which is how we wind up with a clown like George Takei calling Clarence Thomas 'a clown in blackface'.
But if the measure of judicial accomplishment is the number and
quality of opinions a justice writes — and not the questions he rattles
off during oral arguments — then by that measure, Thomas is among the
most impressive justices: He has now written more than 500 opinions,
many of them contributing new and painstakingly researched analysis. His
opinions in United States v. Lopez, McIntyre v. Ohio Elections Commission and McDonald v. City of Chicago
are just some examples from the illustrious list. He has also
demonstrated the fortitude to hold true to his jurisprudential
principles in the face of withering attacks.
though, it’s that Thomas, throughout his career, never wavered from a
set of principles that many liberals don’t think a black man can
legitimately hold. He believes in individual rights, not group rights, a
view enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. He opposes racial
preferences both because they are bad policy and because they have no
basis in the Constitution. Thomas held those views long before he
arrived on the court, but they have been powerfully expressed in many of
And those opinions drive the left (further) into insanity.