That's a good sentiment. But there's 2 core problems with it where Scalia is concerned. Scalia in fact did not support an originalist/textualist reading of the law. Scalia never shrunk from legislating from the bench/ignoring his own version of 'originalist', or trying to do so with his dissents when in the minorty if it would serve his political ideology. He was not in fact this person sticking to his principles, but rather a person sticking to his politics, no matter how he had to trample on his own principles to do so.