and yet, they had a very close personal friendship. God, how I long for those days again. #RIPRBG”

According to CNN, Ginsburg had ideological differences with Justice Antonin Scalia but they were very good friends. After the conservative's sudden death in February 2016, Ginsburg said he left her a "treasure trove" of memories, as per CNN. As per the report, Derrick Wang inspired by their relationship composed a comic opera that he titled Scalia/Ginsburg that was based on opinions held by the two justices.

After Tritt’s tweet, other users also gave their opinion. One said, “Unlike the generation now having temper tantrums in the streets, Scalia and Ginsburg came from a time when we were taught how to disagree, how to debate a point, how to have a stance without losing ethics or morality. In short, they were grown-ups.” Another said, “Sometimes it takes artists to remind us of the humanity we must share. We can disagree on policy, candidates and party. Humanity comes first. Artists remind us of this.”  One user opined, “The occurrences of discord are certain as we travel the path of human life; may we never elevate discord above our humanity. My sentiment tonight as I sent my condolences to her family.  Heartbroken that the hostility of politics has devastated human compassion.”



 



 



 



 

One user agreed and said, “Agreed Travis!  Sadly, days of civility seem to be vanishing in an era gone by of the last few decades.” Another concurred, “It used to be that people could have different opinions and still get along. I hope we get back to those days sometime soon.” Another said, “I disagreed on just about any issue with RBG but I respected her as a strong woman and a fighter until the end. I also long for the days where people with polar opposite I ideologies could be the best of friends. Politics kicked in not an hour after her death.” One user stated, “Yes sir. O’Neill and Reagan would have drinks after going at it all day. I miss those days as well.”



 



 



 



 

Recently, the musician was trending after he backed actor James Woods's call to block as many "radical leftists" as one could by searching for the hashtag 'resist.' Woods, best known for starring in movies such as 'Once Upon a Time in America', 'Videodrome', and 'The Virgin Suicides', caused controversy after tweeting, “Reminder: block any twenty accounts a day that have the hashtag “resist” in their profile. It slows them down and offsets Twitter’s shadow-banning of conservative accounts.” Tritt then took to Twitter to back Woods's claim. Angering many Twitter users, Tritt wrote, “Per my friend @RealJamesWoods, type #resist in your Twitter search bar. Block at least twenty of these accounts per day. We will soon make them as irrelevant as they have tried to make the rest of us.” The country singer further revealed that he has been blocking left-leaning accounts for months already. Tritt tweeted, “FYI - I’ve been doing this for months prior to @RealJamesWoods suggestion.”



 



 



 

 


 


 
 
 

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